The Sanctuary at Soledad
The Sanctuary at Soledad was formed in 2015 by Julian and Carol Pearce. They were a former goat dairy farm converted to an animal sanctuary and rescue. This conversion took place after they realized that using animals for profit is both unfair and unethical to the animals. The original sanctuary was located in Mojave, California.
In order to fund the sanctuary, Julian and Carol Pearce used their knowledge of artisan goat-cheese making to transition to 100% vegan, plant-based nut cheeses that were sold online and at various farmer’s markets around Los Angeles. The two were so successful in their endeavors into plant-based cheeses, that they were known nationally as well as globally for their rich taste, and similar texture to dairy cheeses. They won various awards however had to cease production in 2018 when they realized their efforts were better spent rescuing and rehabilitating more animals.