Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

April

Apr29

Jollity Farm Goat Dairy Tour

Jollity Farm is a small farmstead goat dairy. Our farm tours are conducted by the owner/cheesemaker, so you will get to see and ask questions about both the livestock side of the operation and the cheese making. See our milking parlor, our goat barn, and peek in to our creamery. Your tour will end with a sampling of cheese.

Tickets & Information
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jollity Farm
5314 Marigold Mine Way
Garden Valley, CA 95633

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Apr29

Jollity Farm Goat Dairy Tour

Jollity Farm is a small farmstead goat dairy. Our farm tours are conducted by the owner/cheesemaker, so you will get to see and ask questions about both the livestock side of the operation and the cheese making. See our milking parlor, our goat barn, and peek in to our creamery. Your tour will end with a sampling of cheese

Tickets & Information
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jollity Farm
5314 Marigold Mine Way
Garden Valley, CA 95633

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May

May5

Garden Variety Cheese Open House

Come on out to the farm for our spring open house! Meet our dairy flock and see how and where Garden Variety Cheese is produced. There will be tours of the dairy and cheesemaking facilities. There will be lots of baby lambs to pet and piglets to feed. You are welcome to bring a picnic or we will have food for sale, all with meat from the farm. As well as beer from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and wine from Odonato Winery. In addition you can learn about our Adopt-A-Ewe program, taste our aged cheeses, and bring home some whey-fed pork. We will have meat, eggs and cheese for sale so bring a cooler. This is a family friendly event--bring the kids to pet the sheep and explore Fort Awesome! PLEASE NO DOGS Parking will be $10 per vehicle. 322916_243623205679817_4639122_o

Tickets & Information
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monkey Flower Ranch
1481 San Miguel Canyon Road
Royal Oaks, CA 95076

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June

Jun10

Straus Home Ranch Tour

Take a walk in the pastures, with stunning views of Tomales Bay, meet the heifers (teenage cows), and hear tales (not tails!) of growing up on the farm, followed by an artisan cheese tasting at the ranch’s recently renovated 150-year-old home. 

Tickets & Information
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Straus Home Ranch
22888 Shoreline Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940

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August

Aug12

Straus Home Ranch Tour

Take a walk in the pastures, with stunning views of Tomales Bay, meet the heifers (teenage cows), and hear tales (not tails!) of growing up on the farm, followed by an artisan cheese tasting at the ranch’s recently renovated 150-year-old home. 

Tickets & Information
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Straus Home Ranch
22888 Shoreline Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940

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