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Vella Cheese Company

315 Second St. E., Sonoma, CA
707-938-3232
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wow I was amazed at the quality and amount of cheese we got for under $15!! We had a picnic of wine cheese and salami outside of a local winery and bought cheese to take home. Everyone was very friendly and you can sample before you buy.

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Southern Calif.
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We have been to Vella Cheese Company several times in the past and love it every time! We bought five different cheeses after sampling them. Staff is friendly and the cheese is fabulous! It's a little off the Sonoma Square but totally worth the little stroll. They are in a great old building too.

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Cicero, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited Vella Cheese factory as part of the "Sonoma Segway" tour. We received a "behind the scenes" tour, as well as a fantastic tasting. We weren't planning on buying cheese, but with all their fantastic choices, we couldn't help ourselves! Well worth a visit while in Sonoma!

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San Ramon, California
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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Located in an old stone brewery which looked great. Very small on the inside and specialising in Jack cheese of different ages - the older ones tasting similar to parmigiana. Worth a visit.

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Atlanta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Was in the mood for some cheese, so pulled up google maps and walked from the Sonoma square to Vella cheese. Didn't know what to expect, but ended up having a great time. The Good: -A little off the beaten path, so not quite as touristy -Excellent, fresh cheese selections -Super friendly and patient staff -Plenty of samples! The OK:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and i stopped by monday, feb 24. The woman working the counter was very sweet, patient, and informative. We sampled different cheeses without feeling pressured that she was trying to make a sale. We especially liked the habanero jack. We were even able to send my dad a gift of several cheeses in the mail. Vella is definitely... More

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Vella on a Wednesday morning and had the place to ourselves. The Vella showroom is very small, but has a great selection of cheeses. The staff was very helpful and we sampled several cheeses which were delicious, especially the garlic jack and the dry jack. I would highly recommend you stop by Vella if you're in Sonoma.

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San Rafael, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Beautiful historic stone building, charming low-key service. Great prices for excellent cheese. Generous with delicious samples upon request --- How have I missed this spot all these years? Just Go!

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vicenza
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

award winning cheese maker, very long history, many delicious varieties -- a perfect place to get some cheese & salami for a picnic

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Hayward, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This place is OUTSTANDING! great cheese and products. A most comfortable spot ..a hidden gem to be sure.

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