By now you’ve probably heard of Charles Entertainment.
Charles Entertainment is a Chicago-based cheese chain that sells artisan cheese from its Chicago facility, as well as its flagship location in Manhattan, New York.
Charles has long had an international reputation for its fine-dining, high-end cheeses, and its cheese curds are often among the world’s best-selling cheeses.
But in 2014, Charles Entertainment acquired the local cheese company Cheese Curds for $200 million.
Since then, Charles has sold out of its flagship Chicago store, as it has with many other major retailers.
“We’ve been a great partner for Charles for the past 10 years,” said Robert J. Bales, the company’s general manager of international operations.
“It’s really a wonderful place for us to be.
We’ve enjoyed working with them for years.”
Bales told Ars that the deal with Cheese Cudds was not a one-time transaction.
“The two companies have been good friends for many years,” he said.
The company has also been able to continue to grow its cheese production, which has quadrupled since the acquisition, according to Bales.
“Our production is growing in many markets.
In the last three years, we have grown in Mexico and Canada.
The growth is good, but it’s not sustainable,” he added.
“Charles Entertainment and Cheese Cudder are partners in this.
They have a great relationship and they have great expectations.
We have a lot of pride in them.”