FuzeHubs Helps Argyle Cheese Scale-Up Their Manufacturing Process

Argyle Cheese Farmer uses milk from a family-owned farm to produce yogurt and artisan cheeses. The 225-acre farmstead has a herd of 50 cows, and is the site of a small outbuilding that houses processing equipment and supports retail operations.

Summary

Argyle Cheese Farmer attended FuzeHub’s Farm to Fork Solutions that was held in Rochester on October 3, 2014 to:

  • Learn about potential support for a planned expansion
  • Make connections that could help boost production
  • Seek distribution outlets and marketing expertise

Outcome

Through connections made FuzeHub’s Farm to Fork event in Rochester, Argyle Cheese Farmer received on-site visits from CEG and WDI. The cheese and yogurt producer then applied for and won a CFA award for new processing equipment. CEG told Marge Randles that help for the plant layout was also available and assisted Argyle Cheese Farmer with obtaining WDI grant funding to help cover the 32 hours of plant layout consulting services CEG would provide. With its expansion, the cheese and yogurt producer hopes to triple its sales in 18 months.

“Putting it on paper helped us see the whole picture.” -Marge Randles, Owner, Argyle Cheese Farm

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