US cheese producer Sartori has acquired Tellory, a producer of premium pesto, dips and spreads to form Sartori Inspirations.

The value of the deal was not disclosed, but Tellory said it will remain based in Colorado.

"We have been approached before by companies interested in buying us," said Tellory CEO Mallroy Kates, "But Sartori is clearly the right fit. They understand and share our values and commitment to quality and customers. It's very exciting for us to become part of a team that will not only help us continue to grow, but who can bring us so much in terms of production expertise and quality assurance."