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Vella Cheese Company

315 Second St. E., Sonoma, CA
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Family owned cheese company managed by one of the daughters and her son. We actually met her while in the shop. Very nice lady! They offer specials every day, it seems and free cheese samples. The employees were helpful answering our questions and they even offered to help us put together a selection of cheeses & salame. They even had... More

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Woodbridge, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Besides tasting some delicious cheeses, I learned so much about cheese from stopping in at the Vella Cheese Co. Check it out!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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192 reviews 192 reviews
50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped at the Vella Cheese Company during a bike tour and it was great! The variety of cheese is great and quality is superior. We actually brought sharp cheddar home with us to Wisconsin. Don't tell anyone!

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an easy stop off the local bike path. Taste a few cheeses and then they will cut for you a piece as small or large as you wish. Since I was solo, a smaller portion was appreciated

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We made our way to the Vella Cheese Company based on Trip Advisor reviews, and were 100% glad we did. The place is small -- this surprised us a little bit -- but the cheese is out of sight! You can taste whatever they have, which we did!, and then we bought a selection of four cheeses that we gave... More

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Tomball, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to Sonoma just for the day to do some wine tasting. We decided to take the Segway tour with Sonoma Segway and at the end of the tour our guide, Hunt (Owner/operator) took us on a tour of the Vella Cheese Company. We got to go in the back of the factory and see the process involved in... More

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The cheese here is the real deal - this place is off the east side of the square a block or two but worth the five minute walk through Sonoma. If you think Sonoma Jack Cheese is good, you MUST go here to find the original home.

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

They have good selection of Jack cheeses to chose from. I like the hard aged over 4 years which goes good with Pinot Noir wine

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Hampstead, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love cheese so naturally we had to go to a cheese company when we were in the area. The store front in very small and can get a little crowded but they let you taste all the cheeses and I believe they are reasonably priced. We took home some cheddar and Mezzo Secco. I wished I lived closer so... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Vella Cheese Company is a small cheese factory located one block away from Sonoma Plaza. They have one of the most delicious Jack cheese I´ve ever taste in US. They also have different flavors - pepper, etc. You can go over there and taste - before buy some cheese. Just remember that you unfortunately cannot bring their cheese to Brazil... More

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