Artisanal, Farmstead Cheeses

Cheese-Maker: Fernando Chavez-Sandoval


Cheese-Maker: Fernando

Award-Winning Cheese-Maker

Our cheese-maker, Fernando Chavez-Sandoval, is an excellent gourmet chef. He brings his skills as a chef to his cheese-making craft and loves to play with new recipes. We can’t wait to see what he is going to come up with next!

In 2012, his smoked cheddar won Best in Class and his smoked parmesan won Second in Class at the World Championship Cheese Competition! As Fernando was presented with his gold award, the judge said to him,

“I don’t know how you did it, son, but in the time I’ve been judging this event,
I have never seen or tasted a cheese like this!”

Fernando is an award-winning cheese maker for Gold Creek Farms.

Fernando’s wife Ashley also plays an integral part on the farm, helping with everything from accounting, packaging, customer service, and making all of GCF’s beauty products and gift baskets!