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    WE ARE A WORLD CLASS HISPANIC CHEESE MANUFACTURER

    Founded in 2009, we are an Illinois based SQF Level 3 certified Hispanic cheese private brand, co-packing, and ingredients manufacturer serving national retailers, top brands, distributors, and manufacturers. We offer the highest quality & most extensive Mexican, Caribbean, and Central American style authentic cheese and creams assortment . We are committed to sustainability and animal welfare.

    2020
    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Latin American Style Fresh Cheese Queso Fresco - Bronze Medal
    2013
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Queso Fresco Queso Fresco – Gold Medal (Best of Class in U.S.)
    2013
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Best Hispanic & Portuguese Style – Fresh Unripened – All Milks Queso Fresco – Gold Medal
    2015
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Hispanic Melting Cheese Queso Oaxaca Ball - Gold Medal
    2015
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Hispanic Melting Cheese Queso Oaxaca strips- Silver Medal
    2014
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Best Hispanic Melting Cheese Queso Oaxaca – Gold Medal (Best of Class in U.S.)
    2013
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Hispanic Melting Cheeses Queso Oaxaca Ball - Silver Medal`
    2013
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Queso Fresco Queso Panela – Gold Medal (Best of Class in U.S.)
    2013
    UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Best Queso Fresco Queso Panela – Silver Medal
    2012
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Hispanic & Portuguese Style – Fresh Unripened – All Milks Queso Panela – Bronze Medal
    2015
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Best Hispanic Melting Cheese Queso Para Fundir (previously named Duranguense) – Silver Medal
    2013
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Best Hispanic & Portuguese Style – Ripened – All Milks Queso Para Fundir (previously named Duranguense) – Silver Medal
    2012
    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST
    Category: Queso Frescos Queso Blanco – Silver Medal
    2013
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Best Hispanic & Portuguese Style – Ripened – All Milks Para Frier – Bronze Medal
    2012
    AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION
    Category: Hispanic & Portuguese Style – Ripened – All Milks Cotija – Bronze Medal

    our mission

    To delight our customers with the highest quality, most authentic Hispanic cheese and dairy products.

    Mark Braun, CEO

    Hispanic Cheese Makers-Nuestro Queso

    may 2009
    Nuestro Queso, LLC
    was founded
    december 2009
    Plant became
    operational
    2013
    Company
    refocused its brand
    distribution model
    2014
    Achieved
    SQF Certification
    2015
    Gold Medal
    for Oaxaca Ball
    United States Cheese
    Championship
    Contest
    2015
    Silver Medal for
    Quesadilla at
    America Cheese
    Society Competition
    2015
    Silver Medal for
    Oaxaca Strips at
    United States Cheese
    Championship
    Contest
    2016
    Plant Additions
    were completed
    2017
    Shifted to focus
    on private brands
    and Nuestro Queso
    brand was spun off
    2018
    Sustainability
    Reserve Water
    Treatment project
    was completed
    february 2018
    Achieved SQF
    Level 3 Quality
    Certification
    2019
    Hispanic Cheese
    Makers-Nuestro
    Queso celebrates
    10 year anniversary!
    2020
    Bronze Medal for
    Queso Fresco at
    World Championship
    Cheese Contest
    2020-2021
    Hispanic Cheese
    Makers-Nuestro Queso
    Plant Expansion
    2009 2009 2013 2014 2015 2015 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 2020 2020-21

    largest portfolio of hispanic cheeses and creams

    We offer the highest quality & most extensive Mexican, Caribbean and Central American cheese and creams product assortment crafted with care and a personal sense of ownership using milk free of rBST hormones.

    state of the art plant capabilities

    We bring together authentic artisanship with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems which enable us to produce dairy products with the authentic taste, freshness, quality, and value that our customers want.

    Sustainability is Embedded Across our Company

    We say it, we do it and we prove it.

    new costumer documentation

    Preserving and renewing our natural resources is our responsibility: We are expanding our lagoon system to treat waste water and use it for the irrigation of adjacent crop land.

    WATER
    PURIFICATION

    Reverse Osmosis (R/O) Water purification and special filtering systems eliminate the use and discharge of chlorides. System extends the life of our equipment and reduces chemical usage.

    rBST
    Free Milk

    All our cheeses are rBST free milk sourced from local farmers that care deeply about the well-being of their animals.

    Power
    Supply

    We utilize renewable and supplemental energy to power our manufacturing plant. Our warehouse lighting is activated by motion and utilizes energy efficient LED bulbs.

    WE CARE

    We preserve, protect the environment and the communities we do business in

    Reduced
    Environmental Impact

    Preserving and renewing our natural resources is our responsibility. We re-use our waste-water for the irrigation of adjacent crop land which renews the water supply.This creates a natural resource which preserves the water cycle.

    WATER
    PURIFICATION

    Reverse Osmosis (R/O) Water purification and special filtering systems eliminate the use and discharge of chlorides. This system extends the life of our equipment and reduces chemical usage.

    rBST
    FREE MILK

    All our cheeses are rBST free milk sourced from local farmers that care deeply about the well-being of their animals.

    Power
    Supply

    We utilize renewable and supplemental energy to power our manufacturing plant. Our state-of -the-art lighting and cooling systems are designed to save energy.

    ANIMAL
    WELFARE

    We ensure that the cows that produce the milk we use in our cheeses are well taken care of.Which is why we only work with co-ops with farmers who take great care of their cows.

    We care

    We preserve, protect the environment and the communities we do business in.

    what makes us different

    We take pride in manufacturing our cheeses with the highest product quality and performance standards, we put all our attention and care into our quality assurance process, to assure that our customers enjoy only, the best products.

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    We bring together authentic artisanship with state-of-the-art manufacturing systems which enable us to produce dairy products with the authentic taste, freshness, quality, and value that our customers want.

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    We help our clients win with innovation.
    Driving convenience, familiarity, and premium-ness to attract a wider base of customers.

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    At Hispanic Cheese Makers flexibility and customization is an important part in our process with clients for that reason we can create many types of case and pallet configurations to help keep your freight costs down.

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    We invest in our future, we invest in long term care of the environment:
    • Created a natural resource
    • Sustainability is embedded in all of our project planning
    • Reduced reliance on chemicals
    • Increase longevity of equipment
    • Improved and purified our water supply system
    • Reduced energy consumption and utility bills

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    We are in a continuous improvement process, is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once.

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    We use rBST free milk from local farmers.

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    In-house manufacturing
    Shredding on site
    Grating on site

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    We have the most extensive Hispanic cheese & cream assortment. We meet all your regional Hispanic cheese needs, our private label brands have a track record of success competing vs regional brands.

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    Our plant is a world-class dairy SQF Level 3 Excellent certified manufacturing facility for branded, co-packing, and private label products. SQF is a global food safety initiative program, it is the gold standard for food safety from farm to fork.

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    We are passionate about serving customers with excellence as they are our ultimate boss. We have a responsibility to provide great service in everything we do.
    We love success, we are relentlessly focused on achieving excellent results for our customers, employees and stakeholders.

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    The safety and well-being of our workers is our #1 priority.
    We always act with integrity and show respect to others in everything we do.
    We take personal accountability for our actions and results.
    We believe that creating a workforce and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to our success.
    We make, pack and convert Hispanic cheese all in ONE safe environment.

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