Great Lakes Cheese understands the power of provolone, the charm of cheddar, and the goodness of gruyere. The Ohio-based firm manufactures about 165 million pounds of cheese annually. The cheesemaker distributes natural and processed cheeses and cheese spreads, including varieties such as cheddar, Colby, Swiss, mozzarella, and provolone. It also makes the premium Adams Reserve New York Cheddar. Great Lakes packages shredded, chunked, and sliced cheese for deli, bulk, and foodservice sale under the Great Lakes, Adams Reserve, and private-label brands. Chairman Hans Epprecht, a Swiss immigrant, founded the firm in 1958 as a Cleveland bulk-cheese distributor. Epprecht and Great Lakes employees own the company.
With about a half a dozen manufacturing plants in Wisconsin, New York, and Utah, Great Lakes Cheese distributes its products, which are sold in deli and dairy cases, throughout the US. In addition to its domestic production, Great Lakes imports cheese including havarti, blue, fontina from Denmark, gouda from Holland, emmentaler and gruyere from Switzerland, and jarlsberg from Norway. Its bulk products include blue, boursin, feta, goat, gorgonzola, grated Italian, and smoked cheeses. – less
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