Nestled along an idyllic drive on Highway 1, 40 miles north of San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, awaits a unique experience which allows visitors to savor award-winning artisan cheese and tour our sustainable dairy farm. A visit is not only a cheese lover’s dream, but a chance to get up close to our herd and learn our family history along the way. It’s a culinary adventure in picturesque West Marin. Easily accessible from Highways 101, 580 and 37, we are surrounded by an abundance of gourmet cuisine and the world-renowned wine country of Sonoma and Napa Valleys.
Food and Farm Tours
While much of the world is back to travel as normal, there is still plenty to be discovered in your own neck of the woods. We are starved for reconnecting with our Bay Area communities. Gathering over delicious food is the perfect way to get back to what’s real. The Fork, our culinary event and education venue, is located on our farm and is one of the stops along the California Cheese Trail. Surrounded by rolling hills overlooking Tomales bay, it’s a cheese lover’s dream! Offering personal experiences that foster the essence of the relationship between farm, food and the table, we connect the lines between what you’re buying at specialty stores and/or your local farmers’ market –simply by visiting the source.
About The Fork
We are all about capturing and sharing the incredible natural flavors of our farm. There's no better place to explore those flavors than here on the property. The Fork has something for everyone, and always something new, for anyone who loves not only cheese, but great, seasonal, locally-sourced food.
Custom built here on our pastoral family dairy; The Fork was designed with two goals in mind. First was education, offering farm tours, culinary classes, and focused tastings to help guests better understand and appreciate all that goes into sustainable family farming and artisan cheesemaking. Second was entertainment, with incredible dining events hosted by our own culinary team and acclaimed local chefs. The Fork truly makes a fascinating, unforgettable location for your private party or corporate event.
With our culinary community in mind, we welcome chefs, retailers, distributors, cheese mongers and more. Contact us for Trade visits, we would love to connect with you!
Visit our Marketplace, open Monday through Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm (no reservation needed). Whether you’re looking to pack a cheesy picnic or assemble a gift pack, you’ll find a variety of locally sourced items and delicious accoutrements as well as fun Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. apparel.
Private Cheese Tastings
Reserve a private table and take in the bucolic view of our pastures overlooking Tomales Bay. Groups enjoy an abundant cheeseboard hosted by your own personal cheese concierge. In addition to a delicious assortment of our award-winning cheeses, we offer a guided walking tour which includes the history of our dairy, close-up opportunities with our herd and visibility around the farm and its operations.
Public Cheese Tastings
Available for booking on Fridays and Saturdays, visitors enjoy a plentiful cheeseboard at their own reserved table, including an assortment of our cheeses and perfectly selected house-made accompaniments. In addition to the abundant cheeseboard, delicious, seasonal offerings from The Fork kitchen are available for purchase. A menu of the day’s offerings is provided at each table. Options include local charcuterie, unique grilled cheeses, ooey-gooey mac & cheese and YES - our world-famous, house-made ice cream sandwiches!
Enjoy the latest and greatest farm fresh recipes from our Executive Chef & Culinary Director, Jennifer Luttrell, while basking in the warm glow of our outdoor seating area on The Fork’s patio. These four-course dinners are served family-style and are meant to bring our community of cheese lovers together. Farm Dinner menus are created the week of each event to ensure the most locally available and peak seasonal ingredients are highlighted.
Join us on the patio at The Fork for our renowned, limited seating, Farm Brunches. Gathered at communal tables overlooking bucolic pastures and Tomales Bay, our Farm Brunch is famous for delicious, seasonal menus that are completely locally-sourced — as a matter of fact, Chef Jen’s favorite meal of the day is brunch! Bring a bestie for a morning filled with cheese and house-made baked goods plus three courses of rustic California comfort food, served in the sunshine with love and happiness.
We love to host beautiful private events personalized to your needs to celebrate special occasions be it a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, team building, staff events or just because! Bring friends, family or colleagues together on our cozy outdoor patio accompanied by a custom menu crafted by our culinary team to include your favorite selections. Additional activities such as walking farm tours, cooking classes and cheese board building instruction are offered to round out your day on the farm.
Roots in Dairy Farming
We are more than dairy farmers and artisan cheese makers; we are a family steeped in tradition, always looking for ways to better our environment through carefully tending our land with sustainable practices including growing our own silage as well as generating renewable energy via a methane digester. In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, raising a happy healthy herd is of the utmost importance to us.
Our humble beginnings on our farm began in 1959, adding to a family legacy of farming that dates back well over 100 years. The decision to transform the family business from a fluid milk dairy to an artisan cheese company was the next right thing to make it sustainable for the next generation. It was also the catalyst in becoming a Women Owned Business.
Award-winning Artisan Cheese
With production locations on the farm and in nearby Petaluma, the Point Reyes Farmstead product line contains Original Blue, Bay Blue, Toma, TomaProvence, TomaTruffle, TomaRashi, Aged Gouda, and Quinta. The cheeses are available nationally at The Fork, local-area farmers markets, independent cheese shops, specialty grocers and online at www.pointreyescheese.com.