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Our Company

Our Story

At Sargento, we believe in the power of food to bring people together. From the Sargento Family of employees, to our customers, vendors and neighbors to us, we’re all family.

What has mattered since we began in 1953, still matters today, three generations later. We built our business on our founder Leonard Gentine’s belief that we hire good people and treat them like family. We have an insatiable winning spirit and are grounded in our faith in God. We share the results of our success with those who contribute to our success.

We’re passionate about serving our customers the best real food through our innovation, service, and quality. Our Sargento family drives value for the long term, and we believe that the power of real food can connect us all to what matters most today and every day.

Mission

Our Purpose

We will provide the best real food while creating meaningful, lasting stakeholder value.

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Our Vision

To be the most innovative, best-loved real food company.

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Our Values

We’re guided by 20 principles we call People, Pride & Progress. These values stem from our founder Leonard A. Gentine’s philosophy of 'hire good people and treat them like family.'

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Sargento Foods Inc.

+Consumer Products Division

Consumer Products Division

Our consumer products are branded leaders in 100% real, natural cheese.  From our shredded and sliced cheeses to our convenient snacks like Balanced Breaks® snacks, Sargento is known and trusted for high quality and superior taste. 

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Consumer Products Division

Our consumer products are branded leaders in 100% real, natural cheese.  From our shredded and sliced cheeses to our convenient snacks like Balanced Breaks® snacks, Sargento is known and trusted for high quality and superior taste. 

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+Sargento Careers

Sargento Careers

At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you.

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Sargento Careers

At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you.

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+Food Service and Ingredients Division

Food Service and Ingredients Division

Our business-to-business division creates innovative, cheese products and packaging solutions for national restaurant chains and food manufacturers.

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Food Service and Ingredients Division

Our business-to-business division creates innovative, cheese products and packaging solutions for national restaurant chains and food manufacturers.

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Our Stats

Continuing To Grow Forward

$1.5B

Net Sales

2000+

Employees

65+ Years

Private, Family-Owned

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Locations

+Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake is home to our technical center. Our Innovation, Quality and Engineering teams work here. Elkhart Lake is just 15 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

 

Our Location

Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake is home to our technical center. Our Innovation, Quality and Engineering teams work here. Elkhart Lake is just 15 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

 

Our Location

+Kiel

Kiel

Our Kiel location is a production facility with manufacturing and office teams. All of our production facilities have on-site Health & Wellness Centers as well as a Company Store. Kiel is 25 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

Our Location

Kiel

Our Kiel location is a production facility with manufacturing and office teams. All of our production facilities have on-site Health & Wellness Centers as well as a Company Store. Kiel is 25 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

Our Location

+Hilbert

Hilbert

Our Hilbert location is a production facility with manufacturing and office teams. All of our production facilities have on-site Health & Wellness Centers as well as a Company Store. Hilbert is 45 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

Our Location

Hilbert

Our Hilbert location is a production facility with manufacturing and office teams. All of our production facilities have on-site Health & Wellness Centers as well as a Company Store. Hilbert is 45 minutes north of our Plymouth headquarters.

Our Location
History

History of Innovation

Since our founding in 1953, Sargento has been dedicated to innovation. What we do is for the love of 100% real, natural cheese and adding value for the Sargento Family. From ahead-of-its-time packaging and unique varieties, to industry firsts and industry bests.

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Executive Leaders

Sargento Foods is led by third-generation leaders CEO Louie Gentine and Executive Vice President – Operations Mike McEvoy. They collaborate with an experienced and passionate leadership team that is committed to innovation and our company values.

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+Code of Business and Personal Ethics

Code of Business and Personal Ethics

We understand that the pursuit of material success can cause personal interest to obscure common principles. The Sargento Family upholds the following standards which guide every relationship with our stakeholders.

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Code of Business and Personal Ethics

We understand that the pursuit of material success can cause personal interest to obscure common principles. The Sargento Family upholds the following standards which guide every relationship with our stakeholders.

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+Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a family-owned company, Sargento is dedicated to improving the communities where we live and work. We are guided by our values and Stakeholder Philosophy of sharing our success with those who contribute to our success.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

As a family-owned company, Sargento is dedicated to improving the communities where we live and work. We are guided by our values and Stakeholder Philosophy of sharing our success with those who contribute to our success.

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+FAQs

FAQs

At Sargento, cheese is our favorite subject! Below are some answers to questions you may have about our products and our company.

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FAQs

At Sargento, cheese is our favorite subject! Below are some answers to questions you may have about our products and our company.

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