Sky Island Capital, a Dallas-based lower-middle-market private equity firm, has made a majority investment in Kaufhold’s Kurds Inc. alongside the second generation of the founding family.

Kaufhold’s Kurds was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ellsworth, Wis. The original founders, John Kaufhold and Scott Kaufhold, originally operated a local restaurant serving breaded cheese curds before eventually hand-breading, packaging and shipping cheese curds beyond their local region.