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Vella Cheese Company

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315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-5710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much just the retail storefront of a very good cheese factory. They have a nice assortment of cheeses, all of which can be sampled. We had the jack with pesto and thought it was great. Bought some for our picnic lunch and later found...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

I sought this place out after having samples at a wine-cheese pairing class at Corner 103. By looking at the small counter with all the ribbons hanging on the walls, I'd say this place is more serious about making a great cheese than being a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LoveToTravelTerrie
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Loved the cheeses! Very gracious about giving samples. Dry jack cheeses are a special treat and worth tasting. Priced reasonably. Nothing much else in the shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed November 10, 2018

The Vella Cheese Company is in an old and beautiful stone building. It is just a short walk from the Square. Their cheeses are delicious and very reasonably priced. We tasted a few and of course bought some to take home. Shipping is also available.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We bought cheese at Vella to have with wines purchased in the Sonoma Valley/Dry Creek area. Their Jacks are what this company is all about. They sell a new Jack, one about a year old and then the jewel, a 3 year old jack which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Ray T
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is by far the best pepper jack I have ever tasted. Not the dry type jack we have grown accustomed to, this jack is smooth and creamy with plenty of HEAT. Great habenero flavor

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Donald W
Reviewed August 12, 2018

My daughter wanted a cheese similar to aged gouda and we found a cheese here that they make very close to it. I would say a bit pricey, but very well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dina J
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Had an excellent time dropping in at the Vella cheese company. The staff were extremely nice and you can sample any of the cheeses that they produce. Definitely try the dry jack when you visit, a unique and delicious cheese. Prices seemed extremely reasonable and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jonathan7p
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The tour was interesting and the cheeses delicious. Able to by cheese at wholesale prices. We stocked up with cheeses to go with all of the wines we acquired.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zerrfamily
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We're from Wisconsin and really enjoyed the cheese tasting as part of our Sonoma segway tour. Great cheese and awesome prices too! We also learned a few things about cheese making from our tour guide Emily.

Date of experience: July 2018
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