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Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese Co.

Stuyt Dairy Farmstead Cheese started in December 2015 by Rick and Ansally Stuyt. Ansally was born in the Netherlands and her parent’s immigrated to the United States in 1961. In 1965, her parents bought the property that she and Rick now own and operate. Rick grew up in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1985. While Rick lived in the Netherlands he learned the process of cheese making. When he moved to California he missed his Gouda cheese from home so he started making his own for family use.

Rick always wanted to have a small creamery, and what started as a life-long dream and hobby developed in Stuyt Cheese in 2015. The small creamery offers a variety of raw milk cheeses in addition to fresh cheese curds and spreads. Stop by the gift shop Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or Saturday’s from 10am-2pm to enjoy a variety of artisan products and to see the creamery through viewing windows. To schedule an appointment after hours, please call (209) 918-5690.

Stuyt won gold with several flavors entered at the California State Fair Cheese Competition. In 2022 they won 3rd place at the American Cheese Society with their Spanish-style cheese, El Capitan.

(Photos: courtesy of Nugget Markets)


Season: Year Round

Day & Time: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

How to Book: Stop by or call (209) 918-5690

The cheese processing room and aging room can be seen through viewing windows. Purchase some of their farmstead gouda while you’re there.