From Humble Beginnings
1916 - At the age of 16, Frank Baker learned the art of cheesemaking through an apprenticeship at the Winkler Cheese Factory in Plymouth, WI. Six years later in 1916, he purchased a cheese factory in St. Cloud, WI, which is where Baker Cheese still operates today. Frank’s passion and expertise of producing cheddar cheese led the company through the challenging years of the 1920’s - 1930’s. His innovative spirit was shown by being one of the first to use a cream separator, with the idea of separating cream from whey which was used to produce butter.