committed to quality principles for over 70 years

Our proven success has grown alongside a long legacy. Founded as a family-owned dairy product processor, we have grown and diversified into a leading producer of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink beverages, dips, sauces, and aerosol cheeses.


Berner begins when Arnold Kneubuehl starts making locally sourced natural Swiss cheese. Quality Assurance is there at the very start, for fundamental, consumer-pleasing taste & complete product safety.

With our first R&D person onboard, we develop and manufacture a new product—hot-fill retail processed cheese, the catalyst of our private label business.



Aerosol cheese in a can joins our product line, adding more business—and more fun!

We began retort processing and make our way into the snack aisle, with shelf-stable quesos and more.



Berner makes make a splash when we introduce canned & bottled ready-to-drink beverages and begin to offer contract manufacturing.

Peak Rock Capital acquires Berner Food & Beverage.



Berner adds 200,000 square feet of additional production space to the Dakota, IL location including new corporate offices, employee lockers and break rooms.

Berner launches high-speed beverage lines consisting of state-of-the-art automation.



Berner opens 700,000 square feet distribution warehouse in Rockford, IL.

Berner Food & Beverage is a leading supplier of shelf-stable, dairy-based food and beverage products to large CPG companies, emerging beverage brands, and private label retailers nationwide.



Our recent 200,000 square feet production and warehouse addition increases our capabilities and your opportunities, making us your single source partner for food and beverage products including RTD coffees and teas, dips, sauces, and snacks. The Company maintains the highest credentials and certifications including SQF2000 Level III, organic certified, HACCP certified, and meets the stringent standards of virtually every CPG brand and major retailer in North America.