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Goot Essa Adds Staff for Finance, Fulfillment

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Howard, PA – Goot Essa has grown its retail and wholesale cheese-making business in July with the addition of two more employees. According to Goot Essa CEO John L. Esh Jr., Mark Thomas has accepted employment as Bookkeeper, and Joel “Brick” Brickell will be Fulfillment Manager. “We are grateful to have brought such qualified individuals […]

Goot Essa Cheese Welcomes Two New Employees

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Howard, PA — Goot Essa will grow its retail and wholesale cheese business with the addition of two new employees. According to CEO John L. Esh Jr., Christian Bone will assume the position of Quality Assurance Manager, and Emily Hagenbuch will step into the role of Lead Cheese Maker. “We are tremendously excited to have […]

John Esh Shares Goot Essa’s Journey on “Seen Through a Glass”

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At Goot Essa, we’re always excited to share our story, passion, and commitment to producing the finest artisanal cheeses. Recently, our very own John Esh had the privilege of being featured on the “Seen Through a Glass” podcast hosted by Lew Bryson. The podcast, which celebrates the culinary delights of Central Pennsylvania, provided the perfect […]

Goot Essa Wins 2023 American Cheese Society Award!

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We are thrilled to announce that Goot Essa has been honored with a prestigious award at the 2023 American Cheese Society (ACS) competition. Our gourmet Emanuel Vom Tal Kase was awarded 3rd place in the “Soft-Ripened Cheeses” category. This recognition is a testament to our artisanal cheesemaking expertise, and reflects our rich Pennsylvania Dutch cheesemaking […]

At Goot Essa, Milk is our Mission

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Pennsylvania is rapidly losing its farms. A U.S. Department of Agriculture census showed that over the five-year period from 2012 to 2017, 6,000 farms closed down — a 10% decrease. This same census also showed a 6% drop in the amount of the state’s total farm acreage. These days, it is challenging to manage a […]

Goot Essa grows from humble beginnings

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In 2001, a handful of Goot Essa staff packed a truck with 100 gift assortment baskets and drove to Washington D.C. for their first ever event. They hoped to break into a big market and start putting their cheesemaking business on the map.  The staff set up tables in the lobby of an office building […]

Instead of chocolate this Easter, send an artisan cheese basket

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Retailers report that U.S. consumers spend nearly a billion dollars on chocolate during the Easter holiday season. When everyone else is gifting chocolate by the truckload, Goot Essa can help you send a gift basket with something different: European-style, artisan cheeses made with milk sourced from our Amish partner farms in Pennsylvania. Of course, we […]

Holiday shopping? Here are Goot Essa’s staff picks for gift giving

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Give the gift of delicious taste this Christmas season with Goot Essa’s cheese gift baskets. Choose from small, medium, and large baskets featuring our artisan cheeses, as well as jams, spreads, mustards, fudge, and meats. You can also buy individual products or customize a gift basket to make it the right fit for your needs. […]