Mama Geraldine's Cheese Straws


Mama Geraldine's Cheese Straws


The Savory Cheese Straws are artisan crafted from the loving hands of Mama Geraldine and baked using only 12 month aged cheddar cheese from Wisconsin.

About Mama Geraldine's Cheese Straws

Radio executive turned no-nonsense entrepreneur exchanged her suffocating panty hose for a hair net and a batch of her mother’s buttery cheese straws and hasn’t looked back since.

Cathy Cunningham recalls the very moment in 1994 she decided to upend her life. Successful but unfulfilled Cunningham worked in the radio business in Atlanta. One night she was having a glass of wine to unwind, snacking on some expensive cheese bites that were not nearly as good as her own mother’s when she thought to herself, “My mama’s cheese straws are better than these. You know what? I think I could make a business out of selling Mama’s recipe.”

Cathy’s Mama is the late Geraldine Cunningham, a former teacher from Newnan, Georgia and a genuine Southern treasure. Geraldine learned the skills of baking from her Swedish mom, Emma Lindgren McCloskey.

Geraldine and her husband, Turner Homes Cunningham, had four children. Cathy is their only daughter. Geraldine found that to keep the family fed baking had to become a focal point of the home. She would spend hours upon hours churning out delicious, buttery cheese straws that were a hit with the kids and all the Newnan townspeople. The Cunningham kids always seemed to be causing mischief and the cheese straws became a peace offering for whatever their latest transgression may have been!

When Cathy had her epiphany that corporate America was not going to jive long term with her free spirited personality she resolved to name her venture The Bodacious Food Company. Afterall to Cathy ‘bodacious’ means, "As good as it gets!"

Mama Geraldine’s Cheese Straws now come in six varieties including gluten free and they are “the best selling cheese straw in all of these United States” as Cathy says in her Southern drawl. The Bodacious Food Company has expanded to include a line of cookies - Italian Wedding, Pecan Cini-Minis, and Key Lime.

Mama Geraldine's Cheese Straws and Bodacious Snacks are distributed worldwide. Cathy made it her mission in life to spread the joy of cheese straws throughout the land. “Let me tell you what, there are very few things in life better than a freshly baked cheese straw,” says Cunningham. “And for me, well I haven’t had to put on a pair of panty hose in 26 years.” How is that for living a bodacious life? “Snack on, y’all!”

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We'll include a handwritten note inside of each gift free of charge. Please include a gift message at checkout. 


Gift Batches are hand packed in a kraft box filled with gift crinkle paper sealed with custom Batch tissue paper and sealed with a custom sticker. We ship each gift in an outer carton for added protection and spotless presentation. 


We always aim to send the products and flavors in the description and photo, but, occasionally, we’ll need to ship something slightly different than what you see listed here, but we promise it will be equally as delicious! If we are out of an item, our team will contact you to offer a replacement option.

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Shipping Policies

Social distancing and safety measures have our shipments moving a bit slower than usual. We appreciate your patience during this time. Our team is working as fast as we safely can (which is still really fast).

Batch offers free standard shipping on all curated gift batches. Additional charges apply when single items are added to the cart. Need it faster? Upgraded shipping is available at checkout.

Carrier Shipping Rates

  • Free Gift Batch Shipping
  • FedEx Ground® Home Delivery
  • FedEx Standard Overnight®

Local Nashville Pickup & Delivery Options

  • Free Local Pickup (from Berry Hill warehouse location)
  • $4.99 Local, Contactless Delivery for addresses within 15 miles of Berry Hill warehouse location (free on orders of more than $99.)

International Shipping

  • Batch ships to all U.S. islands as well as anywhere in the world
  • International shipping rates are provided by FedEx and start at $25/shipment.

After you place your order, our team of passionate packers will process and pack within 2 days. You’ll receive an email shipping confirmation when it’s ready to head out to its final destination.

Shipping Times are Estimated Below

  • Free standard shipping (sent via FedEx Ground or SmartPost) / on average takes 2-7 days for arrival after processing
  • Upgraded shipping (sent via FedEx Ground, Home Delivery, or Express) / guaranteed transit time appears at checkout
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