Could Cuba lose its cheese company? Great Lakes Cheese plans $505M Allegany County plant

Cuba officials voice opposition to moving cheese manufacturing plant out of its historic home and into a new facility in Amity.
Chris Potter

CUBA – Cuba Cheese may not be churned out in Cuba for too much longer.

Great Lakes Cheese, the Cuba Cheese parent company, is eyeing a major expansion of its footprint in Allegany County, growth that will take the manufacturing plant out of its historic home in the town of Cuba.

Great Lakes Cheese has proposed a $505 million project to construct a 486,000-square-foot cheese manufacturing facility and an accompanying 50,000-square-foot wastewater treatment facility on Triana and Old State Road in the town of Amity, and County Road 20 in the town of Angelica. The plant would sit just off I-86, near the new Quicklees travel station.


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