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!

1897  Rumiano Cheese Company

CHEDDAR ORGANIC MEDIUM

Rumiano Organic, Non-GMO Medium Cheddar is just a bit more matured. It has slight bits of tang and sharpness of sharp cheddar with a well-rounded mildness.

12/8 oz.

1941  Rumiano Cheese Company

ORGANIC MONTEREY JACK

The classic creamy, buttery flavor of Monterey Jack shines in Rumiano Organic, Non-GMO take on a California original cheese.

12/8 oz.

1935  Rumiano Cheese Company

HAVARTI ORGANIC

A slightly sweet tartness accompanied by a creamy mouthful keeps this Rumiano cheese on the top of any cheese lovers list.

12/8 oz.

1956  Rumiano Cheese Company

ORGANIC SLICED MILD CHEDDAR

Approachable yet flavorful, Rumiano Organic Sliced Mild Cheddar is a versatile option to use as a convenient addition to your next burger.

12/6 oz.

1957  Rumiano Cheese Company

ORGANIC SLICED MEDIUM CHEDDAR

Rumiano Organic Medium Cheddar has the slight bits of tang and sharpness of sharp cheddar, with a well-rounded mildness.

12/6 oz.

1958  Rumiano Cheese Company

ORGANIC SLICED SHARP CHEDDAR

This is the oldest, wisest most mature cheddar of the Rumiano organic line. It is packed with tangy sharpness and subtle buttery finish.

12/6 oz.

1963  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED ORGANIC MONTEREY JACK

The classic creamy, buttery flavor of Rumiano Monterey Jack Cheese shines in this sliced Organic, Non-GMO California style cheese.

12/6 oz.

1967  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED ORGANIC PEPPER JACK

This sliced version of Rumiano Organic Non-GMO Monterey Jack with a kick; Organic Pepper Jack has a peppery bite that is versatile and wholesome.

12/6 oz.

1960  Rumiano Cheese Company

ORGANIC SLICED HAVARTI

A slightly sweet tartness accompanied by a creamy mouthfeel keeps this Rumiano cheese on the top of any cheese lovers list.

12/6 oz.

1858  Rumiano Cheese Company

PROVOLONE SLICED RETAIL

Culture pasteurized milk is used to make this firm cheese. The flavor is clean and free of any foreign flavors with a clean and developed aroma.

12/8 oz.

1903  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED HAVARTI

This premium California semi-soft, Havarti cheese offers a buttery flavor and creamy texture.

12/8 oz.

1861  Rumiano Cheese Company

JALAPENO JACK SLICED

Natural Monterey Jack cheese made from pasteurized cultured milk, Jalapenos and bell peppers, salt and enzymes. Its flavor is mild and slightly spicy with hot peppers and no aftertaste.

12/8 oz.

1902  Rumiano Cheese Company

SMOKED GOUDA SLICED

Rumiano Smoked Gouda has a creamy mild smokey flavor with a straw-colored interior and brown rind. The semi-hard texture is creamy and smooth.

12/8 oz.

1901  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED CALICO

A Colby Cheese and Monterey Jack Cheese blend. The flavor is mild and pleasing. The texture is firm with some very slight openings.

12/8 oz.

1859  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED SWISS

Natural cheese made from cultured milk, enzymes, salt, and aged for 60 days. The flavor is mild and savory with sweet, nutty undertones. Appearance is shiny, pale yellow with dime-sized eyes.

12/8 oz.

1972  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED CHEDDAR HORSERADISH

A firm, mild Cheddar cheese with horseradish flavor. a good cheese for melting.

12/8 oz.

1860  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED MONTEREY JACK

Manufacturer: Rumiano

12/8 oz.

1855  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED MUENSTER

Natural cheese with creamy white interior and orange exterior. The body is smooth and elastic. The flavor is mild to mellow and savory with a faint aroma.

12/8 oz.

1854  Rumiano Cheese Company

MILD SLICED CHEDDAR

Firm natural cheddar cheese made with pasteurized milk. Its flavor is mild and pleasing. Great for deli sandwiches.

12/8 oz.

1820  Rumiano Cheese Company

MOZZARELLA SLICED

Natural cheese made from pasteurized cultured milk. The flavor is clean with a developed aroma. The texture is firm and resilient with no visible impurities. Color is white to cream-colored.

12/8 oz.

1816  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED SHARP CHEDDAR

This premium California Sharp Cheddar is aged for 180+ days and has a firm texture and sharp pleasing cheddar flavor.

12/8 oz.

1872  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED MOZZARELLA

A firm premium natural sliced Mozzarella with off white or cream color and clean taste and aroma.

10/1 lb.

2004  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED JALAPENO JACK

This firm, Jack cheese, is made with premium California cows milk. It offers a mild, slightly buttery, with a bit of heat from the hot green and red peppers evenly visible throughout.

8/1.5 lb.

2007  Rumiano Cheese Company

SLICED MONTEREY JACK FOODSERVICE

This California Premium Monterey Jack Cheese has a firm texture and slightly buttery flavor. It is aged for 20 to 60 days and made with pasteurized milk. It is sliced in bulk and packaged for foodservice applications.

8/1.5 lb.