Laura Chenel's Chevre, Inc. - Vino Pair Cheesemaker Index
Laura Chenel's Chevre, Inc.
About Laura Chenel's Chevre, Inc.
From the early creation of fresh goat cheese on a small Sebastopol farm to its current home in the new state-of-the-art creamery in Sonoma County’s Carneros region, Laura Chenel’s Chèvre has grown along with America’s increasing appreciation of goat milk cheese. From its inception, Laura Chenel’s Chèvre has been acknowledged as America’s first name in chèvre.
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 numerous new goat cheese makers to flourish. In 2006 Laura sold the company to the Rians Group, a French family of artisan cheese producers with a commitment to the same level of quality, tradition and artisan technique that Laura herself held. She was able to choose a successor who would remain true to the spirit of the brand. Laura Chenel’s Chèvre has become the harmonious blending of French technique and Sonoma terroir.