Pace Dairy Foods has been part of the Rochester community since 1974, when the plant opened in our current location. Our location was chosen due to our proximity to cheese suppliers at the time.
Pace Dairy employs approximately 280 associates in production, maintenance, warehouse, lab, and administrative positions. Together we produce Natural and Process cheese products for sale at over 2800 Kroger-affiliated grocery stores across the country. We are part of a nation-wide network of 35+ manufacturing facilities producing Kroger-label products.
Pace Dairy has been recognized for the last 9 years as one of the Best Places to Work in SE Minnesota. We focus on team development and promotion from within, providing opportunities for associates to learn rapidly once they join our team.