Founded in 1953, Sargento Foods is one of the leading, family-owned companies that manufactures, packages and markets natural shredded, sliced and snack cheese, cheese appetizers, ingredients and sauces in the United States. The company operates consumer products, food service and food ingredients divisions. It offers products the brand name of Sargento. Sargento Foods works with a team of more than 1,300 staff members. With annual sales of over $700 million, the company maintains a culinary center.