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: A minimum of 4 guests (or the cost of 4 guests) must be met to schedule this tour. Please contact us if interested in booking for less than 4 guests.
  • Meet up in Point Reyes Station, with organic, fresh baked pastries from Bovine Bakery waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Enjoy a guided cheese tasting of local 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.


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.

West Marin Culture Shop

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

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

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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