We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 315 2nd St E, Sonoma, CA
Phone Number:
+1 707-938-3232
Website
Today
09:30 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$129.00*
and up
Sonoma Valley Wine Country Bike Tour
More Info
US$129.00*
and up
Sonoma County Wine Segway Tour
More Info
US$89.00*
and up
Sonoma Food Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 232 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Perfect ending to a Segway tour on Sonoma!

The cheese and folks who make the cheese are the best! The knowledge that they share with the customers and the generous samples will make you want to order more after visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RaleighGirl714
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 229: English reviews
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cheese and folks who make the cheese are the best! The knowledge that they share with the customers and the generous samples will make you want to order more after visiting them!

Helpful?
Thank RaleighGirl714
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After biking to and visiting several great wineries, our tour passed by The Vella Cheese Company. Everyone there was very friendly, and the samples were delicious. Nice way to cap off the day

Helpful?
Thank montonij
Fall River Mills, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've used their cheese for a variety of salads, pastas and hors d' ouevres and have never been disappointed. It's a cheese unique to the world and from Sonoma.

Helpful?
Thank Nordoslav
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this location as part of a Segway tour and really enjoyed it. We were shown how they make the cheese and were given many samples to try. There was no pressure to buy, but we purchased quite a bit. The staff was very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Jeff H
Overland Park, Kansas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little off the beaten path...but well worth the short walk. Plus, getting to see the Clydesdales and their babies next door is a total bonus. Got to sample lots of cheeses and left with a bag full.

Helpful?
Thank Twogr8danes
Sonoma
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband's family has been buying cheese the Sonoma Dry Jack Special Select for years. I have forced myself to try other cheeses and the have all been excellent quality. But I go back to the Special Select. Love the staff. It is a local family owned business. Traveled back to my home state of Kansas and the restaurant was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sherry M
Sonoma, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a special place and worth the walk or drive a few blocks form the square. Their mezzo second and flowered jack cheeses are terrific.

Helpful?
Thank HeatherWineCountry
Level Contributor
100 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Some of the best cheese you will ever have. Made old-school (you can even watch if you'd like!) The simple and classic methods obviously produce the best cheese. We stopped here during our segway tour and have been ordering cheese to NJ ever since! Good part about their cheeses they can be left out for 5-7 days for aged and... More 

Helpful?
Thank NursesNotes
Castro Valley, California
Level Contributor
57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The best cheese in Sonoma! Most tourists go to the factory on the square and are missing the best cheese in town. I especially love the rosemary jack.

Helpful?
Thank Marilyn D
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Large variety of cheeses to try and take home! Good stop to make if strolling around in the Sonoma Plaza.

Helpful?
Thank Delana G

Travellers who viewed Vella Cheese Company also viewed

Sonoma, Sonoma County
Sonoma, Sonoma County
 
Sonoma, Sonoma County
Sonoma, Sonoma County
 

Been to Vella Cheese Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vella Cheese Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?