Ready-to-eat food manufacturers rely on Pregio Cheese

At Pregio Cheese our goal is to continuously do better for our customers.  Whether that’s cutting costs, increasing performance, or reducing delivery time, we have the resources to achieve your business objectives.

We take pride in exceeding the expectations of our customers.  They also know that when they bring us a project, issue, or documentation request it will be taken care of in a timely manner. Internally we refer to this as closing the loop & it’s a foundation of how we do business.


  • Wide variety of cheeses and pack styles
  • RBST Free and Organic options
  • Supply chain solutions
  • Product matching
  • Custom-blend formulations
  • Partnerships with SQF and BRC certified manufacturers
  • Timely and accurate certification documentation

Streamlining Cheese Purchasing

Ready-to-eat food companies have specific needs and challenges when it comes to sourcing their cheeses. Pregio Cheese is able to bridge the gap between traditional manufacturing and traditional distribution.

We provide ready-to-eat manufacturers with a variety of valuable services that can help streamline cheese purchasing.


We focus on delivering technical & service solutions to the ready to eat market. Common applications for our customers include mac&cheese, soups, salads, sauces, dips, entrees, & more.

Sourcing Example

A customer was working on a new flavor for a pasta salad application.  This cheese needed to be smoked, RBST Free, and have a specialty dice size of 3/8” x 3/8” x 1”.  Fresh smoked mozzarella is soft and wouldn’t be a good fit for the pasta salad application or dicing.  After some digging, we were able to find them a smoked LMPS mozzarella that met their standards.  The custom dice size was a little trickier, but we were able to find a converter that did the 3/8” x 3/8” x 1” size.  The customer was impressed with our ability to quickly get them a product that met all their requirements and had low order minimums. 

Inventory Management Example

We understand that retailers often do not provide accurate forecasts. Some of our customers consistently receive rush requests / product spikes.  One customer needed to have product warehoused on-site because they couldn’t risk waiting for a production lead-time or reefer sail schedule.  In this case we do an on-site inventory count each week and bill them for what they use.  They like this because we can manage the re-order points for them and provide historical data, trends we are seeing, etc.  It’s also helpful for them to be billed in smaller weekly quantities.

Product Matching Example

A customer felt like they were overpaying for a branded product.  In this case we were looking at hard grating cheeses for a variety of salad applications.  The problem was that the customer already had pre-printed packaging for their products. We were able to match the spec sheet, nutritional’s, flavor, & performance for each cheese and the customer received their desired price point. 

Custom Formulation Example

The application is sandwiches that sit under a heat lamp after they are assembled.  The customer was getting complaints that the cheese was sticking to the wrappers.  In this case they needed a product that would melt while not oozing out over time.  We were able to develop a restricted melt that gave them the same flavor while eliminating the sticking issue.  Customer has been very pleased with this product.


Processed Cheeses

  • EZ Melts
  • Restricted Melts
  • Hi Melts 
  • Imitations 
  • Cheese Spreads 
  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Monterey Jack
  • Pepper Jack
  • Swiss
  • Custom Blends
  • Custom Formulations 

Cheese Styles

We understand that every application is different.  Our products are available in a wide variety of custom packaging – ranging from bulk to portion control. Common styles are listed below: 

  • Grated
  • Shredded
  • Crumbles
  • Diced
  • Cubed
  • Slices
  • Loaf
  • Block

Italian Cheeses

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Parmesan
  • Romano
  • Asiago
  • Mozzarella
  • Provolone
  • Smoked Mozzarella 
  • Smoked Provolone 
  • Custom Blends
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Ricotta

Natural Cheeses

  • Mild Cheddar 
  • Sharp Cheddar 
  • Monterey Jack
  • Pepper Jack
  • Blue Cheese
  • Feta
  • Swiss
  • Colby 
  • Colby Jack 
  • Gouda 
  • Smoked Gouda 
  • Custom Blends

Additional Dairy Products & Specialty Cheeses

  • Cream Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt 
  • Traditional Yogurt 
  • Cottage Cheese 
  • Gorgonzola 
  • Paneer
  • Oaxaca 
  • Cotija 
  • Queso Fresco
  • Jarlsberg
  • Gruyère 
  • Others upon request 

Contact Us

Sales Manager
Alex Durieux

General Information
Phone: (877) 347-6235
Fax: 614-818-9373
2215 Citygate Dr., Suite D
Columbus, OH 43219