KAUKAUNA — Kaukauna Cheese, the nation’s top seller of cheese balls, today unveiled its new, simpler recipe for its iconic cheese balls and logs.

The new recipe is reformulated with premium aged cheese and offers the same taste as founder Hubert Fassbender established in 1918 in Kaukauna, but now they’re made with fewer, simpler ingredients, according to a news release.

(Read the history of Kaukauna Cheese HERE.)

The new formula is made at Kaukauna’s Little Chute plant.

“For more than 100 years, Kaukauna has been a casual entertaining staple that friends and families everywhere can rely on,” said Michael Averbook, Brand Manager of Kaukauna. “As a brand with deep Midwestern roots, we know fall is the perfect time for casual entertaining and are excited for our fans to pair our new clean recipes with their favorite fall occasions.”

This creamy, spreadable Midwestern staple is now available in a convenient 6-ounce size to make it easier to sample and share multiple flavors as part of your favorite cheese board, paired perfectly with every fall occasion.

All season long, Kaukauna will be sharing easy entertaining inspiration through a new social-led brand campaign, “Shauna from Kaukauna.” Shauna is a fictional super fan who lives and breathes cheese and embodies Midwestern charm. Fans can expect to laugh at the short-form Instagram skits brought to life by Taylor Wolfe (@thedailytay), who will give fans – especially those who are in a hot climate and missin’ fall – a one-of-a-kind look at fall in the Midwest with Kaukauna.

Kaukauna’s new recipe is made with no artificial flavors, no artificial growth hormones, is non-GMO, and is now available at major retailers nationwide including Walmart, Albertsons, Kroger and Publix for a suggested retail price starting at $4.49.

The new formula, made in Little Chute, can be found in seven varieties, so there truly is a Kaukauna cheese for every fall occasion. Flavors include:

  • Port Wine Cheese Ball & Log
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ball & Log
  • Rosé White Cheddar Cheese Ball
  • Smoky Cheddar Cheese Ball
  • White Cheddar Cheese Ball
  • Double Sharp Cheese Log
  • Sharp & Swiss Cheese Log



By staff