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Trip Planner: USA / California / Sonoma County / Petaluma / Achadinha Cheese Company
Achadinha Cheese Company is owned by Jim and Donna Pacheco of Pacheco Family Dairy. Established in 1955 in Bodega Bay then relocated to Petaluma in 1969 by Jim's father. Jim and Donna reside on the ranch with their four children to carry on his family legacy.Plan to visit Achadinha Cheese Company and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Petaluma attractions using our Petaluma trip itinerary tool.
In 1997, Jim and Donna sold most of their cows and bought dairy goats. The girls are able to eat pasture all year long on 290 acres and eat all of the brewer’s grain from the local breweries they want. When it rains and they refuse to go out, then they are supplemented with alfalfa hay. Along with the goats, Jim and Donna have 4 beautiful children, you may see as well their dogs, horses, beef cows, sheep, and chickens.
Achadinha Cheese Company reviews
The owner of the farm, Donna, takes the time to explain the farm history and how it works which was so interesting and great to hear. The tour included walk through cheese making and aging and the...
The owner of the farm, Donna, takes the time to explain the farm history and how it works which was so interesting and great to hear. The tour included walk through cheese making and aging and the... more »
A great tour of this gem. A bounty of queijo to bring home. Clean facilities and great staff. I loved the aging room, shelves of cheese varieties.
A great tour of this gem. A bounty of queijo to bring home. Clean facilities and great staff. I loved the aging room, shelves of cheese varieties. more »
Amazing experience. The tour and host were very informative. It is good to know where your food is coming from, how the animals are treated, what they eat, how the process works. If you are not vegan and only vegetarian, it’s informative and reassuring. The cheeses are the best! Greek feta to perfection, kefir, yellow and white cheese, yum. The life of the farmers is so hard. From now on, I know where I will be getting my cheese and hopefully also my eggs! Highly recommend the tour!!!
This was one of the best tours I've had in my life. And I rarely enjoy organized tours in general. We had a work event organized for our team that I was hesitating about going to. But I'm happy I went. The tour is lead by the owner of the farm and it's fascinating to see how a relatively small operation functions. They love their animals and take great care of them. The amount of information I learned was days worth of processing afterwards. The tour ended with a lovely chat over a glass (or two) of wine and some cheese. A terrific experience. Highly recommended.
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