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The Achadinha Cheese Company makes "broncha", which I can't resist whenever we travel to California's Bay Area. This year, I found it at the Castro Valley Farmers Market and was wise enough to buy a double portion -- one for immediate consumption, and one for...More
We just took a cheese making class with our 2 teenage children and it was awesome! Donna, the owner/tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, like-able and made all of us, city dwellers, appreciate how much work and skill goes into the high quality, artisanal cheese that...More
Wanted the kids to see how cheese was made. Even though they were not making cheese when we were there, we toured the facility and were walked through all the steps it takes. We saw first hand how they store the cheese, what it looks...More
This is a wonderful tour of a small, family run, high quality, sustainable, hard-working cheese company. It is an in-depth tour, so set aside sufficient time - almost two hours, especially if you have questions afterwords!
Our hostess greeted us outside and told us about...More
I went to one of the cheese classes, taught by Cheese Expert and one of the family members, Donna Pacheco. I also was able to jump in on milking of the cows on another day. Making cheese and tending to the cows and goats are...More
This is a small family farm so you must call Donna first to arrange a visit. We were able to watch the small crew make fresh cheese while we were there. Also took a walk to see the "girls" (dairy cows) and goats, including the...More
We had an appointment for a tour with another couple. They didn't show, but Donna still took us. And what a fantastic tour it was. We saw the cheese production, the animals, and the farm. Donna knows all the cows and goats by name and...More
My friends and I were in Sonoma for a bachelorette party and chose Achadinha as our big activity for the day. Donna was super accommodating, despite fluctuations in the number of guests we were planning on bringing, and we had a wonderful time hearing her...More
We visited with 3 teenagers. Donna is the owner of the farm and she gave a great tour of the farm including the grounds, the cheese making area and cow milking area. We even witnessed a cow giving birth! Donna gave us lots of interesting...More
We were in the area for a family vacation. Seemed unfair to take the kids - 16 and 19 on a wine tour so I stumbled upon the cheese trail in the area, I did some research and booked a tour with Donna. We all...More