27 September 2012

Rumiano Cheese Family Spotlight

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Our People

Meet Dyanne Lombard

Rumiano Cheese Family Spotlight

Continuing with one of our favorite segments, we've got another Rumiano Family Spotlight for ya'll! Dyanne Lombard is a devoted hard working Rumiano Cheese Co. veteran that's got a lot to share. Enjoy!

Rumiano Cheese Blog: Do you have kids? Are you married? Where are you from originally?

Dyanne Lombard: I have two children. Jessica is 26 years old and Tyler is 24. I have been married for 28 years and was born and raised in Willows, CA.

RCB: How long have you been working at Rumiano Cheese Co.?

DL: I started at Rumiano Cheese Co. in high school, making holiday gift packs. After leaving for a few years I came back to work at Rumiano's in 1993. I left to have children and returned back in 2000 and have been here ever since.

RCB: What aspect of your job do you like the best?

DL: I really love attending food shows. It's an opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people while telling them all about our cheeses and company.

RCB: Working 5-6 days a week doesn't leave much time for relaxing, what have you found that brings you the most R&R on your days off?

DL: Spending quality time with the family. I also enjoy taking photography in my spare time.

RCB: What is your fondest memory of working at the cheese factory?

DL: Handing out cheese at the Lamb Derby parade in Willows. We were trying to keep up with the truck in the parade. I'm sure we looked very funny running behind a big 18 wheeler semi with it's doors wide open. We looked like a bunch of mice chasing the cheese!

RCB: What do you think about the Non-GMO Verification that Rumiano just received and the future of the industry?

DL: I'm glad that we are now verified Non-GMO. It is the best cheese that someone can buy.

RCB: What's your favorite cheese and why?

DL: I love the Sicilian Jack. I have not found any other cheese like it. Sicilian reminds me of a wonderful pizza. I enjoy mostly all of the Organics Rumiano produces; they are creamy and full of flavor. Just by looking at the cheese you can see it is good quality.

About the Author

Owen Rumiano

Owen Rumiano

Born and raised in Willows, California, Owen is a fourth-generation Rumiano. Residing in San Francisco, Owen calls on stores throughout the Bay Area and southern peninsula. 


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