Blue Ridge Creamery Hand-crafted cheese from the foothills of the Carolinas

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.  

My great-grandfather (standing) at his creamery in Kalundborg, Denmark circa 1901.  The baby is my grandfather, 
Richard Jacobsen, pictured below.