Our family product, Fuehrer's Cheespred, is produced by Fuehrer's Market in Sutton, Nebraska. Fuehrer's Market was started in 1946 by my father, Eddie, after his return from service in World War II. The market began as a meat specialty store, part of a larger grocery store. Later, when the adjoining store closed, the market expanded its line to include groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables. It also produced German-style bologna, bratwurst, liver sausage, mettwurst and potato bologna for retail and wholesale to grocery stores in central Nebraska. My mother, Laurie, soon joined the operation, making it an official "mom and pop" business.
In 1960, Eddie and Laurie introduced Fuehrer's Cheespred and began to market it both retail and wholesale. After the deaths of my parents (Laurie in 2001 and Eddie in 2002), my brother, Jerry, and I took over the business. Jerry died in 2014, so the company is now owned by myself and my son, Scott Worster. We currently have three employees. In 2018, we produced over 80,000 pounds of Fuehrer's Cheespred. Our busiest time of year is October through December.
The best way to promote Fuehrer's Cheespred is to offer samples to the public. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. One taste says it all; it’s delicious! During our promotion at the 2009 Nebraska State Fair, we provided the most samples in our history – close to 20,000! In addition to events such as the fair, we also provide demos in grocery stores year-round and participate in local beer and wine-tasting events.
Fuehrer's Cheespred is available in both 8-oz. and 16-oz. sizes. We currently sell it to approximately 75 grocery stores in central and eastern Nebraska and deliver it in our own refrigerated van. We also wholesale it to Associated Wholesale Grocers.
Fuehrer's Cheespred is made with a blend of American cheese, cheddar cheese, salad dressing, pimentos, green peppers and a slight touch of garlic. The recipe has not changed in 63 years! You can enjoy it with crackers, chips, raw vegetables and as a topping for hamburgers and baked potatoes. These are just a few of the suggestions we have received from customers and enjoy ourselves. Fuehrer's Cheespred will taste great however you try it.
You can view serving suggestions on our website's Serving Suggestions page. We always welcome new ideas, so please contact us at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dee Fuehrer and Scott Worster, Owners