Behind the Brand: Central Coast Creamery
Today, Central Coast Creamery is a family-run operation in Paso Robles, California dedicated to using local California milk from hormone-free animals for their cheeses. Specializing in aged cheeses, Central Coast Creamery makes all of its cheeses in small batches. The small batches allow the cheeses to develop rich and savory flavors, and the flavors don’t get compromised. Some cheeses are made from goat milk, which the creamery sources from a local farmer near the production facility. When you eat cheese from Central Coast Creamery, you are guaranteed to have a unique tasting experience. It’s the creamery’s mission to elevate the American palate, organically and responsibly.
Reggie Jones earned a degree in Biological Sciences at Fresno State University and then went to work in his first creamery as a quality control supervisor for Gardenia Foods, which would later become California Gold Dairy Products. He was promoted to production manager for California Gold Dairy Products, which became Turlock Cheese Association, and, then Dairy Farmers of America. In 1999, he went to work as the vice president of operations for Evolutionary Ingredients Group, a company that provided technology to refine whey and produce commodities such as whey protein isolates (WPI) for sale to consumers.
Reggie met his wife Kellie while attending high school in Modesto, California. In 2012, after dreaming of starting their own business for many years, the family moved to Paso Robles to build their creamery. Kellie, a Cal Poly graduate, loved the area as a student and hoped to return someday and share the experience of living on the Central Coast with her family. The timing for their move was perfect: that same year their oldest daughter graduated from college, their middle daughter graduated from high school and their youngest daughter was still in elementary school.
For many years, the Southern California branch of GrubMarket, formerly FarmBox, has been in love with the high-quality California flavors from Central Coast Creamery. Their creamy Holey Cow swiss cheese, in all Complete FarmBoxes this week, is one of the best-selling and most beloved artisanal products we offer. We’re extremely proud to partner with them and help spread their delicious cheese across California.
Try our favorite burger featuring Central Coast Creamery’s Holey Cow Swiss this Labor Day!