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Vella Cheese Company

315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-938-3232
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315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-938-3232
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Stopped in on the recommendation of one of the wine rooms. They provide samples of all their cheeses that are made in-house. They're specialty is a dry Jack cheese, which I don't think I've had before. Very flavorful. We ended up purchasing some of that...More

Thank mindelicious
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We visited Vella as part of our cycle tour (operated by Goodtime Tours - excellent!) and this was a great little addition to the overall tour. The cheeses we tasted were delicious and we bought some to enjoy for the rest of our visit. We...More

Thank JWD1964
Reviewed 1 December 2015

The Cheese Company offers sample which always helps us in our selections for purchase. They offer a reasonable number of varieties.

Thank Powercontractsman
Reviewed 30 November 2015

A cheese factory just off the main square. My husband went in to grab something to go in our pack as we bicycled to the nearby wineries. I waited outside. He came back with an asiago and smoked gouda. Both good. The cheese factory on...More

Thank bysbistro
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We've been fans of Vella's hard jack cheese ever since finding it in a market some years ago. It's a product of a small cheese factory in Sonoma where you can visit and taste. The staff is wonderfully friendly and few tasters will leave without...More

Thank JAXers
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! How I wish it was near my house. They'll let you sample any cheese you want and cut to your size preference. Great spot to buy an array of cheeses, spreads, olives, and meats! Very affordable as well. This was...More

Thank pat54074
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I love cheese and this place is awesome. They will allow you to taste any cheese you want to try. They are also the only producer of Mezzo Secco Jack cheese in the USA. And it is delicious. If you are a cheese lover, this...More

Thank west_d3
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Most tourists go cheese-tasting at The Cheese Factory, which is located right on the busy and popular Sonoma Plaza. That cheese is OK, but it isn't made in the town of Sonoma and isn't special in any way. Vella Cheese, however, is located in a...More

Thank Jenflick
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Wonderful place to taste and buy cheese. The Dry Jack is fantastic and my favorite. Don't confuse this place with the Sonoma Cheese store right in the square. Vella is a cheese boutique that makes quality cheese. It is small and the people who work...More

Thank Smartypants870
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

A little off the beaten path but well worth the effort to find. Multiple cheese options to choose from. Goes great with the Bread you buy at the Basque Bakery on the square.

Thank DanandKay
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