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The Artisan Cheese Factory


Our Loleta Cheese Factory Is Rated Top Place To Visit In Humboldt County

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The Artisan Cheese Factory


Our Loleta Cheese Factory Is Rated Top Place To Visit In Humboldt County

 

As a Destination

Loleta Cheese Factory, our Humboldt County cheese factory, has been recognized not only for the awesome cheese we produce but also for its award winning garden and quaint country store. Humboldt is where we truly put the "art" in Artisan with our handmade recipes, small batches, use of only the highest-quality ingredients and yummy grilled cheese sandwich bar. From the skillfully blended spices and cultures to the hand packaging, we personally oversee each step of the process to ensure that whichever delectable piece of cheese you select in our store exceeds your expectations. Be sure to keep an eye out for our San Francisco based "mini factory" where we will be producing fabulous specialty cheeses, operating a wood fired grilled cheese sandwich bar, putting on specialty events and teaching the public how to make cheese.

 
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As A Brand


What does it mean to be an artisan?

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As A Brand


What does it mean to be an artisan?

What makes a food definitively artisanal? First, the creator must be a master at their craft, typically having studied and undergone an apprenticeship, and preferably having proven expertise in their field. Next, the ingredients must be fresh, of the highest quality, and local. Artisanal foods are typically free of over processing and are made in small batches using traditional techniques yielding handmade, gourmet, and frequently organic items.

At The Artisan Cheese Factory we strive through continuous improvement to be the industry’s premier leader in quality, producing the freshest, all-natural, artisan cheeses delivered daily to local grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants. The Artisan Cheese Factory will have a positive and transformative impact on the community by providing competitive job opportunities, charitable functions, and education on artisan cheeses.

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The Brands


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The Brands


the original

LOLETA CHEESE

Back to basics, baby. What better thing to build a foundation on than our staple brand, Loleta Cheese? This line was designed to be a gourmet base to any comfort food. Your burger doesn't have to be bland, nor your mac 'n cheese greasy. Don't poo poo on your pizza or taint your taco with some crappy pre-shredded cheese. If you are going to take the time to make a meal for your family, why not use the best cheese to do so? This cheese is made from milk that comes from California, pasture grazed, jersey cows and will "out yummy" anything on market.

THE VISIONARY

1906 ARTISAN CHEESE

Not all cheese is created equal. You don’t need to be a cheese maker, a foodie or even fully awake to notice the difference in our ultra creamy, well thought out, perfectly balanced small batch 1906 cheeses. Every cheese in our 1906 line is, we believe, to be absolutely perfect and have either already competed and won awards in their category or will be entered in the near future in cheese competitions. Their complex, smooth flavors have been developed and perfected over the last 30 years by a master cheese maker, so prepare to have your mind blown!

THE NEW KID

QUESO KINGS

You can call our Queso Kings line anything but boring. This is where we let our hair down and experiment with interesting flavors and blends such as citrus, caraway, and even smoked salmon. If we compared or brands to music, Loleta would be down home blues or country, 1906 would be a 50 piece orchestra, and Queso Kings that cutting edge rock band that's only in town for a limited engagement. You know, that concert that everyone is talking about but you passed on to stay home to play with your cats. Don't miss out and become that crazy cat guy, try Queso Kings Crazy Creamy Cheese.