Our Story

Discover the story of The Cheese Lady Fenton – where a mother-daughter duo’s passion for artisan cheese adds a flavorful touch to Fenton’s vibrant food scene.

Jean Ruffini & Charlotte Papuga

Jean Ruffini & Charlotte Papuga

Owners, The Cheese Lady - Fenton

A Taste of Passion: The Cheese Lady Fenton's Story

As residents of Fenton one can’t deny its passion for quality food and drink.  This mother daughter team is no exception.  Jean Ruffini and Charlotte Papuga have joined together bringing their experience and enthusiasm to add another dimension to Fenton’s growing “foodie” culture, Artisan Cheese.  The unique offerings from the Cheese Lady with over 100 cheeses from around the world and a full complement of specialty goods is a definite fit.

Having had “The Cheese Lady experience” at some of the other locations across the state they decided to establish here in Fenton.  Jean with a long history of retail, food, and back office experience and Charlotte with a focus on the front of the house, a highly skilled mixologist, they have turned their focus on artisan cheese and its significant place in any great culinary experience.