It’s simple, really. Amazing cheddar is made by amazing people.
They’re the kind of people who have a true passion for producing nothing less than deliciously different cheddar every. single. time. People who have dedicated decades to the cheese-making craft in the belief that great cheddar should be available to everyone.
Take Jeff Voermans, who has been part of the Cracker Barrel family for 37 years. Jeff’s role is in cheese procurement. Over the years, he’s developed a unique perspective on Cracker Barrel’ s high standards.
Brian joined the company in 1999 and currently serves as Research & Development lead.
Mary joined the Cracker Barrel family in 2003, leveraging her passion for cheese to ensure we produce the highest quality of Cracker Barrel.
Laura has been a proud Cracker Barrel member since 2007. She has been an avid fan of Cracker Barrel since day one.
Sandra recently joined the family in 2013 and brings a fresh perspective to the brand.
"If you had a cheese making background you would know how difficult it is for cheese makers to achieve the quality standard of Cracker Barrel. It means paying attention to fundamentals and details...not everyone can achieve these high standards but those select few that can produce some of the most desirable aged cheddar that is available, with awards to prove it."
- Jeff Voermans, Procurement
"Cracker Barrel has such a rich history of cheese excellence and it has been a privilege to learn cheese-making from prior Cracker Barrel experts, to carry forward and build upon those cheese-make traditions, and to pass that knowledge and passion to the next generation of the Cracker Barrel family."
- Brian Reinhart, R&D
"Cracker Barrel signifies premium cheeses. Our expert graders select only the best. It’s great to work on a product that you want to share."
- Mary Doyle, R&D
"The best part of working on Cracker Barrel cheeses is how proud I feel when I share them with my family and friends. I love hearing how they describe the delicious flavors and textures as they try to choose a favorite variety, which isn’t easy! It’s rewarding to work on a premium cheese that is enjoyed by so many."
- Laura Colby, R&D
"For a cheese to be labeled as Cracker Barrel, it has to go through a rigorous grading process. Cracker Barrel requires cheese to meet high standards and be the best quality."
- Sandra Filipp, R&D