Support Local Farmers and Ranchers Every Time You Shop

Some of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed meats, cheeses, milk, fruits, vegetables and wool products come from MALT-protected farms and ranches. Every time you shop, you can choose to support family farmers. Access the printable guide here!


Cheese, Butter

Bivalve Dairy

The newest creamery to West Marin doesn’t come without experience.  Karen Taylor, a sixth-generation dairywoman, and her family are sure to delight the taste buds of both artisan cheese lovers and butter connoisseurs.

Bianchini Ranch, Point Reyes Station 
MALT-protected since 2018


Clover Sonoma

The Clover brand sources milk from family farms in Marin and Sonoma counties, many of which are MALT-protected!

Lafranchi Ranch
MALT-protected since 1986

Neil McIsaac & Son Dairy
MALT-protected since 1991

Moretti Dairy
MALT-protected since 2012

Moody Family Dairy
MALT-protected since 2002

Ielmorini D&C Dairy
MALT-protected since 1998


Cowgirl Creamery

Cowgirl Creamery excites its devoted followers with nationally recognized cheeses such as the Mt. Tam triple cream and the ever-adaptable Wagon Wheel. Owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith use milk sourced from MALT-protected farms.

Bivalve Dairy, Point Reyes Station
MALT-protected since 2018

Straus Dairy Farm, Marshall
MALT-protected since 1992

Cypress Lane Ranch, Petaluma
MALT-protected since 2009


Nicasio Valley Cheese Co.

Whatever cheese you are in the mood for, Nicasio Valley Cheese Co. can deliver. Locarno, San Geronimo and delicate Foggy Morning are a few favorites. The Lafranchis use milk from their dairy to produce their artisanal cheese. Swing by the creamery for a taste.

Lafranchi Ranch, Nicasio
MALT-protected since 1986


Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.’s Bay Blue is a real treat, and its Aged Gouda will have you coming back for more. The Giacomini sisters carry on a family heritage, producing a variety of artisan cheese using milk from their farm and energy from their ranch. Tours available!  

Giacomini Dairy, Point Reyes Station
MALT-protected since 2005

Milk, butter, yogurt

Straus Family Creamery

Albert Straus’s mother, Ellen Straus, co-founded MALT. The partnership continues to this day, and two of the dairies they source milk from are MALT-protected.

Straus Dairy Farm, Marshall
MALT-protected since 1992

Cypress Lane Ranch, Petaluma
MALT-protected since 2009

Goat and sheep cheese, milk

Tomales Farmstead Creamery

Interested in cheese made from the milks of goat, sheep and cow? Then explore Tomales Farmstead Creamery’s choices such as Teleeka, Kenne and Atika. Tours are available of this creamery owned by David Jablons and Tamara Hicks.

Toluma Farms, Tomales
MALT-protected since 2010