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Great Lakes Cheese

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For 50 years Great Lakes Cheese has been an award-winning, premier manufacturer and packer of natural and processed bulk, shredded, and sliced cheeses. Superior cheese products are provided from coast to coast by our nine state-of-the-art production plants. Great Lakes Cheese is renowned for its uncompromising quality, variety of products, packaging, efficient operations, and outstanding customer service. We are your one stop source for all of your cheese product needs!


  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Vision Care
  • Paid Vacation
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short Term/ Long Term Disability

Career Opportunities

Great Lakes Cheese has never laid off an employee, and many of them have been with us for their entire careers. As we've grown throughout the years, we've kept our small-company and family-feel, even as a billion-dollar organization. It's working. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, employees own 20 percent of the company.


To be a leading manufacturer and supplier of consistently high quality cheese products.

We will achieve this through our commitment to outstanding customer service, innovation, dedicated employees, and business partnerships. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected. We believe that profitability is a success only if the customer, the suppliers, the employees, the communities, and the company benefit.


From the ease of order entry, to inventory management, to receiving products shipped – on time, the Great Lakes Cheese customer experience is unparalleled in the industry. Although Great Lakes Cheese utilizes the latest information technologies and tools, we do customer care personally. Our seasoned customer service people will take great pride in making sure that your needs are always met. We strive to understand your business, build a lasting partnership, and offer assistance in resolving any unforeseen challenges.

Our service commitment: To be constantly improving at all levels of our operations. Here at Great Lakes Cheese we are raising the bar every day; for ourselves and the industry.