Open House May 4th
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Garden Variety Cheese is a small farmstead cheese business based out of 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. 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.
Each ewe is named after a garden flower and treated with love and respect. Our dairy sheep only produce milk from January to June every year, and spend the dry season pregnant, fattening up for the milking season.
The farm is closed to the public, but please join our customer list to receive notices about Open Houses and other public events.