For the cheese and wine lover…..

 

Many cheese makers are open to the public on a regular basis, some are open seasonally or by appointment and some are just plain too busy making cheese. Contact us directly for maps and special cheese & wine pairing packages!

Achadinha Cheese Company
Petaluma
707-763-1025
Achadinha has tours of their dairy by appointment and is starting up occasional cheese workshops.

Barinaga Ranch Farmstead Sheep Milk Cheese
Marshall
www.barinagaranch.com
Barinaga Ranch is open for group tours once a month.

Bodega Artisan Cheese
Bodega
707-876-3483
www.BodegaArtisancheese.com
Bodega Artisan Cheese has tours by appointment. Patty Karlin also offers cheesemaking classes.

Bohemian Creamery
Sebastopol/Occidental
info@bohemiancreamery.com Excite your palate with exquisite cheese!

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station
415-663-9335
www.cowgirlcreamery.com
Cowgirl Creamery’s Point Reyes and San Francisco locations are open to the public. Their Point Reyes location has tours on Fridays at 11:30 (they sell-out a month in advance), their Petaluma location is only open for tours to the public by reservation from April through September. Tours in Petaluma are usually held on Wednesdays.

Epicurean Connection
122 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA. 95476
707-935-7960
www.sheanadavis.com
Epicurean Connection is open to the public. Cheesemaker Sheana Davis also gives cheesemaking classes.

6. Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma
800-292-6001
www.marinfrenchcheese.com
The oldest continuously operating cheese factory in America, Marin French has specialized in handmade Brie and Camembert since 1865. In 2005, it was the first American producer to best France and other European countries in international competitions.

Marin French is open to the public seven days a week from 8:30-5:00. Tours of their cheesemaking are temporarily suspended, check with us for dates and times of this special tasting company!

Matos Cheese Factory
3669 Llano Road
Santa Rosa
707-584-5283
The Matos Cheese Factory is open to the public.

McClelland Dairy
Petaluma
707-664-0452
www.mcclellandsdairy.com
The McClelland dairy has periodic tours on weekends during warm months and also by appointment. Visitors are able to watch a cow being milked and pet a calf in the nursery.

Nicasio Valley Cheese Company
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio
415-662-6200
nicasiocheese.com
The Nicasio Valley Cheese Company is open to the public 7 days a week from 10am-5pm. View their cheesemaking equipment through a large picture window and maybe even meet someone from the family behind the cheese counter.

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Point Reyes Station
415-663-8880
pointreyescheese.com
theforkatpointreyes.com
Point Reyes Farmstead has periodic tours and classes at their dairy and on-farm cheese making facility.

Pug’s Leap
Petaluma
707-238-2126
pugsleap.com
Pug’s Leap gives tours of their farm by appointment.

Ramini Mozzarella
Tomales
415-690-6633
raminimozzarella.com
Periodic tours are available at Ramini.

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
Sebastopol
707-823-8250
redwoodhill.com
Redwood Hill holds three open tours at their dairy each year.

Saint Benoît Creamery
Two Rock
530-400-4701
stbenoit.com
Saint Benoit has tours by appointment.

Sonoma Cheese Factory
Sonoma Town Square ~ Taste cheeses and get your deli items here!
707-996-1931

 

Spring Hill Cheese Company (Petaluma Creamery)
711 Western Avenue
Petaluma
Retail Shop: 707-762-9038
springhillcheese.com
The Spring Hill Cheese (also called Petaluma Creamery) shop is open to the public seven days a week. Along with selling their cheese, they also have sandwiches, pizza, ice cream and espresso coffee drinks. They have tours of their cheesemaking facility all year by appointment and their dairy can periodically be toured also by appointment.

Straus Family Creamery
Marshall
707-776-2887
www.strausfamilycreamery.com
Tours of the dairy are arranged through the Marin Agricultural Land Trust only which holds three or four tours per year Spring through Fall. Check www.malt.org for the tour schedule.

Tomales Farmstead Creamery
Tomales
707-878-2041
tolumafarms.com
Toluma Farms who makes cheese under the Tomales Farmstead Creamery label, has regularly scheduled farm tours from Spring through Fall.

Two Rock Valley Goat Cheese
Two Rock
707-762-6182
Two Rock Valley Goat Cheese occasionally hosts tours on their dairy. Give them a call for more information.

Valley Ford Cheese Company
Valley Ford
707-293-5636
valleyfordcheeseco.com
Valley Ford Cheese dairy and cheesemaking is open for tours by appointment only.

Vella Cheese Company
315 2nd Street East
Sonoma
707-938-3232
800-848-0505
vellacheese.com
The Vella Cheese Company is open to the public Monday- Saturday from 9:30am – 6:00pm. Taste samples of any of their cheeses in the shop located in front of their creamery. They do not have a viewing room or tours.

Weirauch Farm & Creamery
Petaluma
weirauchfarm.com
The Weirauch Farm & Creamery are open to the public by appointment only.