Founded in 1926


OLD TAVERN FOOD PRODUCTS, INC. was founded in 1926 by PAUL STRONG in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It continues to be a family owned and operated cheese business. We began in one small building with three items for sale, featuring our now famous OLD TAVERN CLUB SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE SPREAD. From there we expanded to four buildings, until 1968 when we moved into our current home at 230 South Prairie Avenue in Waukesha.

Today we have over 200 cheese and gift items for sale. Our OLD TAVERN CLUB SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE SPREAD is still the most popular, with additional flavors being added throughout the years using the same quality ingredients that made our cheddar spread famous.

The Cheese

OLD TAVERN CLUB CHEESE is 100% "real" Wisconsin Cheese made only from the finest ingredients. OLD TAVERN CHEESE SPREAD is made from large blocks or barrels of aged Wisconsin cheese. The cheese is shredded and blended with our own very special ingredients, then packed into various containers for your eating enjoyment.

OLD TAVERN CHEESE SPREAD can be frozen or refrozen without changing the flavor or texture of the cheese. The cheese spread should be refrigerated. However; to obtain the most flavor and creamiest texture, we recommend serving OLD TAVERN CHEESE SPREAD at room temperature.

Make plans to stop by and visit our retail store when you are in the area.

Corporate Gifts

OLD TAVERN FOOD PRODUCTS has the ideal corporate gifts for you. Choose one of our packaged gift packs of cheese, sausage, nuts or candy. Or have us custom design a gift to meet your specific needs and price range. Either way, OLD TAVERN FOOD PRODUCTS has the perfect gifts for any holiday, sales person's thank you, birthdays, anniversaries, conventions, and meetings.

We can personalize your gifts with your company name and/or logo silk screened permanently on our stoneware crocks, mugs and plastic cups. (Other personalized items are also available.)

Please e-mail for more information on our Corporate Gifts program.  (link to -