Mississippi-based Cotton Blues Cheesecake announced early this year that it was expanding its production capabilities with a state-of-the-art culinary production facility in Waynesboro, Mississippi. The company, known for its four handcrafted varieties of cheesecake, experienced a 40 percent spike in sales from 2018 to 2019 and hoped that expansion would allow for exponential growth across the nation in 2020 and beyond.
With a new 15,000 square foot production facility and a new streamlined distribution process, pastry chef Shaun Davis and his team can maintain the quality of small batch baking, while increasing production capacity to 500-1,000 cheesecakes daily, now shipped across Mississippi, Oklahoma, to New Orleans and Gulf Coast markets, and nationally via the brand’s presence on Goldbelly.
The company recently announced expanded distribution across Mississippi and Oklahoma through new partnerships with the Kroger and Homeland supermarket chains. Four varieties of its four-pound signature cheesecake will debut in new communities this month - Original, Blueberry, Strawberry and Sea-Salted Caramel.
Shoppers can find Cotton Blues Cheesecake in the frozen-food section of select grocery stores. The “Mississippi-made, New York approved” cheesecake is handcrafted with seven simple ingredients including Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Daisy Sour Cream, Keebler Grahams Crackers Original, sugar, fresh whole eggs, butter and pure vanilla extract.
“With the growing popularity of Cotton Blues Cheesecake, it became a logical next step to continue to find ways to bring families a taste of true Southern hospitality in their own backyard,” says owner Chris Ortego. “By offering the Cotton Blues Cheesecake in top grocers like Kroger and Homeland Stores, we’ll be able to offer our consumers easy access to our product without having to come to our restaurant. This expansion will be the perfect opportunity to also introduce the sweet treat to first time buyers and increase purchase with tried and true fans.”