• call us at 1-800-848-050 • email us at vella@vellacheese.com
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View and download the California Cheese Trail In alphabetical order, Vella is #81.


Virtual Vella Cheese Tour to view and print


we're open

Vella Cheese’s Retail Store will remain open to customers during our regular hours as long as we are allowed to do so.

10 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Saturday

If you don't want to come inside, please call ahead (707) 938-3232 and we can bring your order out to the parking lot. 

We will also continue shipping cheese as usual. 

Thanks for your support and we hope everyone stays healthy!

We now sell Silver Sky Ranch Pasture Raised Eggs out of Petaluma by the dozen.



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.

cowWe 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 family 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.

Try our new Little Italy box:

2018 gold medals