Baker string cheese judged best in nation

Baker Cheese of St. Cloud, WI can again stake the claim as the Best String Cheese in the United States as it received the Gold Medal in the String Cheese Category at the prestigious 2015 United States Championship Cheese Contest. Baker Cheese solidified itself as a consistent winner following up on last year’s Silver Medal in the String Cheese Category at the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest. As the original string cheese manufacturer, Baker Cheese prides itself on being the both the critics and consumer’s choice for string cheese.

“Our focus and mission is to produce the highest quality string cheese every single day. Our customers have high expectations and we welcome that trust in our cheese making abilities. We take great pride in working with excellent local farmers and a dedicated staff of employees to craft our award winning string cheese. This prestigious Gold Medal award is a testament to the consistent attention to detail, service, and quality we put into every aspect of our organization.” states President and fourth generation co-owner, Brian Baker.

With a combined 110+ years of experienced licensed cheesemakers who focus exclusively on string cheese; Baker Cheese’s expertise is unmatched. Joe Buechel, a Baker Cheese cheesemaker for 33 years, proudly accepted this year’s award. In receiving the news he said, “The dedication and focus of my work partners makes this award a true team effort throughout Baker Cheese. We all take great pride in the consistent, high quality taste and performance of our string cheese. We take no shortcuts and stay committed to traditional cheese making processes. Winning this award as the best string cheese in the United States is very rewarding and humbling.”

The United States Championship Cheese Contest is the largest cheese, butter, and yogurt competition in the United States setting a new record by drawing a record 1,885 entries from 28 states nationwide. Thirty-two expert judges from 18 states evaluated the entries across 90 classes of cheese, butter and yogurt. Entries are judged on a 100-point scale with technical deductions assigned during examination of traits such as flavor, body, texture, finish and packaging. Baker Cheese’s string cheese scored a 99.50.


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