The Jerome Cheese Company, a division of Davisco Foods International, announced plans to add mozzarella cheese to its product line. The Idaho company already produces 520,000 pounds of cheddar cheese. Pizza — and increased marketing from companies like Pizza Hut and Papa John's Pizza — is driving the demand for mozzarella cheese.
The addition of mozarella cheese will also create jobs. The company will expand from its current staff of 250 and hire 20 new full-time employees. The long-term goal is to dobule the amount of milk processed at the plant, and this expansion could create as many as 175 more jobs, says Davisco COO Jon Davis.
—From Magic Valley News