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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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our Sonoma Segway tour and LOVED it! So many delicious cheeses and they let you sample them all too. A must visit in Sonoma!

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Fresno, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you like good cheese then this is the place for you! Vella Cheese Company offers samples of all of their MANY cheeses as well as a wholesale price compared to your local grocery. These cheeses have unbelievable flavor and come in an incredible array of styles. We highly recommend Vella Cheese Company!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The cheese is well worth the price and the old building is very cool. We enjoyed our cheeses and salami from this shop! The employees allowed us to taste whatever we wanted to decide what to buy. Would definitely go back!

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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