Former Cheese Plant

This former cheese plant in Swanton cased operations in January 2021 due to the pandemic.  The lot, located in the Swanton Industrial Park, is just over 4 acres with two buildings; the main production facility is 34,208 sq. ft. and the second building, mainly used for storage, is 10,640 sq. ft.  The production facility includes two truck bay and a truck dock.  It also includes three coolers measuring 1,848 sq. ft., 2,016 sq. ft., and 924 sq. ft.  Cheesemaking equipment remains in place and may be included as part of the purchase agreement.  This equipment is capable of processing 4,500 pounds per hour of mozzarella loaf or cheddar block.


Swanton Industrial Park is served by Swanton Electric, a municipally owned utility that is 100% renewable and maintains one of the lowest rates in the state.  An active lagoon located on a nearby lot comes with the property.  The lagoon, designed specifically to handle dairy by-products, functions as a pre-treatment facility before wastewater flows into the Village of Swanton’s wastewater system.


Cheese plant

  • ED First Name: Tim 
  • ED Last Name: Smith 
  • ED Company: Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation 
  • ED Address 1: PO Box 1099 
  • ED Address 2: 2 N Main Street 
  • ED City: St. Albans 
  • ED State: VT 
  • ED Zip Code: 05478 
  • ED Telephone: 802-524-2194 
  • ED Email Address: 
  • ED Website URL: 
  • Status: Available 
  • Available Acres:
  • Available Sq Ft: 44,848 
  • Building Land Type: Industrial 
  • Is For Sale: Yes 
  • Address1: 11 Jonergin Drive 
  • Address City: Swanton 
  • Address County: Franklin 
  • Address State: VT 
  • Zip Code: 05488 
  • Building Size (Sq Ft): 34,208 
  • Site Size (Acres): 4.21