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Behind-the-Scenes Cheese Tasting Tour in Marin

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Point Reyes Station, a little more than an hour’s drive north from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rolling hills of Marin County. Meet your guide, a local certified chef, at Tomales Bay Foods and kick off your tour with some delicious cheese-stuffed pastries from Bovine Bakery. Here, you’ll also visit the Cowgirl Creamery for a taste of signature cheeses like creamy Mt. Tam or unique Red Hawk. 

    Climb aboard a comfortable minivan and make your way through the scenic countryside while learning about Marin’s gourmet history from your guide. Stop at two more artisanal creameries for a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities to learn how your favorite cheeses are crafted and aged. Taste creamy goat cheese, nutty sheep cheese, and robust blue cheese.

    On the farms, wander around with the farmers and pet the sheep, goats, and cows. Soak up the glorious scenery and savor the farm-fresh flavors of Marin with a gourmet picnic lunch right on the farm (see Itinerary for a sample menu). Your tour concludes back at Tomales Bay Foods in the afternoon.
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    Departure Point
    Cowgirl Creamery, 80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by 7-passenger van
    • Picnic lunch
    • All tastings
    • Professional guide
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • Discounts at select shops during tour
    • Entry/Admission - Food & Farm Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
    • Entry/Admission - Toluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Creamery
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Additional food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Tours begin and end in Point Reyes Station. Tour guests must arrange for travel to and from starting location. Please note Uber/Lyft do not pick up from this area and it is not advised to take it out there. Rental cars or pre-organized taxi service is recommended.
    • Tours run rain or shine Sunblock, hats and dressing in layers is recommended as weather can be unpredictable Cooler and cold packs are encouraged. There are lots of great foods to purchase during the tour
    • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years old or 4ft 9in (1.4 m). Child seats are not provided on the tour
    • Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated. For vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free guests, please advise at time of booking if you require special meals
    • Bring cash for additional purchases. Some businesses do not accept credit or debit cards
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 29 August 2019

    I was hesitant to book this tour and am so glad that I did. The local information and knowledge that I gained plus an amazing amount of food, fun and meeting new friends. Walked away feeling like it was time and money well spent. Highly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Andrew M
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    Thank you Andrew! Was too much fun getting to know you and Sven. Thank you for your great questions and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Point Reyes.

    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    There is nothing like a tour of a region by someone who has lived there most of his/her life and has a love and a passion of its history and what make the area so special. Kate our guide was such a person – delightful,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank George S
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed and wonderful review! I have passed it on to Kate, as I am sure she will be over the moon to receive such glowing remarks. We are delighted to have hosted you and...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    My daughter and I took the tour together and both loved it. Deicious bakery treats and cheese tastes starting at Cow Girl Creamery, with a helpful history about saving family farms in Marin County...through cheese and cooperation. Visited two different farms--one cow, one goat/sheep--and learned...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank T C
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

    We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Hope to have you back.

    Reviewed 23 January 2019

    We regularly visit Point Reyes, but we had never done the Food & Farm Tour, despite hearing great things. When our parents came out to visit, we decided it would be a great opportunity to finally try it out -- and we're so glad we...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Caroline F
    foodandfarmtours, Owner at Food & Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

    Our pleasure Caroline, such a wonderful day with you and your family!

    Reviewed 13 December 2018

    We had a wonderful time learning about Pt. Reyes and its rich agricultural past. Katie was a thoroughly delightful and knowledgeable tour guide, and our visit to Tomales Farmstead Creamery was delicious and educational. We thoroughly recommend Food and Farm Tours to anyone who wants...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank chiefgearhead
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    • Duration: 5h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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