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The power of partnerships

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For four generations, the Schuman family has earned a reputation for delivering world-class cheese products to customers around the world. Founded as an importing business, Schuman Cheese continues to search for the finest cheeses to bring home to the U.S. market. But it’s not only the cheeses that are exceptional, it’s the partnerships themselves, some of which span more than 70 years.

Recently, Schuman Cheese announced a new exclusive partnership with a fifth-generation family-owned company, Margot Fromages, which is opening the doors for their exceptional Gruyère to be enjoyed here in America. Founded in 1886 by Jules Margot, Margot Fromages has been establishing relationships with producers for generations, and is the last family-owned company specializing in the aging and ripening of Swiss Le Gruyère. For Schuman Cheese CEO Neal Schuman, it made sense to align with a partner who shares a similar set of values—not just with regard to family, but also to making incredible, world-class cheese.

“One of the greatest honors is having a partner who considers our team an extension of their own family,” says Neal Schuman. “I’m proud to say that for four generations, our business has thrived on relationships. It’s our genuine desire to collaborate with our partners, earn their trust and as a result, share their success.”

As one of the largest affineurs of Alpage Gruyère, Margot Fromages’ success comes from the superior quality of their cheese due to their deep-rooted relationships with producers that span generations. The secret of Margot Le Gruyère lies in the naturally cool, humid and mineral-rich Margot Cave, which provides the ideal environment for the cheese to develop its distinctively complex flavor, aroma and texture as it ages for 5 to 12 months or more to reach peak perfection.

“We have always been incredibly, and understandably, selective about the partners we choose to partner with to share their cheese with U.S. consumers,” said Ian Schuman, a fourth-generation family member who leads the Import Cheese Business Unit at Schuman Cheese. “After visiting the Margot family and learning more about their company, it was clear that Margot is a company focused on best-in-class quality and doing things the right way, things that align with us perfectly as exclusive partners.”

Margot Le Gruyère, which is initially available exclusively for food service customers, offers a distinctively nutty and fruity flavor with a creamy texture ideal for fondue, artisan grilled cheese, wraps, quiches and more. To discover more distinctive cheeses and the latest innovations from Schuman Cheese, visit schumancheese.com.

This post is sponsored by Schuman Cheese

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