ONCE UPON A TIME…
It was 1893, actually. That’s when banker I.C. Cooper decided to put down his balance sheets and start making aged cheese in New York. Just like that, Cooper Cheese was born. By 1918, the company had moved to Philly, and the cheese had pretty much become the Cooper Sharp we all know and love. Cooper kept gaining fans as time went marching on. And in 1945, as our troops were marching home from World War II, Cooper added the CV Sharp seal to its label. That’s CV for Cooper Victory and it was a way of honoring the soldiers who fought.
Today, more than a century after I.C. Cooper first staked his claim in the chronicles of cheese history, Cooper is a regional household favorite and a family tradition across the Northeast.
5 REASONS FANS LOVE COOPER SHARP
Cooper Sharp is top-tier cheese. When you grab some from the deli, you know you’re getting quality—because Cooper is made with milk and hand-selected aged cheese. No unpronounceable ingredients here!
UNIQUE, CRAVEABLE FLAVOR
We hear it again and again … our fans love Cooper because of its one-of-a-kind sharp flavor. Cooper doesn’t taste like any other deli cheese, which is why it’s been a family tradition and favorite comfort food for generations.
Cooper is creamy, flavorful, and epically versatile. You can slice it, shred it, cube it, and it melts like a dream. That’s why Cooper is perfect for grilled cheese, deli sandwiches, mac and cheese … burgers, salads, midnight snacks. Pretty much anything, really.
Since its start more than a century ago, Cooper has earned a loyal following in the Northeast. Because Cooper is the taste of home. A source of regional pride. And if you’ve ever left the Northeast, you know how far you’ll go to get ahold of some Cooper again.
Not much can transport you back in time quite like tasting something you grew up with. That’s the power of Cooper Sharp. It’s the taste of great memories. Just like grandma’s grilled cheese, you can always count on Cooper for a little comfort.
TODAY’S COOPER FAMILY.
COOPER SHARP WHITE
The original. This is the sharp and creamy Cooper that generations grew up with—and love to this day.
COOPER SHARP YELLOW
Same delicious Cooper, only yellow. Because maybe you just want your cheese to be yellow, y’know?
COOPER SHARP BLACK PEPPER
The newest member of the family. Same Cooper taste, with a little black pepper spice to keep you on your toes.