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A Customer-Focused

The quality of our natural cheeses is just the beginning. We also provide scalability and flexibility.
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Consistency and Quality

Hilmar specializes in the production of natural cheeses sold to private label, regional and national brand cheese packagers. Our manufacturing facilities feature state-of-the-art processes and systems to ensure efficiency, consistency, food safety and the best cost-in-use. We strive to protect our customers’ brands and margins through our commitment to high-quality, nutritious cheese products. All of our cheeses meet the most stringent standards.

  • Produced in a GFSI certified facility
  • Third-party audited
  • USDA & FDA approved plants
  • EU certified
  • Kosher & Halal certified
  • CODEX compliant
  • Made with milk from cows not treated with rBST


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American Classics

  • Mild Cheddar – White, Colored, Marble
  • Vintage Cheddar (for aging) – White, Colored
  • Milled Curd Cheddar – White, Colored
  • Low Moisture Cheddar
  • Cheddar-Muenster
  • Barrel Cheddar for Processing
  • Monterey Jack
  • Pepper Jack Jalapeño
  • Pepper Jack Habanero
  • Colby
  • Colby-Jack
  • Reduced Fat Cheddar
  • Reduced Fat Aged Cheddar
  • Reduce Fat Monterey Jack
  • Reduced Fat Colby-Jack
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  • Hickory Smoked Cheddar
  • Hickory Smoked Gouda
  • Hickory Smoked Provolone
  • Hickory Smoked Mozzarella
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Hispanic Style

  • Queso Quesadilla – White, Off-White
  • Asadero – White, Off-White
  • Queso/Asadero
  • Reduced Fat Queso Quesadilla
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European Classics

  • Mozzarella – LMPS Stirred Curd
  • Provolone
  • Romano
  • Gouda – White, Off-White
  • Muenster (rindless)
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Global Solutions

  • Low Moisture White Cheddar
  • High Solids White Cheddar
  • Cagliata
  • Low Salt Cheddar
  • Low Salt Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
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Cheese Packaging

Our cheeses are available in 40 lb. (20 kg) blocks and/or 640 lb. (300 kg) blocks, produced in our Hilmar and Dalhart production facilities. The 640 lb. blocks are delivered in reusable, returnable containers.

Several varieties intended for ingredient and processed cheese are also available in 500 lb. (225 kg) barrels manufactured in Dalhart, TX.

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Conversion Formats

Our customers convert our cheese blocks into a range of formats that are then packaged and sold to their customers. Hilmar cheeses are used to produce the following formats in multiple shapes and sizes.

  • Chunk
  • Slice
  • Shred
  • Cube/Dice
  • Snack size
  • Stick
  • Grate
  • Process
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Distribution Channels

Our cheeses are packaged into private label, national brand and regional brand products, as well as sold into foodservice operations and global markets. Our cheeses are enjoyed through grocery stores, mass merchants, restaurants, fast-food concepts and products with cheese as an ingredient. Hilmar works with converters, cheese packagers and distribution partners who are looking for nutritious, natural cheeses.

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Committed to
Your Success

We have built highly scalable cheese manufacturing plants with automated systems and data-driven processes to respond quickly to market demand changes. We bring a philosophy of flexibility and responsiveness to our customer relationships, so you can count on us to support your growth plans as they evolve.

We value our customer relationships. Over the past 40 years, we’ve built long-term, customer-centric relationships that have helped us become a leading cheese manufacturer. We relentlessly work to improve and enhance the customer experience by engaging in collaborative strategic planning and innovative product development.

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Quality Management

Review our food safety certifications, as well as kosher and halal certificates.

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We proudly follow the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment as we optimize our sustainability efforts.

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