Welcome to Farmstead

The first Farmstead Cheeses and Wines opened in 2003 in the Alameda Marketplace.

Since that time, we've become a destination for Bay Area foodies and have been named Best Cheese Store and Best Wine Store by several East Bay publications.

We opened our second shop in Montclair Village in 2008.

Relax,  It's Just Food is more than just our motto - it's how we approach the often intimidating process of selecting great cheeses and wines with and for our customers.

We dislike food and wine snobs as much as you do, but that won't stop us from finding under the radar and hard-to-find wines and perfectly presented handcrafted and artisan cheeses.

  • Vlaskaas
    Vlaskaas.  This pasteurized cow milk cheese is richer than Gouda, delivering bold flavors and great meltability.    Try it in a cheese plate with fruit, sliced ...

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    Do You Fondue?
    It’s wintertime and thoughts turn to melted cheese. That’s right, it’s Fondue Time! Personally, I can’t think of a better way to eat...

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  • Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article on Loire Wines...

    (Article originally appeared in May/June 2011 issues of Alameda and Oakland magazines)
    The Loire Valley is one of France’s largest and most diverse wine regions, with 65 designated wine...

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    Moliterno al Tartufo
    Produced on the Italian island of Sardinia Pecorino Moliterno al Tartufo is a raw sheep's milk cheese shot through with thick veins of black truffle.

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  • Fiscalini bandage wrapped Cheddar
    Fiscalini Bandaged Cheddar Award winning cheesemaker Jorge Mariano Gonzalez handcrafts and inspects every 60 pound wheel of Fiscalini Farms' bandage-wrapped raw-milk cheddar. It is quite rare...

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    Gourmet Names Farmstead One of the Best Cheese...

    Tucked into a cozy space in the Alameda Marketplace, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines offers a small but mighty selection of well-chosen cheeses, from regional favorites...

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  • Oakland Magazine Article on Cahors
    Impressed by Cahors:  A Bit About the Jewel of Southwest France  
    - Jeff Diamond (also appeared in Alameda Magazine)

    I had the great fortune to visit the...

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    Montasio is a raw cow's milk cheese from NE Italy. Montasio is the only DOP cheese of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, specifically Carnia, the northern portion of the...

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  • Wine dinners and special events
    From time to time we present intimate, interesting and incredible events at top local restaurants featuring winemakers and personalities from around the wine world.
    In the...

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