Rumiano Cheese Company

California’s oldest family-owned cheese company was founded by three young Italian immigrant brothers from a small town outside of Torino.  With World War 1 approaching, they decided to head west to California.

In 1919, they purchased land around Willows, CA.  The three brothers made a dynamic team, and they grew the business to eight plants throughout the Northwest. They provided customers with cheddars and jacks and a solution to the lack of hard Italian cheese. It was their take on hard Italian cheese, better known as Dry Monterey Jack, that has become the flagship item of Rumiano. It is considered a California-Original and is still made in hand-rolled wheels and aged on the original aging racks in Willows’ hand-dug cellar.

Today 3rd and 4th generation Rumianos work together. A Rumiano Family member is involved in each key area of the business.

The company comprises two factories – one in Crescent City and the other in Willows, California.

Nearly as notable as the family history is the milk shed from which Rumiano sources their milk. Humboldt and Del Norte counties provide the perfect environment for raising dairy cattle. The cows being milked for Rumiano Cheese are out on fresh, green pasture year-round and cared for by small, generational family farms. The milk produced in this region is unmatched in cleanliness, taste, and quality. Quality milk is the basis of our award-winning cheese.

The passion for quality products that were ignited all those years ago continues today. Rumiano Cheese Company strives for the perfect cheese experience, incorporating new ideas while maintaining the values instilled by its founders. A hundred years later, and Rumiano Cheese Company is still crafting cheese on the Redwood Coast!

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SEOUL SPICE JACK CHEESE

A firm Monterey Jack cheese with Korean spices, light yellow with reddish-brown marbling, and black seeds. Its flavor is savory, sweet, and spicy, with hints of garlic.

12/8 oz.

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JACK ISLAND FIRE DANCE

This semi-firm Havarti cheese is made with mango and habanero peppers. Cheese has a natural creamy white color with evenly dispersed mango and pepper pieces. Its flavor is spicy with hints of sweetness.

12/8 oz.

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SRIRACHA JACK CHEESE

A semi-hard creamy light yellow-orange cheese with red marbling. It has a tangy spicy garlic flavor with a subtle Monterey cheese flavor.

12/8 oz.

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TUSCAN TEMPTRESS MOZZARELLA

This Redwood Coast creation by Rumiano features a Mozzarella cheese featuring basil and sundried tomato.

12/8 oz.

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WILD ARABIAN NIGHTS JACK CHEESE

Rumiano features Redwood Coast Wild Arabian Nights. A Monterey Jack cheese infused with Za’atar and earthy spices.

12/8 oz.

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BORDERLINE BLAZE CHEDDAR

This Redwood Coast creation by Rumiano features smoked cheddar cheese with added jalapeno peppers for extra south of the border spice!

12/8 oz.

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ORIGINAL JACK WEDGE

A natural creamy white semi-firm cheese with a delicate buttery pleasing flavor.

10/8 oz.

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SICILIAN JACK WEDGE

A natural creamy white semi-firm cheese with evenly dispersed olives, tomato, and basil. Hints of garlic and basil flavor.

10/8 oz.

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GARLIC JACK WEDGE

Semi firm natural creamy white cheese with subtle garlic flavor and evenly dispersed parsley.

10/8 oz.

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CHEDDAR WEDGE

Firm orange-yellow cheese with a fine pleasing flavor.

10/8 oz.

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PEPPER JACK WEDGE

A semi-firm cheese natural creamy white with specs of green and red peppers. Pleasing mildly spicy flavor.

10/8 oz.

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ORGANIC GRATED ROMANO CUPS

The iconic flavors of Italian Romano cheese by Rumiano are great as an ingredient, or as a topper on salads. All in a convenient pre-grated package.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC SHREDDED ROMANO CUPS

With the iconic flavor of Italian Romano, this Rumiano cheese is excellent as an ingredient, a topper for salads or inside a grilled cheese.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC GRATED PARMESAN CUPS

This classic Italian cheese by Rumiano comes in a convenient pre-grated package. Great for sprinkling atop pasta, or as ingredients in your next lasagna.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC SHREDDED PARMESAN CUPS

Rumiano takes on an Italian classic, in a convenient pre-shredded package! This cheese is great for sprinkling atop pasta or melting on a grilled cheese.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC SHARP CHEDDAR SHREDS

Rumiano Organic Sharp Cheddar Shreds has all the punch of a sharp with the nutrition of grass-fed milk. Packed with tangy sharpness.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC MONTEREY JACK SHREDS

A slight tang adds a depth of flavor with a mouth-coating butter finish. Rumiano Organic, Non-GMO takes on California original cheese.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC MOZZARELLA SHREDS

The shredded version of Rumiano Organic, Non-GMO Mozzarella comes with the buttery goodness of the classic, with a modern California touch.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC PEPPER JACK & CHEDDAR BLEND SHREDS

Rumiano Organic Non-GMO Cheddar and Pepper Jack collide in this convenient pre-shredded blend. This blend will bring your taste buds to full attention.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC CHEDDAR BITES

Rumiano Organic, Non-GMO Cheddar bites might be small, but they pack a punch of flavor. Convenient nutrition on demand.

12/6 oz.

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ORGANIC PEPPER JACK

Naturally creamy white cheese with Jalapeno peppers blended throughout. Its flavor is mildly spicy with no unpleasing aftertaste.

12/8 oz.

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ORGANIC RAW MEDIUM CHEDDAR

This organic raw cheddar has a rich, creamy flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex as it ages. The texture of this cheese is smooth, firm, and becomes more granular as it ages.

12/8 oz.

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ORGANIC MILD CHEDDAR

Approachable yet flavorful, Rumiano Organic Mild Cheddar is a versatile option to use as an ingredient or an excellent addition to a cheeseboard.

12/8 oz.

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ORGANIC SHARP CHEDDAR

This is the most mature cheddar of the Rumiano Organic line. It is packed with tangy sharpness accompanied by a subtle buttery finish.

12/8 oz.