OCONTO FALLS, WI – February 16, 2020 – Jesse Thompson joins the Springside Cheese team as its new production manager. With over 18 years of experience, Thompson will lead, manage, and create production schedules for all production staff. He will also partake in developing new cheese recipes and oversee all production at the Spruce Factory in Oconto Falls, WI. 

Thompson is eager to learn, has a passion for his community and takes pride in producing safe and delicious cheese. 

“I am most excited about helping develop new products and recipes with the production staff. My favorite recipe is for our horseradish cheddar and horseradish chive cheddar,” said Thompson.

Thompson studied Natural Resources for two years before starting his career in the food production industry. After graduating with his Associate Degree in 2001, he went straight into developing recipes, producing cheese, packaging cheese, and eventually overseeing the entire cheesemaking process at a local dairy business. Thompson fell in love with the art of cheesemaking, later earning his cheesemaking, pasteurizer, food defense and many more certifications. In 2018, Thompson enhanced his management and leadership skills when promoted to superintendent, overseeing the entire staff at this local dairy business. However, in 2020 Thompson knew it was time for a fresh start. So, he left the corporate world and wanted to start working with a family-owned business, which brought him to Springside Cheese. 

“Springside Cheese is committed to ensuring the best quality product for our customers,” said Keith Hintz, Co-Owner and President of Springside Cheese. “We are excited to have Jesse on board to help us work with our production staff in developing new recipes and ensuring everything runs smoothly.” 

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About Springside Cheese  

Springside Cheese® carries on a century-long family legacy of producing the finest hand-crafted, natural cheeses featuring award-winning cheddar collections and unique blends of locally inspired flavors. Today Keith, Nathan, and Bradd Hintz operate their family-owned Springside Cheese factory in Oconto Falls, WI and a shop in Pueblo, Colorado. The trio continues to honor the multi-generational cheesemaking traditions that began with their great-grandfather while expanding Springside’s artisanal product lines. These include offerings such as aged cheddars and unique products that are conscious reflections of the landscape from which they originated. For more information, please visit  www.springsidecheese.com