Laura Chenel’s Celebrates Regional Milk Producers & Springtime

Laura Chenel’s recently gathered together with families of the eighteen farms from which the company purchases fresh goat’s milk to produce its cheeses, celebrating their partnerships as well as the upcoming spring season when kids are born and fresh goat’s milk is plentiful, heralded by a whimsically distinct package that will be featured on the brand’s 8-ounce and 11-ounce logs March 1 – May 31, 2018.

During the reunion of goat milk farmers and their families at Laura Chenel’s, many milk producers extolled the benefits of working with the creamery. “I enjoy the people, they treat me as an individual; they treat me as family,” begins Patricia Spurgeon of Huricane-PM Dairy. “It’s just such a personal company; I love that I’m not just a production number. My family and I mean something to them, and Laura Chenel’s means something to us. And I’m proud knowing that my goats’ milk is used in their products that my friends and family can enjoy throughout the country.”  Stephanie Rovey of Grande Ronde River Ranch adds, “Laura Chenel’s goes out of its way to use local, regional milk, which gives a local farm a future in the business; Laura Chenel’s is committed to us and to our business.”

 

For almost forty years, Laura Chenel’s has been committed to handcrafting the finest goat milk cheeses reflecting the distinctive regional terroir. This commitment has extended to a focus on local and regional farming by forging long-term relationships with goat milk farmers to ensure the highest quality milk. Unlike many of its competitors, Laura Chenel’s does not buy goat milk curd or imported goat’s milk.

“From the beginning, we have supported our network of independent goat farmers,” notes Manon Servouse, Brand Marketing Manager at Laura Chenel’s. “Not only do our employees share their expertise on an on-going basis, the company also brings in experts from France to visit our partner farms throughout the year and provide technical assistance as needed. This, together with financial support, maximizes milk production, profitability, and the sustainability of our family farms.”

 

“It is no secret that in order to make a high-quality product, one must start with high-quality ingredients. And we recognize that farm-fresh milk deserves artisanal care,” continues Servouse. “Our collaboration with our farmers ensures their success, but also allows Laura Chenel’s to oversee the main ingredient in its products. And thanks to the accomplishments achieved through our partnerships, there is a growing interest from neighboring farmers to collaborate with us, continually expanding Laura Chenel’s alliances. Our family farmers are based here in California and nearby states. Several of these farmers have been working with us exclusively for 20 years. These mutually beneficial relationships allows both parties to grow together.”

 

Laura Chenel’s Original 11-ounce log and the three varieties of its 8-ounce log collection, Original, Garlic & Chives, and Pimento & Garlic, will bear the “Celebrate Springtime with Local Seasonal Milk” packaging, with a fresh green grass motif highlighted on the package until May 31, 2018.

 

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About Laura Chenel’s 

Laura Chenel’s was founded in 1979 by goat cheese pioneer Laura Chenel and upholds a long tradition of European-style artisan cheesemaking, using only domestic goat milk from California and neighboring farms in the western region of the U.S. As a leading producer of fresh and aged goat cheeses, Laura Chenel’s cheeses are sold nationally and regularly earn top honors. In 2013 the company was awarded LEED Gold status for energy efficiency in its state-of-the-art Sonoma creamery. To learn more about Laura Chenel’s, visit http://www.laurachenel.com/.