With the turn of the twenty-first century, the business continued along its upward swing and Laura’s standards for excellence never wavered. Always proud of her cheese, she decided after almost 30 years of running her company, to hand the business over to someone that completely shared her values and obsession for quality. It was a natural decision for her to sell her company to the French Triballat family (Rians), who has been making the best artisan goat cheeses in France for four generations. The Laura Chenel’s philosophy and products have remained the same since Rians has taken over, honoring the heritage of artisanal and local cheesemaking. Laura remained in charge of her herd of 500 goats, their milk supplying the goat cheese that still bears her name.