Tour of Bleating Heart Creamery

  • April 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM

The Wheyward Bound tour of Bleating Heart Creamery is Saturday April 19 at 10 AM in Tomales

The tour will last an hour with a half hour to ask more questions and purchase cheese.

We will NOT meet at the creamery due to parking restraints. No EXCEPTIONS.

MEET between 9:00-9:30 at the Diekmanns General Store in Tomales on the corner of HWY 1 (Maine Street) and Dillon Beach Road. ( 27012 Maine St).

Nancy will be there with her White Tundra to check in the reservations and provide a tailgate breakfast with Peets’ s Coffee, and Café des Croissants and Bagels with homemade chevre. Feel free to bring some fruit or other beverages.

We will be grouping into a maximum of 10 cars to travel to the event, leaving the store no later than 9:45. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before, so we can get the carpools organized and not be late.

IMPORTANT: NO PETS WHATSOEVER!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! THIS IS A WORKING FARM WITH LIVESTOCK AND GUARDIAN/WORKING DOGS, BIOSECURITY IS ALSO A CONCERN, SO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME.

DRESS CODE: No open toe shoes or high heels. Avoid contact with animals prior to visiting please. Wayward pet hairs have a way of getting on people's clothes. Anyone who wants to see inside the creamery that has long hair needs to have their hair pulled back/up.

The creamery is run by Seana Doughty and Dave Dalton, who will guide us, but remember, that they are in their busy season including taking care of the baby animals and making cheese!

Thank you all and I look forward to a really entertaining and educational event.

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  • Tom B.

    Awesome! The hosts were so generous with their time and answered all our questions thoughtfully.

    April 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW Nancy, Thank you for your work and the goodies you brought for everyone. I would go there again just to sit on a bench some morning and have coffee.

    April 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Nancy, Kathy and all who organized this tour - the creamery was very interesting but I loved hearing Marissa talk about her sheep and cows and that the Thornton ranch is once again in the ag business!

    April 21

  • linda c.

    Thanks so much for this very informative tour. I especially liked their low-cost way of doing business, such as using the $15 wet/dry hygrometer! They definitely have passion!

    April 21

  • Colette T.

    It was a great day to be out with the curd herders and to see the dedication that is driving the Bleeting Heart Creamery. Richly educational.

    April 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a lovely time in Tomalas! Great meetup spot. Seana & Dave were so gracious to spend over 2 hrs with us taking precious time from their work. Their passion is incredable! I will be selling their cheese in Sonoma's Best deli when it is available.

    April 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    We loved our morning in West Marin! Thanks to all who organized the event and to Seana & Dave for spending such quality time with us.

    April 19, 2014

  • Kathy S.

    Thanks again Nancy for yet another great education in cheese-making! Looking forward to June when Bleating Heart cheeses will be sold again at Oliver's.

    April 19, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Wonderful and informative tour, fabulous weather and a very fun tailgate party. Great day all the way around.

    April 19, 2014

  • Joan M.

    This was a great tour. Very informative. Only thing wrong about it was not being able to sample and buy the cheese they make. Can't wait to find it in the stores soon. Thanks for organizing this.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Irene D.

    Wonderful adventure to this unique cow and sheep creamery, thank you so much to all who organized this great event! Looking forward to purchasing Bleating Hearts Cheeses when they become available in June!!! Thanks again!

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    I agree that it should be a perfect day and no, there isn't a fee!

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Isn't there a fee for all of this? It looks like a perfect day to me.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Nancy - looking forward to this!

    April 12, 2014

  • Joan M.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 9, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    Please read the new information with meeting times and location.

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nancy, do you know about how long the tour will last? I'm arranging for a babysitter and just need an idea of when we'll be back. Thank you!

    April 9, 2014

    • Nancy V.

      The tour is an hour and half, we will be sending the address and the meeting point later this afternoon.

      1 · April 9, 2014

  • Kathy S.

    We can buy some of their cheese though, I hope?!

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can hardly wait!

    March 25, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    No, it isn't possible to buy milk. A raw milk processing license is extremely hard to get and maintain and also expensive. And you can't buy milk without it.

    February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for checking!

      February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would think no on the milk purchase, they usually need all that they have for cheese as sheep don't give large qualities.

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance of being able to buy some sheep's milk on the tour?

    February 1, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    Seana and Dave have asked us to cap the attendees to 32. So I have added a limit of 1 guest which applies to all new RSVPs. I realize the reservation for the DeGrays is for 3, but that is including their child. Please get your reservations in quickly as this is almost at capacity.
    I will talk to them about adding a second meeting and maybe we can get there again in May.

    December 4, 2013

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