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Craig Ramini, Buffalo Mozzarella Founder Dies

Buffalo mozzarella founder Craig Ramini has died. Friends are hoping to help keep the creamery alive.

Craig Ramini, owner of Ramini Mozzarella, died last week. Photo courtesy of Audrey Hitchcock
Craig Ramini, owner of Ramini Mozzarella, died last week. Photo courtesy of Audrey Hitchcock
Craig Ramini, owner of Ramini Mozzarella, died last week. Photo courtesy of Audrey Hitchcock
Craig Ramini, owner of Ramini Mozzarella, died last week. Photo courtesy of Audrey Hitchcock

The local food industry was rocked by the recent news that Craig Ramini, the founder of Ramini Mozzarella, died last week from a short battle with cancer.

News of his sickness filtered through the community when wife Audrey Hitchcock set up a fundraiser for his medical bills and announced she was suspending operations at the creamery — at least temporarily.

As the news sinks in, friends are working to help maintain the Tomales ranch and hope to garner enough support to keep Ramini’s dream alive. So far, nearly $16,000 has been raised, but much more is needed.

Donate online at gofundme.com/j9b7jc.

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3 thoughts on “Craig Ramini, Buffalo Mozzarella Founder Dies

  1. I’m really sorry about Craig death .
    I was so excited to hear about the creamery and his buffalo herd .
    My family and I we were buffalo farmers back in Romania .
    They produce the best ever milk and cheese .
    Condolences to his family .

  2. Wow, so sorry to learn of his passing. My wife and I was recently at the ranch for a tour and sampling of the wonderful mozzarella he produced. Condolences to his wife and family.

  3. How sad and horrible! Had some wonderful ice cream made from that buffalo cream at Monti’s and it was awesome. Hope they keep ops going it’s a great idea.

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