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Local Cheese
updated: Jan 15, 2014, 9:26 AM

Does anyone know if locally made cheese is available for purchase? Do you have a favorite to recommend?

Places People Are Talking About:

Casitas Valley CreameryC'est CheeseSanta Barbara Cheese Company

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 485528 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 09:31 AM

There are a couple of vendors at the Farmers' Market.


 MTNDRIVER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 09:34 AM

Yes, Farmers' Markets. Two booths I know of. Not sure both are "exactly" local--depends on your definition....


 COMMENT 485535 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 09:43 AM

The only 'local' (from SBC) cheese maker is Casitas Valley Creamery out of Carpinteria. I can't seem to post their link for some reason but you can look it up online. The farmers market one is not local to SBC. Cheers.


 COMMENT 485536 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 09:43 AM



 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 10:58 AM

The Santa Barbara Cheese Company. They sell at most of the local farmers markets and retail at Mesa Produce (closed now for vacation) and Tri-County They are from Cuyama and the only cow dairy in Santa Barbara County. I like their Gouda and queso fresco, but have not tried all of them yet.



 COMMENT 485578P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 11:00 AM

In addition, Santa Barbara Cheese Co is from Cuyama. (unless you buy in milk, you have to be in the boonies, pretty much) They sell at Goleta CFM.

A bit farther afield (120 miles) in Paso area are Rinconada Dairy Sheep's milk cheeses, and Central Coast Creamery in Paso. They might be at available at C'est Cheese downtown SB.

Sadie Kendall's Crème Freche from Atascadero is incredible --try CC, Whole Foods, or NF in Solvang.

google 'California Artisan Cheesemakers' for a great list for the entire state. I highly rec the cream cheese from Sierra Cheese Co in Colusa, and Bellwether Farm's Jersey Whey Ricotta. Both swoon-worthy.


 COMMENT 485593 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 11:32 AM

I love Humboldt Fog, made in northern California and sold at C'est Cheese and other places. Mmm.


 COMMENT 485597 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 11:42 AM

My buddy makes cheese from the goats his family has. Good stuff. You have to know him to get any, though.


 COMMENT 485601 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 11:55 AM

this just landed in my inbox:


cheese-making class in Lompoc!


 COMMENT 485602 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 12:05 PM

C'est Cheese, while costly, offers a lot of quality information. They carry a number of California based artisanal, small producer made cheeses and know a great deal about texture, flavor, ingredients, compatibility and more. I love chatting cheese whenever I drop over there and usually learn something new each time.


 COMMENT 485784 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-15 06:16 PM

Lots of locals cut the cheese all the time!


 COMMENT 485885 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-16 06:43 AM

I recently bought Gouda from Santa Barbara Cheese Co at the Montecito farmer's market. It was quite good - competitive with any Gouda I have ever been able to buy locally. They had other varieties as well.


 COMMENT 485908 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-16 07:59 AM

Casitas Valley Creamery is a locally made artisanal cheese from our small creamery located outside of Carpinteria at our family farm. It is made with organic cow's milk that we have to source outside of the county as there are no organic cow dairies locally. We hope to change that soon enough! We offer a fresh variety of organic fetas in olive oil including an herbed, spicy and plain, and we have aged farmhouse cheeses and dry jacks. We are also just getting ready to offer our heritage sustainably raised pork in the next couple of weeks. You can buy our cheese at our cheese cart next to the Saturday farmer's market in the Antioch University driveway or at our farm stand on Sundays (we also sell avocados, apple juice, persimmons, crafts, sustainably raised pork, walnuts, jewelry, etc.) which is located on Highway 150 exactly 6.1 miles from Highway 101 out of Carpinteria. We hope you will stop by, visit or call us at 805-649-8179.



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