Sartori acquires dip and spreads maker

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PLYMOUTH, WIS. — Sartori, a maker of artisan and premium cheeses, has entered the fresh pesto, dip and spreads segment with the acquisition of Tellory Inc., Boulder County, Colo. Tellory markets its pesto, dips and spreads under the Ciolo and Piccolo brands to specialty grocers.

“Tellory is a wonderful fit for Sartori,” said Jeff Schwager, president of Sartori. “Many of their products are artisan cheese-based, and the collective customer base is a strategic match.”

Mallory Kates, chief executive officer of Tellory, said that although the company has been approached as an acquisition target before, Sartori was the first to be “clearly the right fit.”

“They understand and share our values and commitment to quality and customers,” Ms. Kates said. “It’s very exciting for us to become part of a team that will not only help us continue to grow, but who can bring us so much in terms of production expertise and quality assurance.”

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