The Hautly Story
Our St. Louis Heritage
Some things get better with age: cheese for instance. The flavor grows, clear distinctions appear, and exciting tastes are born.
It only makes sense then that a cheese company gets better as it ages. For 75 years Hautly Cheese Company has been providing rich, flavorful cheeses to St. Louis grocery stores and delis. Since the day Grandpa Frank J. Hautly started his truck route in 1934, we have been committed to offering the finest products from the finest cheesemakers in the country.
Because of his early success, Grandpa Hautly had to move his ‘home office’ to the Chouteau Cold Storage Building in the mid 1930’s. His son, Harry B. Hautly returned from the U.S. Air Force in 1946 and joined the company. From 1959 until 2008, our facility was located on the “Hill”. And our very recent move, under third generation president Alan Hautly’s watchful eye has landed us in beautiful downtown Fenton!
Over the years, Hautly Cheese has grown into a strong regional brand. St. Louis knows and loves cheese. And Hautly Cheese knows where to find just the right flavors for this town. Sure, it would be easier to find a food conglomerate with “One Size Fits All” products, but St. Louis deserves more. Premium cheeses require constant attention from caring cheesemakers. (Yes, they still exist!) We won’t settle for anything less.
As we begin another exciting chapter in our history, the commitment to excellence remains as strong as ever. In addition to the Hautly family of products, Hautly Cheese continues to distribute fine cheeses and specialty foods for over 45 different companies, servicing grocery stores in the St. Louis and Memphis markets.
With the fourth generation recently joining the staff, we are honored to carry on the family business, continuing a long tradition of quality and service.
In fact, we’re aging quite nicely!