California cheesemakers have great gifts for the holidays. Here’s a list of them. Get your orders in before Christmas!
Cheese Trail Home Delivery
New for the holidays in 2021, the Cheese Trail has begun offering curated collections of farmstead cheeses and local delicacies, supporting California’s cheesemakers, farmers, and artisan producers. $69-$99. Free delivery in California, +$20 to all other states (excluding AK & HI). Shop our collections.
Central Coast Creamery – Holiday Gift Box
This selection features five of our cheeses with accompaniments:
- Holey Cow
- Dream Weaver
- Rustic Bakery Olive Oil Sel Gris Flatbread Crackers
- Rustic Bakery Artisan Crisps
- Marcona Almonds
- Lavender Plum Jam
- Angel’s Soppressata Salami
- Olli wine infused Salami
- ChocoHigos chocolate covered fig
Cowgirl Creamery – A Perfect Gift
Cowgirl Creamery • Petaluma, CA
As a respectful nod to the majestic beauty of Mt Tamalpais, located a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, Cowgirl Creamery named its signature cheese Mt Tam. Creamy and elegant, Mt Tam coats your tongue with a rich, buttery flavor that carries an earthy hint of white mushrooms. The triple-cream Mt Tam is made from unblended, organic, single-herd milk from the Straus Family Creamery. (8 oz)
Rustic Bakery • Petaluma, CA
Rustic Bakery provides these sweet and crunchy crisps made with simple, high-quality ingredients–a fabulous accompaniment to artisan cheese. (5 oz)
Cowgirl Creamery Cooks book
Between them, Cowgirl co-founders Sue Conley and Peggy Smith spent decades in the Bay Area’s most loved and respected restaurants. Cowgirl Creamery Cooks collects 75 of their favorite recipes for cooking with cheese, as well as their vast accumulated wisdom about tasting, buying, serving, and appreciating all kinds of cheese. More than 60 photographs of delicious cheeses, finished dishes, and the rolling hills of coastal California from celebrated Canal House photographers Hirsheimer & Hamilton narrate the story of the Cowgirls, the rise of the organic dairy movement, and the enjoyment of good cheese.
Cypress Grove – The Entertainer
Wow your guests with this impressive set that includes just about everything you need to get the party started. This set includes eight cheeses plus jam, chocolate, and flatbread crackers from three incredible Northern California specialty food artisans. Mango Habanero and Raspberry Habanero jams .
Marin French Cheese – Marin Collection
Treat yourself or send a party in a basket for the beautiful experience of Marin County’s finest. This collection is a sampler of our unique cheeses and two of Marin’s finest artisan accompaniments.
Includes 3 8-ounce wheels (2015 ACS Winner Traditional Brie, Triple Creme Brie and Camembert) , 3 4-ounce wheels (Petite Breakfast, Petite Supreme and Petite Truffle), our local honey (Marin French Cheese Honey by Bonnie Bee — harvested on our creamery ranch!), Jamnation Can You Fig It fig jam handcrafted in San Francisco and our favorite California spreader knife.
Nicasio Valley Cheese Company – Gold Ribbon Gift Box
Foggy Morning, San Geronimo, Nicasio Reserve
Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Company – Holiday Gift Box
Gift Pack Contents:
1lb of your choice of Northern Gold Flavor + 1lb of our award winning Black Butte Reserve
Pennyroyal Farm – Holiday Cheese Sampler
When you’re planning a get-together and need a festive board or a special delight in seasonality, this selection of six farmstead cheeses—all handmade in small batches at the farm—will bring a unique taste of place to the table! Includes our fresh chèvre Laychee, a seasonal Laychee*, a round of Velvet Sister and wedges of our raw, aged Boont Corners.
Petaluma Creamery – Holiday Gifts
Assorted Petaluma Creamery favorites
Point Reyes Farmstead Creamery – Taste of Point Reyes
West Marin expressed in farm fresh cheese.
- 6 oz. Original Blue
- 6 oz. Bay Blue
- 6 oz. Toma
- 8 oz. Aged Gouda
- 2 oz. Bonnie Bee Honey
- Wooden Honey Dipper
- Rustic Bakery Sel Gris Flatbread Bites
- Metal Logo Cheese Knife
- Reusable PRFC logo cooler (not shown in photo)
Stuyt Dairy Cheese – Taste of Escalon
– 6 oz. Mild Gouda Cheese
– 6 oz. Bacon Gouda Cheese
– 6 oz. Garlic Herb Gouda Cheese
– 6 oz. Jalapeno Gouda Cheese
– Stuyt Dairy Cheese Slicer
– 8×6 Wooden Cutting Board
Limited Edition Holiday Cheeses at local farmers markets
Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery – Complete Farmhouse Collection
Includes the following cheeses:
x 1 — Highway One (8oz)
x 1 — Estero Gold (8oz)
x 1 — Reserve Estero Gold (6.5oz)
x 1 — Grazin’ Girl
x 1 — Rustic Bakery- Organic Sourdough Flat Bread Bites
x 1 — McEvoy Ranch- Tuscan Evoy Olives
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