Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery’s 160-acre farm and dairy are home to over 100 East Fresian sheep and 200 goats, which provide the milk that their creamery needs to craft their insanely delicious cheeses.
When I first moved back to the North Bay after living in Europe for four years, I was missing my access to locally made soft ripened cheeses. I discovered Toluma Farms’ Liwa and Teleeka cheeses at the 2019 Gravenstein Apple Fair and fell in love with them. Like, the Teleeka is my North Bay desert island cheese pick (you know, if I were stranded on a desert island and given the option to choose one North Bay cheese to be the only cheese I would get to eat for the foreseeable future… ).
The farm and creamery produce eight seasonal soft ripened or fresh goat and sheep milk cheeses. If you’re a soft ripened cheese lover, Toluma Farms’ cheeses will rock your world. If you’re a fresh goat or sheep milk cheese lover, they will also float your boat. Actually, if you like cheese, period, you’ll love Toluma Farms.
What I like about visiting the farm and creamery in person is that they love sharing the history of how their farm and creamery came to be and will take you on a walk around the farm to let you visit their super cute goats and sheep. Any day that includes cute goats AND good cheese is a winner in my book, and if you don’t agree we probably can’t be friends.
Tours at the farm are offered the first Sunday of each month from 1-3pm and include a cheese tasting. You can purchase Toluma Farms’ cheeses while taking a tour of the farm at 5488 Middle Rd., Tomales. They are also available at the Marin Civic Center Thursday and Sunday market, or from several local shops, including the Tomales General Store and Palace Market.
More information is available at www.tolumafarms.org.