Vermont Cheese Keeps the Packaging Line Moving Full Speed Ahead with a Delkor High-Performance, Automated Secondary Packaging Line
See how a new high-performance Delkor C Series robotic loading case-packing workcell helped improve the production line efficiency of the Vermont-based facility of Cabot Creamery Co-operative
Feb. 24, 2017 - If you were to travel to Cabot, Vermont, by car, you could almost experience what it’s like to miss a place just because you blinked. Located in an area of 2.8 square kilometers, the tiny community only had a total of 233 people making their home there, according to the 2010 United States Census.
But whatever Cabot lacks in size, it more than makes up for it in cheese.
Operating as part of the Andover, Ma.-headquartered Agri-Mark Dairy Cooperative, the Cabot Creamery Co-Operative Inc. is part of a prospering network of three cheese processing plants operated by Agri-Mark in northeastern U.S. This includes a cheese processing plant in Chateaugay, N.Y., producing cheddar and muenster cheeses; and West Springfield, Ma., where it makes butter and skim milk powder; a plant in Middlebury, Vt., where cheddar and whey protein powder is made; and Cabot, where it creates its award-winning cheddar cheese and other cultured products.
Best known for its award-winning Cabot brand of cheddar cheese and other dairy products, Cabot Creamery is a classic agricultural dairy co-operative business jointly owned by 1,100 farm families spread across the New York state and New England.The company was founded in 1919 as the Cabot Creamery Co-operative by 94 local farming families who invested US$3,700 in the original manufacturing plant using a wood-fired boiler.
At that time, dairy farmers produced much more milk than they could sell, so the Cabot farmers churned their excess milk into butter—selling their Rosedale brand all over the New England area.