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It started in Sonoma County

Laura Chenel started a new chapter in American goat cheese through her commitment to care, quality, and community. We're carrying the torch still from the heart of California wine country.

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Milk from Happy Goats

The key to great cheese is the best milk. Laura Chenel only sources from family farms in the U.S.—California, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho. We partner exclusively with our farmers and provide support and technologies for happy goat and delicious milk.

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The Taste is in the Details

Once we have the best milk, we rely on time and attention to detail to make great cheese. Our cheese team's skills are just as strong as their love of cheese. Every step, from setting the curd to draining (for the perfect consistency) and aging (for amazing flavor), is essential to the process.

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The Magic Happens Here

Located in the heart of Sonoma County, our state-of-the-art creamery keeps alive the traditions that our founder started four decades ago. We were the first creamery awarded LEED Gold certification in the U.S., and our commitment to sustainable practices, including solar energy and water recycling, helps preserve the terroir for future generations.

Recent Awards

ACSwinner 2x CAState Fair 2x USCheese Contest 2x World Cheese 2x

Laura Chenel's Awards 2009-2018

Ash-Rind Buchette

World Cheese Awards Norway 2018, Gold
World Cheese Awards U.K. 2017, Gold
Good Food Awards 2017, Winner

Thyme & Rosemary Marinated Goat Cheese

ACS Pittsburgh PA 2018, 2nd Place
CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold

Jalapeño Chili Marinated Goat Cheese

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold

Black Truffle Marinated Goat Cheese

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Silver

Original Chabis

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold
World Cheese Awards U.K. 2017, Silver
World Cheese Championship WI 2016, 3rd Place
World Cheese Championship WI 2014, 2nd Place

4 Peppercorn Chabis

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold
ACS Raleigh 2012, 2nd Place

Garlic Chabis

World Cheese Championship WI 2016, 4th Place

Creamy Original Spreadable Goat Cheese

CalExpo State Fair 2017, Bronze
US Championship Cheese Contest WI, 2017, 3rd Place
World Cheese Awards U.K. 2015, Silver (15 ounces)

Crottin

CalExpo State Fair 2017, Silver
World Cheese Awards U.K. 2014, Silver
ACS Raleigh 2012, 2nd Place

Original Log (8 ounces)

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Silver
CalExpo State Fair 2017, Bronze
CalExpo State Fair 2016, Gold (11 ounces)
CalExpo State Fair 2015, Bronze
CalExpo State Fair 2014, Gold—Best of Division

Black Truffle Log (5.4 ounces)

World Cheese Awards U.K. 2017, Bronze
CalExpo State Fair 2018, Silver

Orange Blossom Honey Log (5.4 ounces)

World Cheese Championship WI 2016, 3rd Place

Kalamata Olive Log (5.4 ounces)

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Silver

Fig & Grapefruit Log (5.4 ounces)

World Cheese Awards U.K. 2017, Bronze

Creamy Goat Brie

World Cheese Awards Norway 2018, Silver
CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold
ACS Denver CO 2017, 1st Place
CalExpo State Fair 2017, Gold

Original Medallion

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Gold
ACS Denver CO 2017, 1st Place

Fig & Grapefruit Medallion

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Bronze

Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Medallion

CalExpo State Fair 2018, Bronze

Tome

ACS Raleigh 2012, 2nd Place
World Cheese Championship WI 2010, 5th Place

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