Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative files for Bankruptcy After 110 Years

Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 12, 2020. The 110-years-old Wisconsin-based cheese cooperative is responsible for numerous award-winning cheeses. Moreover, the company was among the 20 finalists of the World Championship Cheese Contest this past March.

Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative had increasingly struggled since its 24-year partnership with Maple Leaf Cheesemakers Inc. ended on November 20, 2020. The cooperative had been in negotiations with Maple Leaf Cheesemakers for the past year, in an attempt to compose a better contract. However, the organizations were unable to reach an agreement, and ultimately resulted in the end of production at the facility.

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers blamed the dairy market volatility and the declining demand in h...

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