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Baker Cheese Wins Gold Medal for Flavored String Cheese at World Championship Cheese Contest

BAK_CheeseStore_Medal.pngBaker Cheese has again been awarded a gold medal for excellence at the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest. But you may be intrigued to learn that our award was for the flavored string cheese variety.

Fusing our all-natural mozzarella string cheese recipe with a hint of diced jalapeno peppers made a gold-medal impression and we are pleased to introduce our new product offering in the Baker Cheese Country Store and soon to private label customers.

Gold-Medal Awarded to Baker Cheese for Jalapeno Flavored String Cheese Variety

As one of the premier string cheese manufacturers in the United States, our team at Baker Cheese is proud to be on the leading edge of many aspects of the cheesemaking process, from obtaining the freshest ingredients, to production, packaging and exceeding the needs of our customers. This year, we were proud to accept the gold medal for flavored string cheese at the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest with jalapeno flavored all-natural string cheese, a 2016 new product launch.

“We believe that building our business and product offerings starts with excellence through every production step,” said Brian Baker, president of Baker Cheese. “This gold-medal award demonstrates that from the outset, we strive to create top quality products.”

The World Championship Cheese Contest, initiated in 1957, is the largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the world. This year’s competition featured a record-setting 2,959 cheese entries from 23 countries and 31 states. Each cheese was individually evaluated during the three-day competition in Madison, Wis. Overall, American cheesemakers dominated the competition, earning gold medals in 83 of the total 110 categories judged. In fact, Wisconsincheesemakers were the top in the nation, dominating with 38 gold medals.

For more information on the contest, as well as complete results for all entry classes and contest photos, visit

Get to Know Baker Cheese Holyland Jalapeno 

Each batch of string cheese is created by one of our Wisconsin licensed cheesemakers who help ensure that each stick of string cheese meets our high standards for quality, taste and consistency.

Combining red and green jalapenos into our all-natural string cheese was no simple feat — it required the utmost attention to flavor detail to ensure that each bite included the right balance of creamy, fresh mozzarella cheese and spice.

Once we had established the recipe, we were tasked with naming our cheese to best represent the new string cheese flavor and our Wisconsin roots. Introducing Baker Cheese Holyland Jalapeno: 


Interested in tasting our newest string cheese? Check Holyland Jalapeno availability now and stop by our Cheese Store to pick up a pack or two. We are pretty confident you are going to love it!

Interested in adding jalapeno to your private label brand? Contact us directly for more information or to request a sample today.

A Track Record Of Excellence

At Baker Cheese, we are proud to have been awarded a number of honors and accolades through the years. Baker Cheese has been awarded: 

  • 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest - Gold Medal String Cheese
  • 2014 World Championship Cheese Content – Silver Medal String Cheese
  • 12 Additional U.S. and World Cheese Championship Awards 

Baker Cheese is a fourth generation, family-owned, string cheese manufacturer located in St. Cloud, Wisconsin. Through generations of innovation, we have maintained the key elements to create truly exceptional, award winning natural string cheese.

If you are interested in purchasing Baker Cheese products, visit our Cheese Store page, or contact us to learn about our private label opportunities and learn more about the benefits of being a part of the Baker Cheese family, where quality is our family tradition.

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