Great Lakes Cheese

Foundation Donor/Partner Since 2018


Founded in 1958, Great Lakes Cheese is a premier manufacturer of bulk, shredded, and sliced cheeses. With production facilities spanning across five states, Great Lakes Cheese seeks to be generous with their finances, time, and talent in ways that are meaningful to the communities where their employees work and live. These efforts have included production tours with middle and high school students, sponsorship of local sports teams, cheese donations for various events and fundraisers, and partnerships with larger organizations meeting community needs. Showing gratitude for their early education, Great Lakes Cheese awarded $2 million in 2018 to the Berkshire Schools in Burton, Ohio, the school district that the company’s founding family attended.