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Auricchio to Speak at St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast

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From St. Norbert College, October 28, 2014
by Erich Wegenke,, 920-403-3089

Errico Auricchio, president of BelGioioso Cheese, will give a talk entitled "BelGioioso Cheese: An Improbable Success Story" as part of St. Norbert College's CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at F.K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The session sponsor is Bank Mutual.

Auricchio is part of a family tradition of cheesemaking that dates back to 1877, with a company founded by his great-grandfather in Italy. In 1979, Auricchio moved his family from Italy to America to start his own cheese company. Though he considered many areas of the United States, Auricchio ultimately selected Wisconsin due to its abundance of dairy farms, and bought his first plant in Denmark, Wis.

Auricchio's company began as a small establishment that exclusively made provolone cheese. From this beginning point, BelGioioso Cheese grew steadily: Today, the company consists of eight state-of-the-art facilities and more than 500 employees. BelGioioso purchases milk from more than 200 Wisconsin dairy farms, and produces over 30 varieties of cheese. About 99 percent of its cheese production is based in Wisconsin.

In April 2013, Auricchio was honored as a Life Member of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference in La Crosse, Wis.

The CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series is an outreach to the business community by the Office of the President at St. Norbert College, featuring presentations by distinguished local, regional and national business leaders. The registration fee for this session is $60. For more information, or to register, contact St. Norbert College at, email or visit

The presenting sponsor for the CEO Series is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan, and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Johnson Bank, Johnson Insurance, Insight Publications and The Boldt Company.

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