Foremost Farms closes facilities

Baraboo-based Foremost Farms will close two of its Wisconsin cheese plants due to consolidation, resulting in about 100 lost jobs. The state’s largest cheese producer, Foremost Farms announced the permanent closing of its mozzarella plant in Jackson County. It will also indefinitely idle its cheddar operation in Waumandee, Wis. while considering future opportunities. Work from the two plants will be integrated into the company’s other plants in Appleton, Marshfield, Milan, and Richland Center.