A successful menu starts with artful ingredients. With the world’s finest crafted cheeses backed by trendsetting approaches and industry-shaping innovations, Emmi Roth can help you achieve artistry in everything you create.
Creating the best cheese moments. We craft cheese with heart and develop products made to inspire. From making some of the most awarded cheeses in the U.S. to importing Switzerland’s most beloved cheeses, we work every day to provide the world’s best cheeses. We are proud to be part of Switzerland’s largest milk processor, Emmi Group, which employs 5,400 people in 13 countries worldwide. Here in the U.S., Emmi Roth has operations at five locations across Wisconsin and growing.
From the farm to affinage, we’re committed to sustainability. We turn fresh milk into award-winning cheese every day, but also have a responsibility to act as stewards for our communities along the way.
We are committed to cultivating a future where economic growth does not come at the expense of our planet’s and peoples’ health. As part of the Emmi Group, we focus our sustainability efforts in four areas where we can have the biggest impact to reduce our environmental footprint. Take a look at Emmi’s Sustainability Report to explore all we’ve done, and where we’re headed.
In Wisconsin and Switzerland, our farmers are committed to sustainable dairy farming and environmental stewardship. The bulk of the environmental impact of dairy products is caused in the milk production process, which is also associated with significant ethical and social issues, which is why we are dedicated to finding the most sustainable sources for our milk supply.
Our Wisconsin milk is sourced from Rolling Hills Co-Op right in our backyard in Monroe, Wisconsin. There, Wisconsin dairy farmers follow the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program. This program raises the bar for the entire dairy industry, which in turn creates a culture of continuous improvement.
In Switzerland, Emmi only buys Swiss milk bearing the “Suisse Garantie” (Swiss guarantee) label. To bear this label, the milk must come only from producers who meet the requirements for sound environmental practice certification, such as satisfactory manure balance and the maintenance of environmentally valuable land.
Emmi Roth completed a solar panel installation at our Platteville plant. We implemented 1,602 JA 330-watt panels on the roof of our cheese production facility. The installation, managed by Eagle Point Solar out of Dubuque, Iowa, is reducing our carbon footprint by eliminating 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the environment during its lifetime, which is equal to saving 1.4 million gallons of gas, recycling 43,000 tons of waste or reducing coal usage by 13 million pounds. The solar panels supply 15 percent of the annual electric use of the cheese making plant. As of now, we’ve more than doubled our goal of saving 300 tons of CO2 by 2020, and have saved more than 631 tons.
Emmi Roth has invested in a new anaerobic digester in Platteville in an effort to lower operational costs and remain environmentally responsible for the waste being produced during their cheesemaking operations. Anaerobic digestion is a series of biological processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is biogas, which is combusted to generate electricity and heat, or can be processed into renewable natural gas and transportation fuels. This investment in the anaerobic technology will also allow us to utilize biogas as a source of energy in the future!