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Vella Cheese Company

315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-938-3232
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“dry jack” (21 reviews)
“monterey jack” (11 reviews)
“golden bear” (5 reviews)
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315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-938-3232
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This little shop is on 2nd Street northeast of the Sonoma square. The cheeses they offer are amazing. I like the golden bear dry monterey jack cheese, the oro secco monterey jack cheese, and the mezzo seco monterey jack cheese. They also have a very...More

Thank MrJbo
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Been visiting for over 50 years. The detour from Highway 101 has always been a diversion on our trip to the Redwoods. The free samples have always been a treat. The bakery and nearby wineries have made the detour very important. Park near the town...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We drove over from Guyserville after looking for a locally made cheese company on Tripadvisor- We sampled I believe everything that they had for free!- the dry monterey jack and the white sharp cheese were both awesome! We saw a tour group go into the...More

Thank k176
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is the very best place to get cheese. It's in a historic building on a side street near the downtown Sonoma Plaza. All of the cheeses are excellent; they are known for the dry Monterey Jack. Lots of awards. You can taste a sample...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Couldn't get over how affordable the prices were for some truly fantastic cheese made onsite. Very friendly and patient staff. Will definitely return again with friends!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

You can try a sample of whatever you like. The tricky part is everything is so delicious... you want to buy everything! They are really friendly and have great customer service. They also have olive oils you can try too! Great spot!

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Hard place to find as its in a neighborhood, but its worth finding. They will let you try any of the cheeses they have and the ones that they make right there on site. All in all we left with about 40 worth of cheeses.

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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
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
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