Plymouth: Cheese Capital of the World
Sargento Foods Inc. is one of the largest retail cheese companies in the U.S., according to Wikipedia. Barbara Gannon, Sargento’s vice president of corporate communications, says the company has the No. 1-selling brand of sliced natural cheese. An earlier ad campaign was based on “persnickety” cheese people — the company headquarters address is 1 Persnickety Place in Plymouth. However, the ad campaign now refers to “real cheese people,” capitalizing on the fact that Sargento’s products are all real cheese. About 1,000 workers are employed in Plymouth.