How It's Made


The Rumiano Cheese Company is committed to sustainability, supporting the local community with a quality workplace and an environmentally friendly operation.


In addition to using all milk components, Rumiano Cheese strives to be sustainable in all other aspects of its cheese production. Our goal is to achieve a zero-waste target by recycling water, cardboard, plastic and wood, and reducing its paper usage by going digital. All the dairies providing milk to Rumiano are within a 100-mile radius, reducing the carbon dioxide output from our milk trucks to the environment and limiting the use of fossil fuels.  


Rumiano Cheese Company is proud that our entire organic cheese line, organic butter, and organic whey protein are the first in the world to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification.


GMOs are “genetically modified organisms.” Organisms that have been genetically altered through gene splicing. This technique is also known as “genetic engineering” or GE. DNA from different species are merged, creating combinations that do not naturally occur in nature. GMOs are engineered to create plants that are tolerant of drought, disease, and pesticides, which in turn will create higher yields. It has not yet been proven that GMOs’ production is meeting these goals; however, more and more evidence leads to the conclusion that GMOs are creating health problems in humans and livestock and contributing to environmental damage.

Grass Fed

At Rumiano Cheese, we are proud to say that our dairies go the extra mile for grass-fed milk production. The mild Northwestern coast of California has prime weather for grazing and pasture time. Year-round access to pastures and naturally growing coastal grasses are imperative to our definition of grass-fed feeding. Open pasture time and natural grazing allow the cows to roam freely make for high-quality milk. Haylage and silage are used for feed when the weather is too wet and cold for pasture time, which is seldom. The grass-feeding methodology benefits the animals and consumers by helping produce healthy and humane dairy products.


Grass-fed and pasture-raised cows allowed to move freely and eat a natural diversified diet are not only much healthier, but we believe they seem much happier too! Small-scale farmers who have taken the time to get to know their cows (many even give them names) recognize that cows are social beings who are happiest when they have room to roam and socialize with others in their herd, which in the end produces a much healthier end product.