Dedication to Innovation


​Since our founding in 1953, Sargento has been dedicated to innovation. We do what we do for the love of 100% real, natural cheese; from ahead-of-its-time packaging to unique varieties, from industry firsts to industry bests.

1953

Sargento Offers The First Pre-Cut Cheese For Convenience

The First Logo Conveys An Italian Flair


1954

Sammy Sargento Marches Onto The Scene As Our First Spokescharacter


1955

Cheese Stays Fresher As Sargento Introduces The First Vacuum Packages

First Packaged Sliced Cheese Created For More Convenience


1958

Sargento Reshapes The Cheese Industry With First Shredded Cheeses


1969

Changing The Face Of The Dairy Case With The “Peg Bar”

Sargento Mixes It Up With First Shredded Cheese Blends


1973

Sargento Hits The Airwaves With First TV Ad


1983

 

Sargento Adds “Fancy” Cut To Shredded Cheese Line


1986

Reclosing The Opening With The First Resealable Packaging


1988

 

Sargento MooTown Snackers® Snack Cheese Appeals To Children And Their Moms


1991

Reducing The Fat, Keeping The Flavor

Leonard Gentine Receives Recognition As National Cheese Laureate


1994

Enhancing Family-Favorite Meals With Recipe Blends® Shredded Cheese


2001

 

Our Packages Close Even Easier With Slide-Rite® Zippered Freshness Seal


2007

Bringing Hand-Crafted Cheese To Homes With Artisan Blends® Shredded Cheese


2010

 

Sargento Offers Reduced Sodium Cheese To Address Demand for Less Salt


2011

Natural Blends®: Two Natural Cheeses In One Great Taste


2012

Lou Gentine Earns The National Cheese Institute Laureate Award

Ultra Thin Slices®: All The Delicious Flavor, Sliced Thinner


2015

Perfecting the Way America Snacks With Balanced Breaks®