Living in Marin County, we are fortunate to have access to a number of local, artisanal cheeses. After careful review and a lot of tasting, our cheese buyers have selected their favorites for spring and summer.

Burroughs Family Farms – Denair, CA

Grass to Gold Gouda
Burroughs Family Farm produces organic milk, eggs, and almonds, and they are known for their Grass to Gold gouda-style cheese. Grass to Gold features sweet, grassy flavors, extra-rich creaminess, and a buttery texture. It is produced using fresh, whole milk from the Burroughs’ grass-fed, organic dairy cows.

Cowgirl Creamery – Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Hop Along
Cowgirl Creamery’s newest cheese is Hop Along, a rich, semi-firm organic cow’s milk cheese, washed with organic cider, and aged 45 days. Hop Along is made using organic milk from Straus Family Creamery and organic cider from Apple Bite Cider. The rich and silky texture is balanced beautifully with a bright tartness, which makes it perfect for cooking and great for snacking.

Cowgirl Creamery – Pt. Reyes Station, CA

St. Pat
Cowgirl Creamery’s spring seasonal cheese, St. Pat, has a distinctive leaf-wrapped rind that commemorates the arrival of spring in Marin County. Made with single-source, organic milk from John & Karen Taylor’s Bivalve Dairy, these rich, creamy wheels are covered in wild nettle leaves harvested by Paradise Valley Farm in Bolinas. St. Pat is mellow, soft and full of flavor.

Tomales Farmstead Creamery – Tomales, CA

David Jablons and Tamara Hicks purchased Toluma Farms in 2003 and spent their first four years of operation focused on significant land restoration. Since the property was a cow dairy for many generations, the Hicks-Jablons family decided to restore the land’s dairy operations and transitioned the property to a goat and sheep dairy in 2007. In 2012, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development and capital from the land trust with Marin Agriculture Land Trust, Toluma Farms began their third and final phase: making their own cheese (Tomales Farmstead Creamery). Their land is certified organic, and their dairy is certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Humane.

Teleeka (Miwok for “three”)
Teleeka is a delectably spreadable, soft ripened cheese. It is made from sheep, goat, and cow’s milk, and is rich and creamy with barnyard aromas.

Tomales Farmstead Creamery – Tomales, CA

Kenne (Miwok for “one)
Kenne is a creamy and mildly tangy soft-ripened cheese. It is marked by earthy, brie-like notes and produced using goat’s milk.