Sanborn, Iowa — The Sanborn cheesemakers are celebrating an expansion project, and you’re invited to celebrate with them.
This Monday at 2 p.m. AMPI will celebrate their new addition with a ribbon cutting. People will be able to see the inside of the plant and what’s been happening recently. They will be serving cheese curds and the Van Ess Purple Cow Ice Cream Truck will be there as well.
The multi-million-dollar construction project is more than doubling AMPI’s processing capacity in Sanborn. There are eight, state-of-the-art cheese vats that expand daily processing capacity to 3 million pounds of milk.
AMPI is a cooperative of dairy farmers, and coop board members say that increased demand for AMPI’s award-winning cheese, along with growing milk production on member farms, is the basis for this cooperative investment. AMPI cheesemakers will begin producing cheese in the new vats by the end of 2017.