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Kate Walker

Board Member

Kate Walker, a newcomer to the cheese industry, hails from a deep-rooted farming background in South Georgia. Growing up on a 640-acre farm, she gained early experience in agriculture through her family’s peanut buying business. Since relocating to coastal Northern California 28 years ago, Kate has forged a diverse career. Notably, she founded a ghee company sourcing organic butter from Rumiano Cheese, later joining Rumiano to expand their product line. Her commitment to ethical food production aligns with Rumiano’s values as a vertically integrated ghee company focused on true grass-fed dairy. Alongside this role, she contributes to the organic offerings at the local North Coast Grower’s Farmers Market. Kate cherishes her involvement with Wild Rose Farm, where she admires their pioneering cultivation of quinoa, showcasing her passion for innovative agriculture. Embracing California’s natural beauty, she indulges in outdoor activities and appreciates the region’s artistic landscape.