Garden Variety Cheese is a small farmstead cheese business based in Northern Monterey County on 40 acre Monkeyflower Ranch. We began commercial milking and cheese production in March 2009. Our sheep produce lovely, rich sweet milk that makes fabulous cheese and yogurt. To ensure the health and well-being of the animals and the high quality of the milk and cheese from Garden Variety Cheese, the 100 milking ewes here at Monkeyflower Ranch are fed on fresh pasture, alfalfa hay and organic brewer's grain from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and organic corn from Modesto Milling. Each ewe is named after a garden flower and treated with love and respect. We also pasture-raise Gloucester Old Spot heritage pigs and a variety of heritage breed laying hens on the whey from our dairy, spent organic brewer's grain and fresh organic produce from local farms.

Listing last updated on Apr 17, 2018

Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2009

# of Shares:  100

Full Share:  $500/6 months

Work Req?  No

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Schedule and Location:

Cabrillo College, Aptos, Sat. 8 am to 12 noon
Noe Valley, SF, Sat. 8 am to 1 pm
Palo Alto Downtown, Sat. 8 am to 12 noon
Mt. View, Sun. 9 am to 1 pm
Temescal, Oakland, Sun. 9 am to 1 pm
California Ave., Palo Alto, Sun. 9 am to 1pm
Santa Cruz Downtown, Wed. 1 pm to 5 pm

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