Our founder Hans Rothenbuhler grew up in Switzerland, the son of a Master Cheesemaker. Orphaned at age six, he was lovingly raised by a caretaker known as Sister Anna who taught him the importance of faith while he trained to carry on the family’s cheese making tradition.
Hans became certified as a Master Cheesemaker in his home country. But he realized his true potential by bringing his faith in God, respect for people, and passion for excellence to America.
Our founder would be proud to know that, today, a third generation of Rothenbuhlers are deeply committed to the family tradition of making only the very best cheese…guided by a pledge to perfection and a vision to bring nutritional goodness to your family.
Only the best. All of the time.TM
On July 4, 1956, our founder Hans Rothenbuhler made the first 250-pound wheel of cheese for his new American community in Middlefield, Ohio. This was the fulfillment of a dream begun in his native Switzerland where Hans studied cheese making. Hans and wife Ann worked as a team, with Hans leading the manufacturing plant and Ann running the retail store, together growing the business to become one of the largest Swiss cheese manufacturers in the United States.
John Rothenbuhler, the son of Hans and Ann, along with a third generation of aspiring cheese makers, now leads Rothenbuhler® Cheesemakers with the same passion and commitment to quality as Hans, deeply committed to the family tradition of making only the very best cheese…guided by a pledge to perfection and a vision to bring nutritional goodness to your family.