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A Kansas Tradition for Over 75 Years

The story of Alma Cheese is rooted in what makes the Heartland a special place to be.


Makin' Cheese the Right way since 1946

When dairy farmers banded together to pool their milk and make cheese, Alma Creamery was born. Fast forward to today, and the spirit of community and love of great cheese is alive and well. Sourcing high-quality milk from local dairy farmers, and making handmade cheese in the time-honored traditions of the past.

A family commitment to tradition

For more than 30 years, the Hansen family has been part of the Alma Cheese story, passing down the tradition and a love of cheese for three generations. It’s a story rooted in community. Working hard and providing jobs. Helping local dairy farmers thrive. And sharing the tradition of Alma cheese with families far and wide.

Celebrating The Flint Hills Spirit

Alma Cheese is made with Flint Hills milk - rich in flavor and high quality nutrients. With sweeping tallgrass prairies and wide open skies the Flint Hills is a perfect place for healthy, happy cattle to produce great milk. The key to making great cheese. It’s a difference you can taste with every bite

Fun Facts

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How far has Alma cheese traveled in the world?

While we can never be too sure (because it never comes back), we know our cheese has been shipped to all 50 states in the U.S.A. We’ve heard the moon is made of cheese, so maybe it’s made it even farther!

How many cheese curds do we make each year?

Our team of cheesemakers produces lots and lots of delicious cheese curds in a variety of flavors. If you add it all up, it’s more than 21 million curds each year. But hey, who’s counting? Well, I guess we are!

What the heck is a cheese curd anyway?

During the magic process of turning milk into cheese, curds are what is produced before you make the finished product of cheese in blocks, rounds or shaped like Kansas. Curds are great for nibblin’ or cooking.

If cheese curds were miles, how far would they go?

We love mapping almost as much as we love cheese. If you laid our annually produced cheese curds end-to-end it would stretch 4,630 miles, which would take you around the perimeter of Wisconsin 3.35 times.

What’s the deal with our Kansas-shaped cheese?

We’re proud to be from Kansas and show off the shape of our state. Some might say our Kansas shaped cheese is art, and while you could proudly hang it on your wall, we recommend eating it instead.

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