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About Sadie Kendall, creator of Kendall Farms Crème Fraîche

It was 1978. I was at the doorstep of law school when I made my first pot of cheese. Song of my soul! So I followed my heart and studied dairy science instead of law.

Fresh out of California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, in 1981 I established Kendall Cheese Company. Initially, crème fraîche was a secondary product, but, by 1987, it had taken control of my business and my life. (little wonder, my grandmother's name was "Cloutier" and her roots, Normandy).

Kendall Cheese Company became Kendall Farms, producer of one product only, Kendall Farms Crème Fraîche.

In the 80's, it wasn't easy to find a cream producer willing to take the extra care and time required for our cream. After several false starts, a perfect match was made. We found a producer small enough to be willing to take the extra time. Then came the careful selection of starters, with a proper mix to bring out the beauty of that cream. Finally, it was right, perfect. We have been supplying the finest shops and chefs in California ever since.

- Sadie E. Kendall, Kendall Farms



"Sadie Kendall is one of the leaders of the revolution that continues to energize the American food industry. Before most of us had even heard of the delicious and versatile French preparation called crème fraîche, she was carefully adapting its production methods to the American dairy. Kendall Farms Crème Fraîche has become a classic. It is one of the few American versions that remains faithful to the French original, made from cultured cream without added enzymes or thickeners that compromise flavor and functionality. Kendall Farms Crème Fraîche is the benchmark for genuine American Crème Fraîche." - Harold McGee, famed author of On Food and Cooking and The Curious Cook.

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Kendall Farms Crème Fraîche • P.O. Box 686 • Atascadero, California 93423 • (805) 466-7252
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