Launched as a joint venture between the company GOLDSTEIG Käserei Plattling eG and the Cham dairy cooperative in 1992, GOLDSTEIG Käsereien Bayerwald GmbH has since developed, among other things, into Germany's most popular producer of mozzarella and an exporter to just about every European country.
This rapid rise could only be realised thanks to professionalism and efficiency, combined with premium product quality and total reliability.
Since GOLDSTEIG was founded the company has successfully coped with the challenges of the European and international market with flexibility, drive and expansion.
For example, by merging with the Ostbayerische Milchwerken eG in 1998 we were able to add the semi-hard cheese product segment and GOLDSTEIG was able to integrate the Straubing dairy cooperative in 2000. Thanks to GOLDSTEIG's efficiency and ambition, the product range today includes mozzarella, emmental, semi-hard cheeses, Camembert, Limburger as well as butter, ricotta and mascarpone.
A fully automated hard and semi-hard cheese dairy was set up in Cham in 2006, which meets the highest quality requirements and standards. A computer-controlled automatic high bay warehouse not only provides for optimal storage and commissioning, but also ensures that the GOLDSTEIG products always arrive fresh at customers.
Our name reminds us of the Golden Path (Goldene Steig), an important trade route that connected Bohemia with the Danube in the Middle Ages. Goods like salt were transported along it to Bohemia, corn was mainly transported in the other direction.
The region around the Golden Path stands out due to its outstanding nature and today you can hike along it on well-developed trails. If you follow the route through the Oberpfälzer Forest along the eastern side of the Bavarian Forest and the border with the Czech Republic you will eventually reach Passau. The Golden Path continues northwards along the western side of the Bavarian Forest, the "Green Roof of "Europe", through one of Europe's last original forest landscapes.
The Golden Path is not just a hiking trail to us. We see the region's primitiveness, purity and naturalness as a symbol for our products, which combines these aspects into a culinary experience.