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Meet the Cheesemakers - Tour at Weirauch Farm & Creamery

  • Jun 30, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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The club is hitting the road again for a tour of a farmstead sheep creamery in Petaluma. Kathy Laurie has organized two dates for us, with 25 spots available per tour.  The dates will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 23 and June 30.  No need to RSVP on this page, you need to buy the tickets instead (an RSVP here does nothing).  Weirauch has arranged to have tickets sold on this website:

As with our last tour at Bodega Artisan Cheese, the tickets are mainly to cover the cost of the cheese tasting.  For a tour and sample tasting only, tickets are $15.  For a tour and sample tasting with gift bag of 2-3 wedges of cheese ($10 value) to take home, tickets are $22.  You choose.  

Weirauch Farm & Creamery maintains a flock of Friesian Dairy Sheep, which they have developed since 2004.  With the milk from their flock, they produce organic cheese and soaps.  They also produce cow's milk cheeses from Petaluma Jersey cows.  

The cheesemaker, Joel, learned to make cheese in France where he fell in love with European sheep cheeses.  Their website explains:

"The inspiration for our farm and by far our greatest ambition has always been focused on making a farmstead, raw milk sheep cheese.  Sheep produce one of the most sought after and luxuriously rich milks on the planet.   It is rare to find in the United States and as such it has become a precious commodity for cheesemaking."

To learn more about Weirauch, visit their website at:

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  • Joan M.

    Very nice young couple with grand future ahead of them. The cheeses we tasted were awesome and the tour was very pleasant and informative.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned a lot about sheep farming and sheep cheese. It was a great meetup.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am planning on going on the 23rd to the Wierauch Farms. I'm not sure but, I am assuming we are all driving and meeting at the Farm. I have a Prius and if anyone would like to carpool, I would like the company. Just let me know, shell

    May 29, 2012

  • Kathy L.

    I just found this on a list of the 12 best California artisan cheeses:

    Rumple, Weirauch Farm
    While more and more farms seem to be concentrating their efforts on clean tasting goat cheeses, Weirauch Farms stands apart, producing Old World-style ripening cheeses that linger on the taste buds with earthy, barnyard-like flavors like dry straw and fresh earth.

    1 · May 29, 2012

  • Kathy L.

    No, we don't have to cancel it. Glad you can come on that date!

    May 29, 2012

  • Joan M.

    Let me know if this date I still available. I had to cancel the 23rd and would like to attend on this date if you're not canceling it

    May 29, 2012

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