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In 2010, after 27 years in the business, Keehn sold to Swiss cheesemaker
Emmi. Now, Cypress Grove Chevre’s new
creamery nears completion. The company
also boasts a 32-acre, 550-goat dairy
which supplies a portion of Cypress Grove
Chevre’s primary ingredient.
The market for specialty cheeses like
goat cheese has grown noticeably in the
last decade. Total U.S. retail sales of natural and specialty cheeses were $15.7 billion in 2013, according to Packaged Facts.
The new facility will help Cypress Grove
up their supply in response.
“We have a plant that is currently oper-
ating over capacity and have an opportu-
nity to meet market demand,” said David
Estes, operations director at Cypress
Grove Chevre. “Emmi has provided us
with the capital and expertise to meet
this demand and at the same time up our
game in terms of food quality and safety
with improved infrastructure and manu-
“[Emmi] very much treat[s] us as an
autonomous brand and take[s] a hands-
off approach to managing the business,”
said Janne Rasmussen, marketing man-
ager at Cypress Grove Chevre. No staff
changes were made among the compa-
ny’s 50 employees when it was bought.
The new addition will bump the facility’s
footprint from 14,000 feet to 27,000. The Cypress
Grove Chevre creamery, nestled in a residential area
of the bohemian town Arcata, was built in 2004.
The property contains two barns that were once
part of a cow dairy, the only source of milk in the
area in the early 1900s. Cypress Grove Chevre
restored the surrounding land and got permission
from the city to build on the condition that the
architecture stayed true to the agricultural setting