Local Cheese & Olive Oil

Sonoma has a rich history of locally produced cheeses, highlighted by Vella’s Sonoma Jack and Laurel Chenel Chevre. Vella’s charming “factory” store is a short walk from Sonoma Plaza. Olive oil production is a new, rising star in the valley.

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Vella Cheese Company

SNIPPET: Family-owned cheese business housed in an ultra charming historic stone building one block from the town square.

BEST FOR: Free samples of both soft and hard cheeses made on site. You simply can't go home empty-handed. Take home a whole wheel of Dry Monterey Jack!

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B.R. Cohn Olive Oil

SNIPPET: Olive oil and vinegars are additional products the B.R. Cohen winery makes that can be sampled in the winery tasting room.

BEST FOR: Sampling the full gamut at the winery tasting room including wine, olive oil and vinegar. Pick your favorites to bring home as gifts.

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Figone Olive Oil

SNIPPET: Figone is a family-run operation producing just olive oils and balsamic vinegars for over 25 years. Tasting room is conveniently located on the Plaza.

BEST FOR: Tasting room experience at Figone is dedicated to oils and vinegars (no wine tasting here!). They sell both bulk and bottled oil. And if you are lucky you might catch a live demonstration of how fresh mozzarella is made.

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The Olive Press

SNIPPET: Comprehensive tasting of olive oils and vinegars.

BEST FOR: Comparative tasting of various types of oils. Tasting room is within Jacuzzi Family Vineyards tasting room and can be crowded so go early in the day.

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