The Lavender Ridge Cheese Market features a selection of extraordinary specialty cheeses to pair with our handcrafted artisan wines. We support local Artisan Cheese makers and fine cheese makers world wide.
In our tasting room, we offer the opportunity to pair our cheeses with our Rhone Wines. Learn how to enhance your wine enjoyment with remarkable food and cheese pairings with the help of our professional staff. Our market is guided by cheesemonger, Judy Creighton. Judy is a core instructor at the Cheese School of San Francisco and C'est Le Cheese in Sacramento. She is a columnist in the Sierra Lodestar and locally she is know as "The Calaveras Cheese Lady."
Our cheese case is full of unique cheeses, exciting condiments, and charcuterie ready to enjoy for a picnic in nearby Murphys Community Park or to serve a cheese plate in your hotel, cabin, or home. Lavender Ridge staff can help you with your choices. Private Cheese and Wine Pairing Classes are held by appointment at the tasting room. Ask about our current availability at 209.728.2441. Some group classes are available as well (check our upcoming events page) -- A guided tasting in a relaxed sit-down setting featuring an extraordinary selection of Artisan Cheeses . Paired with Lavender Ridge & Coppermine Wines.
We stock everything you need for a perfect cheese course!
FINE CHEESES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
IN OUR CHEESE MARKET CASE:
CYPRESS GROVE PURPLE HAZE CHEVRE
ST AGUR BLUE
COWGIRL CREAMERY MT. TAM AND RED HAWK
GRAFTON VILLAGE VERMONT CHEDDAR
ROARING 40S AUSTRALIAN BLUE
SPANISH ARTESANO MANCHEGO
BELLWETHER FARMS CARMODY
AGED GRUYERE DE COMTE
BARELY BUZZED SEAHIVE
VELLA DRY JACK ‘SELECT’
ITALIAN LA TUR
POINT REYES TOMA
OTHER FINE FOODS TO ENJOY:
CREMENELLI, MOLINARI, LAQUERCIA SAUSAGES & MEATS
QUINCE PASTE, GIRL & THE FIG COMPOTES,
SWEET OLIVE OIL TORTAS, PRESERVES & HONEYS
SOUTH AFRICAN PEPPADEWS
RUSTIC BAKERY CRACKERS AND RAINCOAST CRISPS
SPANISH FIG CAKES
ZINGERMAN'S ALL NATURAL ZZANG BARS
FINE CHOCOLATES FOR WINE PAIRINGS