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Vella Cheese Company

315 Second St. E., Sonoma, CA
707-938-3232
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Small, specialty, cheese shop with some gems in the cooler! We brought home a habanero medium cheese, a dry, sharp cheddar and an unbelievable Oro!

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NH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This delightful shop was recommended by the owner of Bump Wines and it was worth the 10 minute walk from the town square to get there. The shop is tiny but the quality of their cheeses makes up for it. They offered samples of any cheese we considered. Forgot the larger more commercial shops and go here.

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West Chester, OH
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped here at the end of our Goodtime Touring Company bike tour, and it was a great stop! I really enjoyed seeing how they make the cheese, and I especially enjoyed tasting the many different varieties. We bought several of our favorites to take home. Located just off the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stopped in to check out this cheese shop. At first I was disappointed at the small size of the store. It was quite busy. Once we made our way to the counter, the employee asked us what types of cheese we would like to sample. The cheese was really good. My favorite was the Rosemary flavored cheese. They also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I but most of my cheese and butter at Vella. Old world style Italian in an old stone building. Much better cheeses than other shops on the plaza. Vella is just a couple of blocks off the plaza and you can probably walk by some working Clydsdale horses on your way.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped here as part of our Segway Tour, Hunt gave us a tour, however, we were unable to see the actual process because the "earthquake", they had no electricity! We tasted 17 varieties, and purchased around 30 blocks of cheese to savor when we return home. Great experience!

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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44 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped in while in the area on vacation, Andrea greeted us, was very helpful answering questions, gave us samples, and we made a purchase after. In a very nice shopping area in dtn Sonoma, we would definitely go back again, thanks Andrea.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was one of our stops on our Segway tour. We saw some of the behind the scenes and sampled about 17 cheeses! Good stuff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ended a wonderful Segway tour at the Vella Cheese Company. They have a vast array of cheeses made on site. Very reasonable prices.

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Grand Cayman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Scrumptious!!!!!! Award winning cheese factory owned by long time CA family. Generous with samples. Reasonably priced

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