Kraft String Cheese is Now Certified Kosher

Kraft kosher

Well, now.

This is a game changer.

Kraft String Cheese is now KOSHER – certified OU-D.

I picked up two 12-packs of Kraft yesterday for what I would have to pay for one Miller’s 6-pack. (Let’s just say that there may have been squealing in the cheese aisle of Walmart yesterday afternoon.)

This may still not be available in all markets, but I know for a fact that it’s in Michigan (thanks, David!) and Kansas – so here’s hoping it’s in your state, too.

What new products have you noticed carrying a hechsher recently? Let’s share in the comments!

Kraft String Cheese


  1. I believe you posted a while back that Polly-O string cheese is now Kosher. Is that the same thing?

    Since your post about Polly-O, I’ve been checking it at my Costco in Lawrence, NY and it still has just a K on it. The ones I saw in Brach’s (Kosher store) only included the lower fat ones similar to the picture you posted here. I wonder if they lowfat ones are Kosher but not the regular fat ones – anybody know?

    • Mara Strom says

      The Polly-O version never made it as far west as Kansas City, DBS. This is the same manufacturer, but a different product line. Not sure about the lowfat – that’s interesting, though.

  2. other flavors besides the one you show also have Ou-D! We found a cheddar mozzarella twist.

  3. Out in New York State, we have Polly-O – a Kraft brand – that has been kosher for a while now

  4. Someone posted on a local chicago Facebook page about it’s availability here and I am certain the store mentioned sold out quickly! What is a good price for a 12 pack? Costco ones still not kosher.

  5. Here in South Miami we get the Polly-O string cheese. It seems like the only ones that are kosher for now are the 2% milk fat the pepper something flavor and the cheddar mix…I’ll be on the lookout for the regular kraft…my kids loooooove the Poly-O and the package is almost gone by the time I get to the house…also this is good for Millers because when they see their inventory in the stores are not being sold..they will have to compete… This should be a lesson for all “kosher” products ie: meats/chickens and etc…because people are being out priced as it is already…it’s time for kosher food prices to go down!!!

  6. MomOfOne says

    Anyone have a count of which cities they have found this in?

  7. In the frozen aisle, there are Gardein vegetarian products (usually displayed next to Morningstar Farms). While MF are kosher but dairy, the Gardein products are pareve! Under the vaad of British Columbia; I asked my local orthodox rabbi and was told it was permitted. The products are very good, and a perfect alternative solution for my 2 vegetarian kids when I serve a meat meal.

  8. Will have to check here in Dallas -would be a very big deal!!!!! I always cringe when my kids leave half eaten string cheese going to waste – each one is almost a dollar!

  9. This could be as big as when Oreos got an OU (and the brief period that Campbells soup had an OU)! There is OU-D Polly-O in Aron’s Kissena Farms in NY (Queens), including a number of flavors. Millers must be plotzing. The Cholev Yisrael lines can sleep a little easier, since they have a loyal and exclusive market. In fact, rumor has it that years ago a lot of the Kraft cheeses applied for a hechsher, but were turned down because it would have put kosher cheeses (Millers?) out of business. Folks, the biggest word in the previous sentence is RUMOR.

  10. Steffi Berke says

    Kind of ironic that as the string cheese is getting hechshered the flavored cream cheese is losing theirs.

    Please be advised that Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL will be coming out with a new product PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD.This product is not kosher certified. It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
    This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:

    Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
    Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

    Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

  11. In the Polly-O line I have seen not only the 2% but the regular, jalapeño, black pepper, and tomato basil string cheeses! Target tends to carry the more obscure flavors. I have not seen cheddar twist kosher but will now be on the lookout!

  12. alyssa t KAPLAN says

    cheddar twist has not been seen with an OU yet. the others have been kosher for a while upwards of a year

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