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Sierra Nevada Cheese Company

Sierra Nevada Logo 6505 County Road 39
Willows, CA 95988
+1 (530) 934 8660

Contact:  Meghan Rodgers

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Sierra Nevada Cheese Company was founded in 1997 by Ben Gregersen and John Dundon. Ben and John began to introduce their cheeses at local farmers markets; soon after demand for the products increased and their cheeses were sought out by local retail stores. In 2003, the company's successful growth allowed them to relocate the creamery 100 miles north of Sacramento to Willows, California, where they are still located today. Sierra Nevada Cheese Company strives to create the best-tasting dairy products by keeping true to our own philosophy - a clean ingredient list coupled with traditional manufacturing methods. In an age of industrialized manufacturing, Sierra Nevada's pure ingredients and simple processing provide families with the wholesome goodness of authentic, farmhouse-style dairy foods.

Meet the Cheesemaker

John Dundon Photo

John Dundon is the cheesemaker at Sierra Nevada Cheese Company. He and Ben discovered they had a common interest in making the best-quality artisan cheeses using traditional methods while working together in the Gregersen's Family Creamery, Foothill Home Dairy, a Sacramento Landmark for over 40 years. John strives for a high-quality product that tastes delicious. John and Ben are both hands-on owners and operators of Sierra Nevada Cheese Company.

Discover Sierra Nevada's Specialty Cheeses

Organic Jack Wedge Line

cheeseMade with the highest-quality fresh, organic cow's milk produced from Northern California Dairies, Sierra Nevada's ultra-creamy Organic Jack cheese will leave you swooning. Its milk flavor and naturally smooth texture enables them to make this cheese in four varieties: Garlic & Herb, Smokehouse, Jalapeño, and Baby Bella Mushroom. These cheeses are made with pasteurized cultured organic whole milk, sea salt, and vegetarian enzyme.

Shelf Life: 10 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight


  • 2012 - Gold, Los Angeles County Fair
  • 2006 - Second, American Cheese Society

Organic Crème Fraiche

cheeseSierra Nevada's Organic Crème Fraiche is from local cream, rich in fat (40%) and cultured to a slightly nutty tangy flavor, which is ideal for cooking. This product is made with organic Grade A cultured cream.

Shelf Life: 150 days

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight


  • 2008 - First, American Cheese Society
  • 2003 - SecondAmerican Cheese Society

Cultured Classics Line 2-ounce (59ml) cups

cheeseSierra Nevada's 2-ounce (59ml) Cultured Classic Line is perfect for people on the go! Available in five flavors - Crème Kefir (Creamy Labne), Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Hot Pepper, Original Plain, Garlic and Herb, and Organic Cream Cheese.  Depending on flavor, this line is made with pasteurized milk and cream, or Grade A milk, non-fat Milk, sea salt, and live cultures.

Shelf Life: 120 days

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight


Russian-Style Fresh Farmer Cheese

cheeseSierra Nevada's Farmer Cheese is fresh cultured cheese, a great alternative to cream cheese. Use Farmer Cheese as a filling for blintzes or filled pasta, make a cheese cake or other baked desserts, spread on toast or bagels, or use as a less salty alternative to feta.

Shelf Life: 100 days

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight


Sierra Nevada Butter Lines

cheeseSierra Nevada Cheese Company have a few different butter lines. Graziers butter is made with Graziers certified cream and is cultured overnight. Churning produces a high-fat, full flavor that is reminiscent of Old World European Butters. This product is available in Unsalted and Salted and comes in an 8 oz foil wrap. The shelf life for this product is 8 months. European style Organic butter exemplifies artisan nature. It is vat-cultured in small micro-batches with live active cultures in a time-activated process to develop a distinctive all-natural flavor. Silky and rich, Sierra Nevada's Organic Butter has an 82% butterfat content, which creates a true delicacy. Our European-style butter is available in unsalted, salted, and the newest addition with sea salt crystal.

Shelf Life: 8 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Foil-wrap retail; exact weight


  • 2016 - First, American Cheese Society
  • 2014 - Silver, American Cheese Society
    • 2013 - GoldLos Angeles County Fair
    • 2013 - SilverLos Angeles County Fair
    • 2012 - GoldLos Angeles County Fair

Graziers Cheese Line

cheeseGraziers cheese from Sierra Nevada is naturally higher in Omega 3s and CLAs. Their creamy texture is consistent with their traditional line of cheeses and is light on the palate. Graziers cheeses come in four flavors - Raw Medium Cheddar, Raw Monterey Jack, Raw Sharp Cheddar and Raw Jalapeño Jack. The Cheddar varieties feature the distinct flavors you expect with cheddar coupled with the unique twist of raw cheese. The Raw Monterey Jack and Raw Jalapeno Jack varieties feature our signature mild jack flavor that is buttery on the palate. The Jalapeño Jack is made with red and green jalapeños and packs a punch. 

Shelf Life: 10 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight


  • 2015 - Silver, American Cheese Society
  • 2014 - Silver, American Cheese Society
    • 2013 - SilverCalifornia State Fair
    • 2013 - Bronze, California State Fair
    • 2013 - BronzeCalifornia State Fair