Cheese Lover’s Tour

A behind-the-scenes look at artisanal cheesemaking: gain exclusive access to private dairies, learn from the farmers, cuddle the animals, and enjoy a wide array of farmstead cheeses & cheese pairings right from our award-winning creameries.

Overview & Itinerary

What’s Included: Tours & tastings at all locations, and a gourmet locavore picnic lunch with local libations. Please Note: All tours are currently being booked as private tours but we are starting to commingle fully vaccinated groups from different parties (please contact us if interested in booking for less than 4 guests). A minimum of 4 guests (or the cost of 4 guests) must be met to schedule this tour.
  • Meet up at the award winning Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, with organic, fresh baked pastries from Bovine Bakery waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Enjoy a guided cheese tasting of Cowgirl’s award-winning cheeses, and learn how the Northern California coastal corridor attracted so many of the top cheesemakers in the country.
  • Visit one of two selected holstein cow dairies, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. or Bivalve Dairy & Creamery, depending on tour date and availability. Enjoy a farm tour to see the milking barn, happy cows, and savor their diverse array of artisan cheeses.
  • Cuddle the goats & sheep at Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery, a 160-acre organic dairy farm & creamery located just a few minutes outside the town of Tomales. 
  • Accompany the herd manager on a guided stroll around the farm, and sit down to a locavore’s dream lunch highlighting all cheeses made from the farm, paired with local charcuterie, homemade jams, seasonal fruit, woodfire baguettes, and champagne-style honey wine.

What to expect

  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but always appreciated
  • Can accommodate most dietary restrictions including vegetarian/GF
  • Some short distance walking on uneven ground on working dairy farms
  • Caravan in own vehicle with tour guide
  • Tour runs rain or shine so please dress accordingly

What a fantastic tour! I cannot recommend it enough! I learned so much about the area, got to eat amazing local cheeses, and even got to hold a baby goat! What a spectacular way to see and experience Marin County.

—Kourtney

The Cheese Lovers F&F Tour was absolutely fantastic. Alex – who is unbelievably friendly and thoughtful – led such an informative and eye-opening experience in one of NorCal’s most picturesque and diverse areas.

—Stephen P.

This was the third time I’ve taken a tour with this company, so that probably says enough right there…I took my parents and they loved it. I highly recommend!

—Jessica G.

Cowgirl Creamery

80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA

Bivalve Dairy & Creamery

12800 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA

Toluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Creamery

5488 Middle Rd, Tomales, CA 94971, USA

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