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Cacique Foods Opens New Texas Dairy Processing Facility, Corporate HQ

May 9, 2023
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the processor of authentic Mexican-style cheese, crema, chorizo and salsa makes significant investments in Texas.

Cacique Foods has celebrated its 50th anniversary with the grand opening of a new dairy processing facility in Amarillo, Texas, and new corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Cacique Foods is a family-owned Hispanic foods company, producing authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the U.S.

According to a release from the company, the new, 200,000-square-foot facility will process Cacique’s cheeses and cremas, and will feature technology that makes it the most state-of-the-art dairy processing facility in America. The building features seven miles of stainless-steel pipe over nearly three-and-a-half football fields of production capacity to support future growth.

The company is also investing in the future of Mexican cuisine by providing educational opportunities for the next generation interested in food manufacturing careers in Amarillo, contributing $35,000 to both Amtech Career Academy and Amarillo College, which support food manufacturing curriculums.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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