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Franklin Foods is the World's Fastest Growing Cream Cheese Company

On a Mission to Re-Invent Cream Cheese For Today's ConsumerFranklin Foods Map

Franklin Foods, Inc., corporate offices are located in Delray Beach, FL, with manufacturing facilities in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and Casa Grande, Arizona. Franklin Foods is a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 Certified cream cheese manufacturer. Franklin Foods began producing cheese in 1899 using fresh milk and cream from nearby farms. Today the Franklin Foods tradition of top quality, delicious taste and dairy innovation continues. Franklin Foods is the fastest growing cream cheese producer in the World and continues on its mission to "Re-Invent Cream Cheese for today's consumers." Franklin Foods' award-winning products are distributed to industrial, institutional, foodservice, private label, supermarket and club store accounts across the United States and numerous international markets.

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Greek Cream Cheese Highlights

Think Greek This Holiday SeasonGreek Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is our favorite time of the year! Celebrating with friends and family, and of course enjoying all of our favorite foods. This holiday season, Think Greek in all your recipes.Why Think Greek? With more protein and less fat all of our Greek products deliver goodness without the guilt. Download our Greek Cream Cheese Recipe Book for lots of delicious sweet and savory recipes. One of our favorites is Greek Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake. Enjoy! #ThinkGreek




Healthy Thanksgiving Sides and Leftovers!

Watch Destry and Terri share a few great ideas for healthy Thanksgiving sides and leftovers with Greek Cream Cheese on Arizona Midday.

Terri and Destry sharing tips for healthy Thanksgiving side dishes and leftovers using Greek Cream Cheese.Terri and Destry sharing tips for healthy Thanksgiving side dishes.

The Dairy Good Cookbook

Celebebrating America's Dairy Farm FamiliesThe Dairy Good Cookbook

"The Dairy Good Cookbook is a celebration of the nation's nearly 47,000 dairy farm families and their contributions to American life. This is the first book from dairy farmers and those who bring dairy products from around the world to your table to share wholesome dairy ingredients, the great pride farmers have in their generations of hard work and entreprenuershp, the farmers' commitment to their animals, and their love of family. More than 100 recipes showcase the unique tastes and versatility of dairy, from cheese and yogurt to milk and butter, along with all the other ways dairies make recipes, well, dairy good!"

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Franklin Foods Featured in Dairy Foods Magazine

Franklin Foods wants to make cream cheese new againRocco Cardinale, John Ovitt, Jon Gutknecht, Jil Gutknecht and Brian Ledding

Cream Cheese manufacturer Franklin Foods is on a mission to reinvent cream cheese. The company produces for retail, foodservice and private label and is currently the third largest cream cheese producer and the second-largest private label cream cheese manufacturer in the United States, according to the company.

Click here to continue reading the article: Franklin Foods wants to make cream cheese new again.



Arizona Dairy Council Teams Up with Franklin Foods and Caballero Dairy

The "Farm to Table" Tour Highlighted the Best of Arizona Dairy

The Arizona Dairy Council hosted 30 Dietetic interns from Arizona State University and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to a 'Farm to Table" tour with an emphasis on connecting dietitians to Arizona agriculture and food production.

The day began with a visit to of Caballero Dairy where the interns learned about dairy farming, and concluded with a tour of Franklin Foods West and sampling of Greek Cream Cheese.

Arizona State University Students learning about dairy farming from Craig Caballero of Caballero Dairy in Eloy, Arizona.Arizona State University students enjoying a morning on the farm. Arizona State University Dietetic students at Franklin Foods West.ASU Dietetic students enjoying Greek Cream Cheese.




Greek Gourmet Spreadable CheeseGreek Gourmet Spreads

With more protein and less fat makes Greek Gourmet Spreads the perfect choice for tasty snacking and easy entertaining. Spread on crackers or dig right in with veggie sticks and pretzels. Four delicious flavors: Garlic & Herb, Cucumber Garlic, Roasted Red Pepper, and Sundried Tomato. #ThinkGreek





Now Available at Kroger Stores and BannersKroger logo Across the U.S.

Kroger Greek Cream Cheese is now available at 2,400 stores across 31 states. Look for Kroger Greek Cream Cheese at Kroger, Ralph's, Dillons, Smith's, King Soopers, Fry's, QFC, City Market, Owen's, Jay C., Pay Less, Baker's, Gerbes, Scott's Food & Pharmacy, Fred Meyer, Dillon's Marketplace, Fry's Marketplace, King Soopers Marketplace, Smith's Marketplace. 


Greek Cream Cheese Now Available for Food ServiceGreek Cream Cheese Foodservice

Professional Chefs, Bakers and Food Service operators now have Greek Cream Cheese  to revolutionize their menus and operations. On trend with consumers' healthier eating goals. Delivers more protein, less fat, and 100% amazing flavor. Perfect in wide variety of uses: cheesecakes, frostings, sweet and savory fillings, spreading on bagels, fruits and vegetable. 100% amazing flavor. Available in 1oz. Portions, 3Lb Bars, 5Lb Tubs and 30Lb Bulk.




New Greek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Hits Shelves at Sam's Club Stores in MexicoGreek Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Twin Pack

Located in the refrigerated deli section in two delicious flavors - Garlic & Herb and Sundried Tomato 





Greek Cream Cheese Now Available at over 15,000 Stores

Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese Available Nationwide at WalmartWalmart

"We are seeing a huge rise in popularity for Greek foods, driven by the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and a move toward a balanced, simpler, and more pleasurable way of eating” said, Jon Gutknecht, CEO of Franklin Foods.  “We are thrilled to bring these authentic Mediterranean qualities to the cream cheese market and announce our expanded distribution with Walmart, which helps brings Greek Cream Cheese to a much wider audience." 


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Franklin Foods Highlights


Hahn's Cream Cheese Voted #1 Cream Cheese in North AmericaHahn's Brand Voted #1 Cream Cheese in North America

Congratulations to Team Franklin Foods for an excellent showing at the 2015 American Cheese Society Judging and Competition held in Providence, Rhode Island on July 29 - August 1, 2015. The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leader in supporting and promoting American cheeses. The goal of the ACS is to give positive recognition to those cheeses that are of the highest quality in their aesthetic evaluation (i.e. flavor, aroma, and texture) and their technical evaluation.

The 2015 competition is considered the largest ACS competition ever, 267 companies submitted 1,779 entries from across North America.

Franklin Foods award winning Cultured Cream Cheese is used in our proprietary branded products as well as our Store Brand Private Labels.


Pinal 40 Awards $135,000 to Students and Non-Profits

New group to promote Pinal County ag, youthPinal 40 Non-Profit Members: Franklin Foods represented by Rocco Cardinale 

By Susan Randall, Casa Grande Dispatch

Pinal County has a new, home-grown philanthropic oranization — a fraternity of businessmen who joined forces last December to promote Pinal County, especially its youth, farming and ag-related businesses. Click here for the entire article.

The Pinal 40 awarded $135,000 in grants and scholarships, including $40,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Casa Grande, Valley, $10,000 to the Pinal County 4-H Fair, $10,000 to Arizona FFA Foundation, and $20,000 to the Pinal 40 Endowment Fund. When the endowment reaches $1 million, it will permanently provide $60,000 a year for kids. The organization set aside $15,000 to be available to any Pinal County charity. Applications are available at It also awarded $40,000 in agricultral scholarships to 18 students,who will study ag-related subjects at Central Arizona College, the University of Arizona or Texas Tech University. 

What's Hot in 2016National Restaurant Association - What's Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast

Need some inspiration? What's hot in 2016? Take a peek at a few of our favorite resources and find what the hottest food trends will be in 2016! The comprehensive National Restaurant Association's 2016 Culinary Forecast, Anderson Partners Food Ingredient Marketing, and Ketchum Food B2B.


Hahn's Cream Cheese Available at WalmartHahn's Cream Cheese

Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese is made from the freshest cream and milk available, this smooth and creamy product is perfect for baking, cooking, and spreading on bagels or crackers. Awarded a First Place medal during the 2015 American Cheese Society Championships. Available in 8oz. Bars, and 6oz. Tubs.  Available at Walmart!



Franklin Foods Announces the Opening of its Arizona Cream Cheese Plant

New expanded distribution will help meet growing consumer demand for Greek Cream Cheese and company's award-winning Cream Cheese products in the Western US and AsiaFranklin Foods West Manufacturing Facility, Casa Grande, Arizona

Franklin Foods, the world's fastest growing cream cheese company, annouced today the opening of the Franklin Foods West manufacturing facility. Located in Casa Grande, Arizona, the new facility greatly expands manufacturing capacity for Franklin's rapidly growing Food Service, Industrial, Retail Private Label and International business. The new production capacity will also be used to meet growing consumer demand for Franklin's successful launch of the industry's first Greek Cream Cheese that is now being sold in over 10,000 stores, including nationwide at Walmart.  Click here for entire press release.

Expanded Natural Gas Service: Good for Regional Economy in Enosburg

Vermont Gas Ground-Breaking at Franklin Foods
Vermont Gas has announced that after more than a year of natural gas service to Enosburg, customers are saving and emissions have been reduced. 
"We were very happy to play a role in bringing this cleaner, more affordable fuel choice to our region," said Jon Gutknecht, president and CEO of Franklin Foods. "Converting to natural gas has helped to strenghten our local company, is helping us to more competitive in the global marketplace adn making a contribution to our enviornmental goals."


Tenth U.S. Patent Issued to Franklin Foods for Yogurt Cheese ProductsPatent Image

Franklin Foods, Inc. has been issued its tenth patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for Yogurt Cheese Products. Patent number 8,518,463 has been issued to inventors Jon Gutknecht and John Ovitt. The timeliness of the tenth patent approval for Cream Cheese Products correlates with a growing demand within institutional channels for lowfat ingredients to help reduce the fat, calories and cholesterol in mainstream consumer packaged goods. This demand is due to rising obesity rates and consumers continued desire for healthier food alternatives. 


Franklin Foods Receives Highest Level of Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF)SQF

Frankln Foods' Vermont and Arizona Manufacturing Facilities Achieve SQF 2000 Level 3

Franklin Foods, the world's fastest growing cream cheese company, announced today it has received the highest level of certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) for both its Casa Grande, Arizona and Enosburg Falls, Vermont facilities. Read Press Release.






“Apparently, cream cheese and Greek yogurt have been having an affair, because I have found their love child.

Green Mountain Farms Cream Cheese & Greek Yogurt blend delivers to us a heavenly blend that tastes decadent, but without the guilt!...I promise you won’t regret it. It’s low cal, low carb, and delivers a boost of protein as well.”

- I'd Rather Be Eating Blog

“The cheescake has a more creamy and rich flavor than traditional cakes made with regular cream cheese, most likely due to the Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese.”

- Linsey Kernel Walmart Moms Blogger

“The kids have been enjoying it (Greek Cream Cheese) on bagels and toast. I've been decadent and tossed a couple of chunks into my morning omelet (mmm)...basicaly we've been enjoying the heck out of it!”

- Jenn Fowler Walmart Moms Blogger

“We especially loved adding (to the Fluff recipe) this new Greek Cream Cheese from Green Mountain Farms...I agree it was very rich and truly tasted delicious...this would be awesome served up on a bagel for lunch or breakfast for sure!”

- Colleen Padilla via Walmart Moms Blogger

“My absolute favorite healthy breakfast with greek yogurt cream cheese :) such a great alternative from butter, regular cream cheese and frostings. seriously, delicious and good for you”

- Demi via Pinterest

“Oh, and the moment when I spotted Greek Cream Cheese in my grocery store? Another legit top 10 moment of the week...I'm a much bigger fan of the flavor than I am of regular cream cheese. And it's a bit healthier too.”

- We Are Not Martha Food Bloggers

“Guys...this product is just what the home cook needed. The whole "low-fat" cream cheese which we all know, is not as tangy or smooth as the full fat version. Greek Cream Cheese is dare I say...better than any brand of full fat cream cheese out there today.”

- Chef Nick Peters via Foodgasm Blog

“We need your product here in Australia.”

- Rebecca'h via Facebook

“I LOVE this product!”

- Karen via Facebook

“Love it, love it LOVE IT!!!!!!!”

- Marie via Facebook

“Greek Cream Cheese, this stuff is delish!”

- Becky via Facebook

“Oh no! Last bit of #greekcreamheese”

- Theonlydelmy via Twitter

“My small whole wheat bagel was GREAT today, thanks to you. This newbie loves you!”

- Jeanette via Twitter

“My new favorite snack!! Celery with Greek Cream Cheese! Yummy.”

- Jodylynnfitness via Twitter

“Greek Cream Cheese...Didn't know I could love cream cheese anymore that I already did”

- Julia via Twitter

“We all love Greek yogurt but Greek Cream Cheese just raises the flavor bar! Yum-O”

- Must Be The Milk

“Oh my goodness...Greek yogurt cream cheese where have you been all my life?”

- Sarah via Twitter

“Just tried for the first time and totally loved it! Great flavor. Let me be your spokes-model! Haha”

- Kaytee via Twitter

“Think I found a healthier alternative to cream cheese...Greek Cream Cheese :)”

- The Versatile One via Twitter

“Greek Cream Cheese. Your product is one of the reasons I've been able to lose 63lbs.! So delicous, so healthy!”

- Mama Cougar via Twitter

“Just tried the Green Mountain Farms Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese. It was awesome. Thanks for making a healthier cream cheese that doesn't taste yucky! Shared it on my page.”

- Jaime via Facebook

“I would literally give my first born to it. Literally the best creation ever”

- Sarah via Facebook

“Greek is trending in my kitchen. I've just replaced my beloved Philly Cream Cheese b/c this is undeniably better.”

- Chick_Wrestler via Twitter

Frankin News

Think Greek This Holiday!

Think Greek This Holiday!

This is our favorite time of the year! Celebrating with friends and family, and of course enjoying all of our favorite foods.

Dairy Foods Top 100

Dairy Foods Top 100

Congratulations Team Franklin Foods for achieving the 2015 Dairy Foods Magazine Top 100 Ranking!


Team Member Spotlight: Kelsea Monks

Meet Kelsea Monks, Franklin Foods West Food Safety and Quality Manager/SQF Practitioner.

Targeting Trends 2015 Conference: A Taste of Sustainability

The Arizona Dairy Council hosts the 25th Annual Targeting Trends Conference: A Dish of Sustainability.

2015 GENYOUth Arizona Empowerment Town Hall

A nation-wide series of events to foster collaboration between key business and school leaders in making positive changes in our communities to benefit youth.

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