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
Achadinha has tours of their dairy by appointment and is starting up occasional cheese workshops.
Barinaga Ranch Farmstead Sheep Milk Cheese
Barinaga Ranch is open for group tours once a month.
Bodega Artisan Cheese
Bodega Artisan Cheese has tours by appointment. Patty Karlin also offers cheesemaking classes.
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Point Reyes Station
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.
122 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA. 95476
Epicurean Connection is open to the public. Cheesemaker Sheana Davis also gives cheesemaking classes.
6. Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Road
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
The Matos Cheese Factory is open to the public.
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
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
Point Reyes Farmstead has periodic tours and classes at their dairy and on-farm cheese making facility.
Pug’s Leap gives tours of their farm by appointment.
Periodic tours are available at Ramini.
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
Redwood Hill holds three open tours at their dairy each year.
Saint Benoît Creamery
Saint Benoit has tours by appointment.
Sonoma Cheese Factory
Sonoma Town Square ~ Taste cheeses and get your deli items here!
Spring Hill Cheese Company (Petaluma Creamery)
711 Western Avenue
Retail Shop: 707-762-9038
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
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
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 Valley Goat Cheese occasionally hosts tours on their dairy. Give them a call for more information.
Valley Ford Cheese Company
Valley Ford Cheese dairy and cheesemaking is open for tours by appointment only.
Vella Cheese Company
315 2nd Street East
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
The Weirauch Farm & Creamery are open to the public by appointment only.