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Since 1931, Vella Cheese has been a companion to the finest foods in the world. As an ingredient, sprinkled on top, or served alongside the full fresh flavor and smooth creamy texture of Vella Cheese is guaranteed to satisfy.

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Family Tradition Behind the Excellence of Vella Cheese

The success of Vella Cheese lies in the personal attention each day's production is given. Quality starts in the pasture. Every cow is not the same. Every day is not sunny; every blade of grass is not green and lush. But, if you insist on the finest breeding of herds, the finest feeds, the greatest care in milking and transporting the top grade milk, so that you have the best possible natural raw material, you have set the stage for super cheese.

We are all natural

Only natural ingredients go into our cheeses and their coatings.
All the milk in our cheese comes from Mertens Dairy: a local sustainably farmed Sonoma cowfamily dairy and their happy free range California cows.

Our whey, which is a by-product
of cheesemaking, returns to Mertens dairy and to local vineyards to enrich their crops.

We are the first solar powered business in Sonoma.

We are committed to waste diversion, including recycling, composting, and furthering the sustainability of all our operations.

   celebrating 85 years

Vella Cheese has been producing handmade gourmet cheeses for over
88 years.

You can join in the celebration with our 2018 Gold Medal Box which includes half pound pieces of

2018 gold medals