Vella Cheese Company

Vella Cheese Company, Sonoma: Hours, Address, Vella Cheese Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Vella Cheese Company
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,105 contributions
My husband and I were riding the bike trail through the town of Sonoma and noticed this cheese company. We stopped and went in to check it out. What a nice surprise! We tasted 10 different flavors of their wonderful cheese creations. They don't charge you for this (unlike the wineries) and we ended up purchasing 5 different flavors. We couldn't believe how reasonable the prices. They have received many blue ribbons for their flavors and we loved ALL of them. They are also great gifts for friends. They suggested a wonderful fruit stand 1/2 block away where we purchased the best peaches we have every tasted. We ended up going to the park for an unplanned picnic. We highly recommend that you add this to your places to stop when you are visiting this corner of the world
Written August 10, 2022
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caraj00
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions
We heard you could do a cheese tasting here, but it's not really a 'tasting experience' - you can just taste the cheese, and any of them, before you buy it.
It's good cheese, don't get me wrong, but I was expecting the assistant to provide us with a range of cheeses in a certain order - it was me who was ill informed, rather than them offering something that didn't live up to expectations.
Perhaps this is an idea they can develop for the future - provide 5 or so cheeses for people to taste for a small fee, that is waived if you buy a block of cheese?!
Written May 16, 2020
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stevelotte
Montville, NJ505 contributions
Couples
We wandered into this cheese shop. We were hoping to find a particular cheese. They didn’t have it but they had some wonderful aged cheeses which we bought and brought home as they were shrink wrapped for travel. We will enjoy these cheeses. Only suggestion is better package marking of length of time cheese was aged.
Written April 11, 2022
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Mary V
McKinleyville, CA786 contributions
We stopped here as part of our segway tour but you can just stop into the shop and they'll provide you with samples of their amazing choices. Their Toma is very good, but I purchased their Oro Secco, a lovely aged option, as well as one of their milder habanero cheeses. If you like cheese, don't miss this lovely little place in Sonoma!
Written February 14, 2020
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avy8r
New Milford, NJ142 contributions
Couples
Finding ourselves in Sonoma with the intent to visit a winery, my wife and I set out from our hotel to find some cheese and crackers to have for lunch at the winery. We were on our way to the Cheese Factory when we happened to stop in at a shop and started a conversation with the owner. She informed us that there were only two places in town to buy cheese made on-site: Epicureans and Vella. Since we were closer to Vella at the time, we took a short stroll two or three blocks from the Plaza. We thought we were lost, since Vella is somewhat hidden amongst what appear to be residences and small farms.

Boy, are we glad we made the effort!! We were able to try any of the cheeses that they make, with a knowledgeable clerk that gave us the flavor (no pun intended) behind each cheese. We wound up buying three of the cheeses (Monterey Jack, Mezzo Secco and Oro Secco) as well as crackers. Prices are outstanding for the freshness and flavor, but our strong recommendation arises from the welcoming and knowledgeable staff.
Written July 12, 2013
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Greenlakereener
Vancouver, Canada627 contributions
Couples
We had read great reviews about this place but were greatly disappointed. When we entered the shop, no one greeted us, no one offered us samples, we were basically ignored and ended up leaving without tasting any cheese or buying. We arrived at 9:30, first thing in the morning, and the staff all seemed to be busy getting ready for the day and no one helped us, so we waited about five minutes and walked out.
Written April 18, 2015
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BeachbabeJenB
Largo, FL80 contributions
Couples
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!
Written July 28, 2014
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Karen K
Fresno, CA4 contributions
Friends
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!
Written July 27, 2014
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Barbara S
Woodbridge, California, United States12 contributions
Friends
Besides tasting some delicious cheeses, I learned so much about cheese from stopping in at the Vella Cheese Co. Check it out!
Written July 20, 2014
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jonathan7p
Chicago, IL30 contributions
Couples
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 the staff were willing to cut smaller slices to purchase if the items pre-cut were too big. Will definitely visit again next time I am in Sonoma
Written July 24, 2018
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