About Spring Hill Jersey Cheese:
Spring Hill Jersey Cheese is a certified organic, handcrafted, artisan estate cheese. The homestead cheese is made from the milk of owner Larry Peter's herd of pasture-grazed Jersey cows on the Spring Hill Dairy just west of Petaluma in Sonoma County. The milk of Jersey cows contains a higher butterfat content, resulting in an incomparable rich and creamy flavor. Larry Peter began his dairy in 1987, and started producing Spring Hill Jersey Cheese in 1998. The success of Spring Hill cheeses grew out of the word of mouth testaments from customers in the local Farmer's Markets and can now be found in numerous stores throughout California. Spring Hill's cheeses continue to collect awards at various competitions.
Over the years, Spring Hill has developed a broad line of cheeses including: Quark, Butter, and a range of Cheddars and Jacks, which are offered (in addition to their traditional forms) in a variety of natural herb and spice flavors including garlic, pesto, and sage. Spring Hill also produces a number of specialty cheeses including: Cheese Curds, squeaky and fresh, and Dry Jack, rich in flavor and aged for a harder texture.
*** Please Note: The dairy is currently not open to the public except during the Great Peter Pumpkin Patch. ***
About Petaluma Creamery: Home of Spring Hill Jersey Cheese
Founded in 1913, the "Creamery" has been an integral part of the farming tradition in the Sonoma County. Larry Peter's purchase of the Petaluma Creamery provides a facility for other local dairies to process their milk in value added products. Its revival is part of Larry Peter's dedication to providing a base for local dairy farmers to continue and develop the rich tradition and heritage of Sonoma cheesemaking. Sonoma County is home to some of the world's best dairy country. The coastal salt air, fog, and mild climate all help produce great grass and healthy cows. The dairy cows are primarily pasture fed and are also supported by the dedicated animal husbandry of dairy farmers. Healthy, primarily pasture fed cows provide great, nutritious cheese full of taste. Dairy farming and cheesemaking have been a strong tradition in the area since the early 1800's. It's an honor to a part of Petaluma's rich agricultural heritage which has been a source of pride and identity for generations of local residents and dairy families. 2013 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Creamery's foundation. We hope you'll come celebrate with us!
621 Western Avenue, Petaluma, California | 707-762-3446