The Võru Cheese Plant of Valio Eesti employs approximately 130 people, which makes it one of the biggest employers in Võru. On average, the cheese plant produces 700 tons of various cheese products per month. The most popular products of the plant are Valio Atleet cheese, which is more than 30 years old by now; the hard Valio Forte cheese that is matured in Italy and that belonged on the official menu of the Beijing Olympic Games; and the first Estonian range of Gouda cheeses that was launched in 2008.
Approximately 90% of the products of Valio Eesti’s Võru Cheese Plant are sold outside Estonia, which makes Valio Eesti the biggest local cheese exporter. The products of the Võru Cheese Plant can be found in Italy (however, the products are not sold under the Valio Võru Cheese Plant brand over there), Russia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.
The traditions of the Võru Cheese Plant date back to 1968, which means that the plant is one of the most experienced cheese manufacturers in Estonia. The Võru Cheese Plant has belonged among the approved cheese manufacturers of the European Union since 2000.