Committed to serving our customers and to serving one another.

We're a team, a family. Passionate people focused on award-winning cheeses, best-quality ingredients and private-labeled products.
Scott Meister

Scott Meister

Co-Owner/President

Scott is passionate about his family’s legacy, his plant’s cheese and his customer’s success. In 1990, he became the third generation leader of Meister Cheese. Since then, he has guided the organization’s transition from a small, Wisconsin cheesemaker into a commercial provider of artisanal cheeses for retail and foodservice clients.

Vicki Thingvold

Vicki Thingvold

Co-Owner/Flavor Development

Vicki, Scott’s sister, is the creative force behind Meister Cheese. Driving flavor and variety development, her work results in the unique cheeses customers have come to expect. As a shareholder, Vicki plays a key role on the company’s leadership team.

Collin Dean

Collin Dean

Chief Financial Officer

After a brief stint in commercial banking, Collin joined Meister Cheese in 2011. He is much more than a number cruncher – providing vital financial oversight that helps the organization grow and expand. Collin holds a Finance degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Larry Harris

Larry Harris

Director of Operations

Larry has been an indispensable member of the family ever since the day he walked in the door in 1984. Capable of working any job on the production floor, now as the Director of Operations, Larry is responsible for plant performance in addition to commercialization of new products, quality and operational excellence.

Michelle Winkers

Michelle Winkers

Human Resources Manager

After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Michelle joined Meister Cheese in 2008 as the Human Resources Manager. In just eight years, she has supported and helped guide workforce expansion from 72 employees to nearly 150. In addition to HR, Michelle also supports corporate graphic design and marketing efforts.

Jason Studnicka

Jason Studnicka

Plant Manager

Jason is Plant Manager, the latest stop on a journey that began as a production worker at Meister Cheese in 2008. From production, Jason moved onto cheese making and into his current leadership role, where he plays an instrumental behind the scenes role.

Taylor Meyer

Taylor Meyer

Customer Service/Admin MPP

Ryan Studnicka

Ryan Studnicka

Milk Manager

Bobbi Bass

Bobbi Bass

Retail Packaging Manager

Crystal Zdanczewicz

Crystal Zdanczewicz

Customer Service/Admin

Danya Teiwes

Danya Teiwes

Food Safety Coordinator

Dean Garoutte

Dean Garoutte

Quality Control Manager

Jackie Ringelstetter

Jackie Ringelstetter

Customer Service

Jeff Laeseke

Jeff Laeseke

Production Manager, MPP

Jon Thingvold

Jon Thingvold

Facilities Supervisor

Tracie Goplin

Tracie Goplin

Admin/Accounts Receivable/Payable

Tricia Krueger

Tricia Krueger

Customer Service

Join a team that recognizes and rewards excellence–
and knows how to have fun.

The process starts with a completed job application.

Meister Dairy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants are subject to a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Meister Dairy offers a very rich Dean Health insurance plan, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, critical illness, accident insurance as well as a matched 401k. Paid holiday and vacations.