A History of Great Taste 

Finlandia Cheese Inc. was founded in the 1950’s as the demand for full flavored, quality cheeses began to grow in America. The rich, robust cheese quickly became a favorite in the finest New York deli’s and then expanded into supermarkets, delis, cheese shops and restaurants throughout the Northeast.


Today, Finlandia is one of the most highly regarded cheese brands in the United States known for superior taste and quality. While best known for traditional Swiss cheese, Finlandia’s full line of delicious premium cheeses is now available in twelve flavorful varieties and can be found throughout the country. Finlandia cheese is most popular on sandwiches and as a snack, however, home cooks and chefs use Finlandia cheese within their finest recipes for its robust flavors.

Through the years, Finlandia Cheese has made an uncommon commitment to pure wholesome ingredients and superb European craftsmanship that has earned the company countless international awards for cheese-making excellence.

Finlandia Cheese is a subsidiary of Valio LTD, whose reputation in dairy began in 1905 when seventeen of Finland’s finest dairies joined together to create the Republic’s first dairy co-operative. This illustrious co-operative became known as Valio and produces more than 85% of the country’s milk.

Under the Valio umbrella, Finlandia models Valio’s dedication to innovation that earned the company one of the world’s highest honors when Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, the company’s Director of Research, received the Nobel Prize award for his ground-breaking work related to Emmental swiss cheese production in 1945.

Finlandia continues to build on its passion and proud tradition for crafting cheeses of the very highest quality. And only cheeses that are good enough, pure enough and flavorful enough shall bear the trusted Finlandia name.

And now, building on its century-long tradition of crafting the highest quality cheeses, Finlandia has launched their newest product line, premium imported butter, fresh from Finland.