Cheese Monger Abe Abuhilal: Force Of The Fresno Farmers Markets
Born in Palestine, but now working in Kingsburg, California (in Fresno County), Abe Abuhilal takes great pride in his brand--Chateau Fresno Organics. The Kingsburg Recorder profiled Abuhilal, the impassioned cheese educator of local market lore.
"As an Arab we know the art of hospitality,” [Abuhilal] says. “I like to connect to the customer.”
His business, Chateau Fresno Organics, makes its cheese from 100 percent fresh raw sheep milk and include natural sea salt and French imported cheese cultures.
“Consumers want organic cheese,” Abuhilal says. “Our cheese is sold at Whole Foods market. They want our cheese. We are a small artisan cheese.”