Lactalis USA, part of French dairy firm Lactalis, has announced the purchase of Rondele, a producer of gourmet spreadable cheeses.

Rondele has a number of spreadable cheese brands in the US, including rondele Spreadable Cheeses, rondele Bagel Temptations, rondele Bread Essentials, and rondele Pub Cheeses. The company also produces “extended shelf life” spreadable cheese products and private label products.

“We are thrilled by the acquisition of such a quality company and a great brand which will strongly reinforce Lactalis USA’s line-up of specialty cheeses, which already include the famous President brand. We are looking forward to continue growing our specialty cheese business in the US for many years to come,” said Philippe Surget, President of Lactalis USA.