Our History

Long before we opened our doors in 1995, Winona Foods was built on a cheese-making heritage. The managing partners at Winona Foods began their journey working at family-owned cheese companies, where they learned the art of cheese making and the pride of quality and customer service.  Since then, Winona Foods has expanded its focus in the areas of food-service, industrial ingredients, retail and co-packing industries.  Our dedication to providing the highest quality portfolio of products, a dedicated customer service team and exceeding industry standards, makes Winona Foods a leading manufacturer in the industry. Winona Foods, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Terry Steinmann.  Originally located in Winona, MN.,  Terry recognized Green Bay as the focus of the Dairy Industry and, in 2003, relocated the company to Green Bay. Initially a trader of surplus lots of bulk cheeses for dairy manufacturers, today Winona Foods provides a variety of services for dairy manufacturers, industrial and food service customers.

With manufacturing distribution centers strategically located throughout the U.S., we can develop, manufacture, package, store and deliver to the highest of standards. From development to delivery--Winona Foods will partner with you every step of the way.

Our Facilities

Green Bay, WI:

In 2004, Winona Foods created a state-of-the-art facility, which was featured on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels." Our industry-leading facility allows our highly skilled R&D team and culinary experts to develop custom recipes or formulate national brands to meet your exact specifications. Our expanding portfolio of products and innovative packaging includes cheese and cheese products, sauces, salsa and more. 

Kaukauna, WI:

In May 2014, Winona Foods began full operation at our new facility in Kaukauna, WI. This facility includes a fully functional commercial kitchen, technology and equipment to offer customers performance oriented products and support of our current manufacturing facilities. The commercial kitchen gives Winona Foods the opportunity to test our performance oriented products for the end user. The Kaukauna facility will offer customers a better understanding of Winona Foods and their ability to service customers and work with them to increase the market segments they are targeting together.

Our Mission: Winona Foods is committed to being the industry leader by providing our customers exceptional solutions, service, quality and value.