Jim Sartori is the third-generation owner and CEO of Sartori, a family owned company specializing in artisan, award-winning Wisconsin cheese. For three decades, Jim has led Sartori Cheese through a tremendous era of growth and opportunity — investing in operational expansions and developing Sartori into a premium, retail brand that is available in more than 40 countries.
Maria Sartori is a fourth-generation family member and current brand ambassador for Sartori, a family owned company specializing in artisan, award-winning Wisconsin cheese. Having touched numerous areas of the company — from cheesemaking to sales — Maria has a deep understanding of the business. Today, as brand ambassador, Maria embraces the opportunity to share her family’s story and handcrafted approach to cheesemaking.
Jeff Schwager has served as the president of Sartori Cheese since 2009. He brings more than 20 years of global executive experience to Sartori, where he has led the company through significant growth and strategic initiatives — including the development of Sartori into a premium, retail brand with worldwide distribution capabilities.
Mike Matucheski has been a Master Cheesemaker at Sartori since 2011. With more than 20 years of experience, his expertise is matched with a constant curiosity and love of innovation. The road to becoming a Master Cheesemaker required Mike to dedicate more than 10 years to the craft before deemed a master in Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan & Romano. With Mike’s help, Sartori continues the tradition of handcrafting international, award-winning cheese.
Pam Hodgson has been a Master Cheesemaker at Sartori since 2013. As only the second female in the country to become a Master Cheesemaker, Pam is a pioneer in the industry and at Sartori. The rigorous program required Pam to dedicate more than 10 years to the art and craft before being a master in Fontina and Open Hard Cheese. Her innovative approach to cheesemaking has led to Sartori original creations, such as Extra-Aged Goat and MontAmoré®.
Larry Steckbauer has been a Master Cheesemaker at Sartori since 2011. He brings more than 40 years of experience to the role along with an expertise, via the rigorous Master Cheesemaker program, of Parmesan and Romano cheesemaking. For Larry, it’s the people — the farmers, the fellow cheesemakers and the Sartori Team Members — that make his job truly special.
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Sartori Black Pepper BellaVitano Wins Another "Grand Champion" Title
Sartori Company's Black Pepper BellaVitano took home the top prize at the World Dairy Expo, winning “Grand Champion” of the Cheese & Butter Contest.