RDA Releases Cheese Capital of the World Logo



Plymouth, WI – The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, an economic development group in Plymouth, announced the release of a new logo.  The logo, designed by Barkin Spider, a freelance illustration and design studio in Green Bay, WI, celebrates the area’s rich history and excellence in cheese making and manufacturing.  The design of the logo is a modern take on cheese labels that were placed on cheese wheels prior to sale.

Lee Gentine, RDA Chairman, says, “We encourage area businesses to leverage this logo in their printed and digital collateral.” “We want the greater Plymouth community to celebrate our history while we continue to focus on furthering tourism and downtown development in Plymouth.”  Businesses can request use of the logo, a usage style guide, and high resolution files in multiple formats by contacting Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager at (920) 893-1271.

In 1918, Plymouth was home to the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange, where cheese commodity pricing was set for the country until the late 1950’s.  The exchange is now part of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  Plymouth is home of numerous manufacturers and packaged cheese converters including Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Sartori Foods, Sargento Foods, Masters Gallery Foods, and Great Lakes Cheese of Wisconsin.  In addition, some of the largest “cold storage” facilities for cheese are located in Plymouth.  It is estimated that almost 15% of all cheese consumed in the United States is moved nationally through Plymouth some time during its manufacturing or distribution cycle.

The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for development which supports Plymouth as a welcoming place for the arts, entertainment, shopping, dining, working and living.  The Authority has a particular interest in the physical revitalization of downtown Plymouth as an inviting atmosphere which encompasses not only buildings but also streetscapes, parking areas, signage, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting and green spaces including the River Walk corridor.

For additional information or for questions, please contact the City Administrator/Utilities Manager at City Hall at (920) 893-1271 or e-mail at byerges@plymouthgov.com.