cheese making

we know cows. so cheese comes naturally.

When Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company was founded in 2000, we already had the most important part. Our dairy farm has always been known for making the freshest, highest quality milk. Our family’s herd of Holsteins were all raised from birth right on the property, giving us complete quality control from start to finish. Our first creamery was, and still is, right next to the milking parlor. In 2018, to fulfill the increasing demand for our award-winning products, we proudly opened a second production facility in the nearby town of Petaluma.

Today Original Blue, our raw milk cheese, continues to be made on the farm in Point Reyes, exclusively from the milk of our own Holsteins. Our pasteurized cheeses, Toma, Bay Blue, Gouda and Quinta, are handcrafted in Petaluma, where we source milk from CA dairies who share in our sustainable farming philosophies and match our highest standards for milk quality.

Achieving the delicate balance of flavor and texture requires careful guidance and just the right passionate touch. While our recipes certainly rely on science, the true difference in our cheese comes from the craft, patience and inspiration of our cheesemakers. Their heart and soul shines through in the quality you can taste in every bite.