Cheese festival features locals


A few West Marin cheesemongers will showcase their tangy products at the California Artisan Cheese Festival’s Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace, taking place at the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma on March 24. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. and Cowgirl Creamery from Point Reyes Station, Nicasio Valley Cheese Co. from Nicasio, and Bleating Heart Cheese, which just relocated to a ranch in Tomales, will be four of the 25 cheese vendors at the event. The marketplace will be held from noon to 4 p.m., and each $45 ticket provides unlimited samples of cheese, wine, beer and other items. The cheese festival will also feature a brunch earlier that day, as well as other events on March 22 and 23. For more information, visit or call (707) 523.3728.