HANOVER, Pa. (KDKA) – The “Godfather of the Cheese Ball” is retiring after more than 26 years of service at Pennsylvania-based snack company Utz.
On Twitter, Utz shared a photo of John Warehime who sold the first cheese ball barrel to Sam’s Club in 1997.READ MORE: West Virginia Leaders Hopeful That COVID-19 Pandemic Peak Is Waning
Today is a bittersweet day at Utz. The “Godfather of the Cheese Ball” John Warehime (JW) is retiring after 26.5 years of service at Utz. John sold the first Cheese Ball barrel to Sam’s Club in 1997. Thank you for your vision and leadership JW. Drop some love for JW 👇🧀⚾️ pic.twitter.com/a9DEOqkRw3
— Utz (@UtzSnacks) January 3, 2020READ MORE: Pittsburgh Man Who Survived COVID-19 Undergoes Transplant After Virus Resurfaces And Attacks Heart
“Today is a bitter sweet day at Utz,” the post read.
Utz is a privately owned snack company that started in Hanover.MORE NEWS: Toddler Taken To Hospital With Gunshot Wound, Police Investigating
It makes snack products in nearly a dozen plants in Pennsylvania, including potato chips, cheese snacks, pretzels, corn chips, tortilla chips, popcorn, pork skins and onion rings.