Crescent City, Calif.-based Rumiano Cheese Co., California’s oldest family-owned cheese company, said it completed its transition to a 100% organic food brand. Effective March 30, Rumiano’s entire dairy portfolio is USDA Certified Organic in addition to being American Humane Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and free from pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. Rumiano sources its organic ingredients from 27 small, family-owned farms in Northern California.
The company also nveiled a new direct-to-consumer e-commerce website, accessible via RumianoCheese.com, offering a premium selection of its organic, non-GMO cheeses and gourmet gift boxes. It is aimed at busy, on-the-go families and sustainability-minded consumers who want to choose, eat and support delicious, ethically sourced and consciously produced food. Consumers in all 50 states may shop a variety of curated cheese collections and gift boxes or create their own five-pack “Build a Box” cheese collection and have it delivered to their door with two-day shipping.
“Very few large cheese producers sell directly to consumers,” said Joe Baird, CEO of Rumiano Cheese Co. “As the demand for home delivery continues to grow, we are proud to offer this convenient online solution to our loyal customers and to be expanding our reach across the country.”
Rumiano Cheese Co. said its award-winning organic dairy products are made from one of the best milk supplies in the world. The mild, foggy climate of California’s Redwood Coast enables happy cows to spend their days grazing acres and acres of lush pastures to produce milk that is naturally abundant in nutrition and full of extraordinary flavor.
Rumiano Cheese Co. also said it has a long history of advancing sustainable and regenerative farming and production practices that mitigate the effects of climate change and promote a thriving agri-ecosystem. As part of its commitment to sustainability, all shipping materials are 100% recyclable and made from recycled materials and products are packed in compostable recycled crinkle paper with reusable ice packs.
In addition to the new direct-to-consumer retail platform, Rumiano Cheese Co.’s organic products are available in over 1,500 grocery and natural foods stores locations across the country including selective Whole Foods, Costco, Natural Grocers and Sprouts.