AMARILLO, TEXAS – Mexican-style cheese and crema maker Cacique Foods LLC announced the grand opening of its new dairy processing facility in Amarillo, Texas, as well as a new corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas.

The company shared that its dairy processing facility is equipped to produce Cacique's cheeses and cremas and is expected to grow the brand’s offerings while simultaneously making sure its established products are on more shelves throughout the United States.

Per Cacique, the state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot facility includes 7 miles of stainless steel pipe with production capacity to support the company’s growth plan for the years ahead.

With a new corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas, the company said it will be able to better serve its customers from a centralized location.

The expansion into Texas coincides with the company’s 50th anniversary, and chief executive officer Gil de Cardenas said the people at Cacique are proud of what they’ve accomplished.

"The company started with my mother perfecting cheesemaking, while my father sold queso fresco door-to-door, one pound at a time, out of coolers in our family car," de Cardenas said. "As we've grown from our humble roots, one employee at a time, Cacique Foods remains a family-owned company, and we've remained true to the core values my parents founded this business upon: family, quality, integrity and authenticity."

Cacique also announced it is investing in the future of Hispanic food manufacturing with $35,000 contributions to both Amtech Career Academy and Amarillo College that will support food manufacturing courses.