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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 filled these positions with two extremely qualified individuals,” said Esh. “Christian and Emily offer us experience and expertise that will help ensure the continued growth and long-term success of Goot Essa, the quality reputation of our brand, and the success of our mission to help keep families on the farm.”

Quality Assurance

As Quality Assurance Manager, Christian Bone will be responsible for supervising and auditing cheesemaking operations to ensure quality and customer service standards are met. He will support standardized production practices and collaborate with the production and fulfillment teams to identify areas for improvement. Christian will also help ensure that Goot Essa cheeses meet all food safety regulations. Christian has served as Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, and he has a college degree in Mathematics from Drexel University. Christian has nearly 10 years of industry experience in quality assurance and compliance roles.

Cheese Making

As Lead Cheese Maker, Emily Hagenbuch will be responsible for day-to-day cheese-making operations at Goot Essa. In her role, she will schedule cheesemaking operations, including pasteurizing, culturing, pressing, brining, and aging in the cheese cave. Emily will oversee facilities sanitation and manage her team in accordance with Goot Essa’s Food Safety Plan, applicable regulations, and third-party agreements.

Goot Essa Cheese

Founded in 2001, Goot Essa LLC is an award-winning Amish cheese producer with retail and wholesale clients throughout the United States. The company offers a monthly cheese subscription and an online selection of gourmet cheeses and cheese assortments available through the company website,