Open House & Farm Tour with Sheep

Come on out to the farm and meet the new Spring lambs and Great Pyrenees puppies! We’ll have tours of the milking parlor and creamery and cheese to taste. There will also be sandwiches, salads and snacks for sale featuring our Monkeyflower Ranch meats and Garden Variety Cheese, as well as beer and wine. Or you can bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio. We will also have meat, cheese, yogurt and eggs for sale so bring a cooler! This is a free event, we just request $10 per car for parking. NO DOGS PLEASE!

We are limiting our creamery tours to 15 people per tour so please sign up now for a time slot at brown paper tickets. If you do not plan to go on the tour there is no need to register!

For more information email rebecca@gardenvarietycheese.com

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Achadinha Farm Tour

Guests are treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the cheese plant, milking parlor and the loafing barns where the girls (goats and cows) hang out and of course cheese tastings.

        Tour includes:

  • Full Ranch Tour

  • Cheese Plant Tour

  • Cheese Tasting

  • Animal TLC

  • Length of Tour 1 3/4 hours

Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao Remix

Check out this new cheese from Cypress Grove.

Picture from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

“Each limited edition, handcrafted wheel features smoky chipotles mixed into the paste and a distinctive ribbon of Dick Taylor dark chocolate through the center.

You’ll also enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish.

As Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao Remix matures, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies.” – Cypress Grove

You will love this limited edition remix. Visit your local cheese shop and try this new cheese from Cypress Grove.

Meet Quinta!

It’s a new cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese!

Quinta, a farmstead cheese, is a soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese, inspired by the very famous, seasonally-made Vacherin Mont d’Or from Switzerland, near the border of France close to the mountain d’Or.

Made on the farm from the dairy’s own pasteurized cows’ milk, the wheel is wrapped in Spruce bark. You eat it by cutting off the top layer and scooping out the insides with a spoon.

Why Quinta? This name is especially meaningful to the Giacomini family (the owners of Point Reyes Farmstead) for two reasons. 

First, Quinta means Farmstead in Portuguese.  Their maternal grandparents were from Portugal so this cheese honors their mother and their Ferreira family heritage.

Second, Quinta means Fifth in Spanish.  This cheese just happens to be the fifth product in their core line-up, so, as the family tells, “the name also has significance for our primarily Latinx staff that work so hard (day-in-and-day-out) to make all of our cheeses wonderful.” – Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co

Please continue to support your local California cheesemakers!

Cheeses of Bohemian Creamery

One of Sonoma County’s most creative artisanal creameries, Bohemian Creamery offers a variety of goat, cow, sheep, and bufala milk cheeses.

Bohemian Creamery is a one-of-kind creamery with over 17 different cheeses on its roster. Owned by Lisa Gottreich, it lies just a mile outside downtown Sebastopol California on a hilltop overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the Mayacama mountains and their herd of Alpine dairy goats.

It’s Lisa’s creativity that makes this place so unique. Each cheese looks, smells and tastes different than any cheese you’ve ever tried. Lisa mixes milks and tries out combinations of cultures that make her tiny creamery explode with passion and color. You will find her cheeses on the menu at some of the best Bay Area restaurants.

With goats on-site, and spring clover enriching their milk, the wild blue rye molds powder the natural rind cheeses and the salty marine layer infuses the aging rooms. It is here where the inspiration for all Lisa’s unique goat, sheep and cow cheeses are born. Best of all, the shop is open and Lisa leads a fantastic tour that truly explains how cheese is made. You will walk away so well-informed.

Twist & Shout – Shaped from a 1,200 year old remedy presented to the Queen of Sicily to lift her from her dark spirits. A sheep’s milk cheese infused with saffron and toasted peppercorns then cooked for hours in its own whey before it is aged for a three month minimum. Smaller format is dipped into beeswax for a softer, sweeter confection.
Photo by Lena Karalnik
Bo Peep – a small, semi-soft round of bloomy ripened sheep milk cheese, mild and richly moist. Perfect with fresh fruit or compote. Photo by Mission Cheese
Boho Belle – Is made with organic Jersey cow milk in the Bel Paese tradition. Each wheel is aged 6-8 weeks to allow for the natural development of geotrichum, a thin layer of white mold that enhances the vanilla flavors of this soft, rich cheese and helps maintain its deep, yellow rind. A semi-soft paste, Boho Belle is the perfect finish to any dessert. Its creamy texture and subtle finish pair nicely with bolder wines and fresh fruit.

Poco Loco – a soft-ripened wonderfully gooey round of bright white delectable water buffalo milk cheese laced with a sprinkling of Italian ground coffee bean for something entirely different. Balanced between fresh and ripe, perfect with summer salads, bread and fruit, but with enough power to sidle up to bolder wines.

Surf and Turf – an organic goat’s milk cheese ripened to a soft thickness in a St. Maure style cylinder, then rolled through a layer of Sonoma Coast harvested toasted nori seaweed and lightly aged.

Photo by: Macphail Wines

For shop and tour information, click HERE.