A native of Denmark, Christian Hansen is one of a handful of pioneering Southern cheesemakers staking a claim to their place on the culinary world map. His cheeses have been lauded by Huffington Post Taste, TOWN Carolina, Edible Upcountry and Culture – the Word on Cheese.
Christian's journey in cheesemaking started as a hobby while work for Dell in Austin, TX. His instant passion for the craft was grounded in part by a sense of ancestral connection; Hansen’s grandfather and great-grandfather both operated creameries in his native Denmark. In 2016, Christian left behind the corporate world to found Blue Ridge Creamery in Travelers Rest, SC.