central-coast

Garden Variety Cheese

The 100 milking ewes at Monkeyflower Ranch which produce the milk for Garden Variety Cheese are fed on fresh pasture, alfalfa hay and organic brewer’s grain from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. 

Each ewe is named after a garden flower and treated with love and respect. The dairy sheep only produce milk from January to June every year, and spend the dry season pregnant, fattening up for the milking season.

Tours

How to Book: Check their website for details.

Once or twice a year, the farm is opened to the public for a family-friendly day. There's usually a BBQ, cheese for sale, and a tour of the farm and the creamery.