Laura Chenel's Chevre
22085 Carneros Vineyard Way
Sonoma CA 95476

Year started: 1981

Cheeses:  Buchette, Blossom, Cabecou, Chabis (Original, Herb, and 4-Peppercorn), Crottin, Flavored Logs (Honey, Crushed Olive, and Truffle), Fresh Goat Cheese, Taupiniere, and Tome

Fun Facts:
After 16 successful years in its historic creamery, Laura Chenel’s Chevre moved to a new Sonoma Valley Creamery.

Available at:
Widely available at most cheese counters and grocery store specialty cheese cases.

Laura Chenel is the recognized “pioneer” of American goat cheese production. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s she established the prototype that allowed legions of other goat cheese makers to succeed.

In 2006 Laura sold to the Rians Group, a French artisan cheese corporation with a commitment to the same level of quality and artisan production Laura herself held. She was then able to go back to her first love of raising and tending her goats. She was able to choose a successor who would remain true to the spirit of the brand.

The employees in the plant remain, the milk producers remain, the goats remain and the adventure continues with a deep commitment to the original concept. It is now a harmony of French technique and the inspiration of Sonoma Terroir.