About Us

Haute Goat Creamery is located in White Oak, Texas, just outside Longview. The store location is where all the magic (cheese) is made, aged and packaged. When you visit us you can purchase a variety of ready made cheese, locally sourced snack meats as well as crackers for an impromptu picnic. Sit outside on the community patio and visit our neighbor, Crust & Crumb Bread Co. Should you want a cheese and charcuterie board simply call in advance and we are happy to put together a tasty smorgasbord of delectable goodies. These make excellent hostess gifts, are perfect paired with a bottle of wine for a romantic evening or make any occasion more festive. Depending on what time you visit you may catch our cheesemongers in action. Our large glass viewing area showcases the entire cheesemaking process which is done entirely by hand in small batches. We love answering your cheese related questions.

Fresh Grade A goat milk is delivered from a local Texas dairy. The herds are comprised of La Mancha, Nubian, and Alpine breeds. With staggered breeding, the milk is available year around and never frozen. The milk is processed quickly to ensure a fresh-milk taste.

Meet The Team

The Haute Goat Staff

Laura Vanderbilt<br>Head Cheese Maker / Owner

Laura Vanderbilt
Head Cheese Maker / Owner

Laura Vanderbilt has always had a passion for food and a desire to share that passion with others. Her food journey took a turn in 2009 when she purchased cheese-making equipment.

After two years of classes, books, and hours of conversation with other cheese-makers the search for a location began. In March of 2011 she was licensed by the state of Texas and began commercially producing cheese.

Jeff Vanderbilt<br>Owner

Jeff Vanderbilt
Owner

As the customer base grew and the demand for production increased, assistance was needed. In July 2012 Laura's husband, Jeff retired to help grow the business. Jeff’s prior experience as an organic chemist for Eastman Chemical Company served him well as he adapted to new responsibilities like preparing for incoming milk deliveries, unflavored cheese production, wholesale orders, shipping and receiving, sanitization and customer communication.

Hayden<br>Cheese Maker

Hayden
Cheese Maker

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Amy<br>Accounting

Amy
Accounting

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Sophia<br>Mini Boss

Sophia
Mini Boss

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Rachel<br>Cheese Maker

Rachel
Cheese Maker

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