Milano’s Cheese Corp. Receives Certification from Women’s Business Enterprise

LINDEN, N.J. – J.V.M. Sales Corp d/b/a Milano’s Cheese Corp. has recently received certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) on a state and national level.

The leading cheese manufacturing company in Linden, N.J. has been in the Falcone family for more than 25 years and is now under the leadership of the founder’s daughter Mary Beth Tomasino, who started working in the company’s finance division and gradually became more involved in all aspects of Milano’s. She became an expert in food safety and quality, obtained certifications from industry organizations and is continuously matriculating in food science and dairy courses, giving her the credence and knowledge she needs in her current position.

As a WBE, Milano’s executives can receive special training provided by WBENC, such as attendance at graduate level executive education programs and tools to increase their ability to operate efficiently, grow their capacity to meet corporate needs and better understand how to compete in a diverse procurement environment. WBENC also conducts a number of research studies on topics and trends that support members’ growth and improvement.

“We are honored to be selected as a 2011 recipient of the WBE Certification,” said Tomasino. “This accreditation will be beneficial as we continue to grow our business and expand our reach across the U.S.”

The WBENC, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the U.S. WBENC, a national 501©(3) non-profit, partners with 14 regional partner organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

Based in Linden, N.J. and established in 1983, J.V.M. Sales Corp. d/b/a/ Milano’s Cheese Corp. is a family owned and operated premier Italian cheese manufacturer that strives to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction through continuous growth and improvements in the quality of its products, product diversity, delivery and service. Evolving through the years with the family’s combined experience of more than 60 years as gifted cheese makers, Milano’s has become industry leaders with a diversity of production lines and a multitude of capabilities and are considered experts in the art of grating, shredding, custom blending and packing of imported and domestic Parmesan, Romano and Asiago cheeses.

For more information, call Anthony Caliendo, vice president of sales and marketing for J.V.M. Sales Corp. d/b/a Milano’s Cheese Corp., at 1-800-BIGCHEESE (244-2433) or visit