Commercial Products


Worker and Cheese
Hilmar Machine

Cheese Manufacturer

The cheese we manufacture is natural cheese like Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby. All cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk. Hilmar Cheese Company serves business-to-business customers throughout the U.S.A. and the world. Our cheese is used by private label, regional and national brand cheese packagers for retail grocery, food service, and ingredients.

Whey Protein, Lactose and Milk Powder Manufacturer

We produce and market special dairy components not used in cheese-making – whey protein, a protein found naturally in milk; lactose, a unique carbohydrate found only in milk; and milk powders, carefully dried whole and skim milk. These ingredients are used by food and beverage manufacturers around the world for their nutritional contribution to good health and their functional contribution to formulations. Hilmar Ingredients sells truck-load quantities only and does not sell products directly to consumers.

Commercial Cheese


  • Mild Cheddar – White and Colored
  • Vintage Cheddar (developed for aging) – White and Colored
  •  Milled Curd Cheddar – White and Colored
  • White Cheddar for Export
  • Reduced Fat Cheddar
  • Colby
  • Colby-Jack
  • Reduced Fat Colby-Jack
  • Monterey Jack
  • Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers (Pepper Jack)
  • Reduced Fat Monterey Jack

Hispanic / Continental / Italian

  • Queso Quesadilla
  • Queso Asadero
  • Gouda (other make)
  • Muenster (alternate make)
  • Low Moisture Part Skim (LMPS) Mozzarella (alternate make)
  • Mozzarella (alternate make)

Global Solutions

  • Reduced Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Salt

Cheese Shapes and Package Types

All cheese varieties are available in 40-pound (20Kg) blocks packaged in corrugated paper boxes. Most cheese are available in 640-pound (300 kg) blocks packaged in returnable containers.

We sell truck-load quantities business-to-business only. Our Visitor Center offers retail-sized cheese that can be purchased by consumers.

Quality Measures

Hilmar Cheese Company’s quality management system is designed to meet the most stringent standards. It ensures consistency, traceability and responsiveness at every step and signifies our commitment to deliver our best each and every time.

  • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certified, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliant
  • Third-party audited
  • USDA & FDA approved plants
  • EU certified
  • Kosher
  • Halal

Learn about how Hilmar Cheese Company cares for the communities and environments in which we operate.


Commercial Whey Protein, Lactose and Milk Powder — Please visit Hilmar Ingredients.