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Address: 315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
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09:30 - 18:00
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You must visit this cheese shop where most all the cheeses are made on site. The lady at the counter was so helpful and friendly and gave us numerous samples and discussed the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan H
Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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558 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You must visit this cheese shop where most all the cheeses are made on site. The lady at the counter was so helpful and friendly and gave us numerous samples and discussed the qualities of the various cheeses we were trying. They are known for their dry jack cheeses and have a large number of ribbons for them. It is... More 

Thank Susan H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese and folks who make the cheese are the best! The knowledge that they share with the customers and the generous samples will make you want to order more after visiting them!

Thank RaleighGirl714
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After biking to and visiting several great wineries, our tour passed by The Vella Cheese Company. Everyone there was very friendly, and the samples were delicious. Nice way to cap off the day

Thank montonij
Fall River Mills, California
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've used their cheese for a variety of salads, pastas and hors d' ouevres and have never been disappointed. It's a cheese unique to the world and from Sonoma.

Thank Nordoslav
Hollywood, Florida
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95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited this location as part of a Segway tour and really enjoyed it. We were shown how they make the cheese and were given many samples to try. There was no pressure to buy, but we purchased quite a bit. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Jeff H
Overland Park, Kansas
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A little off the beaten path...but well worth the short walk. Plus, getting to see the Clydesdales and their babies next door is a total bonus. Got to sample lots of cheeses and left with a bag full.

Thank Twogr8danes
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband's family has been buying cheese the Sonoma Dry Jack Special Select for years. I have forced myself to try other cheeses and the have all been excellent quality. But I go back to the Special Select. Love the staff. It is a local family owned business. Traveled back to my home state of Kansas and the restaurant was... More 

Thank Sherry M
Sonoma, California
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a special place and worth the walk or drive a few blocks form the square. Their mezzo second and flowered jack cheeses are terrific.

Thank HeatherWineCountry
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Some of the best cheese you will ever have. Made old-school (you can even watch if you'd like!) The simple and classic methods obviously produce the best cheese. We stopped here during our segway tour and have been ordering cheese to NJ ever since! Good part about their cheeses they can be left out for 5-7 days for aged and... More 

Thank NursesNotes
Castro Valley, California
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The best cheese in Sonoma! Most tourists go to the factory on the square and are missing the best cheese in town. I especially love the rosemary jack.

Thank Marilyn D

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