As a reminder, we continue to remain closed for creamery and farm tours and site visits for the remainder of the year.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to produce cheese and keep our small business alive and well. You can find our cheeses online, at our farmer's markets or at Soto's True Earth in downtown Cambria.
Check out our virtual tour above, order online, and check back for updates. We can't wait to have you all back again.
Creamery Tours FAQs
Do you accept walk-ins without reservations?
Since we are a working farm with a very limited staff, we are not open to the public without a reservation. All tours are booked here on our website. For last-minute inquiries, please email us at email@example.com.
How do I get to Stepladder Ranch & Creamery?
Once you book your tour online, we will send an automated email with driving directions to our locked gate. All visits are by reservation, as we do our best to respect the privacy of our neighbors and staff on the property.
May I bring my pet?
For the safety of your animals and ours, we DO NOT allow dogs on the property. Our herd dogs are very kind to humans, but they are protective (and potentially dangerous) around other animals. Our livestock dogs will track vehicles if there is a dog inside, so you are unable to leave animals in the car during your tour. Thanks for your understanding.
What should I wear?
You should dress for the weather but always wear closed-toed shoes. Our goats are friendly and may get close to you and rub up on your clothing. You'll want to wear sunscreen and a hat if it's a hot day since we will spend most of the tour outside! Tours are rain or shine, so bring boots and an umbrella if the forecast shows rain.
Can I buy cheese after the tour?
Yes! After the tour, you'll have the opportunity to purchase cheese, Stepladder Ranch & Creamery merchandise and other goodies. Join the Cheese Club and get a FREE tour for up to 12 people and 20% off anything in our Tasting Room!
Can I buy your cheese without attending a farm tour?
Yes! Visit our local purveyors in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and beyond! You can find it at Soto's True Earth Market on Main Street. For wholesale inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us at the Cambria farmers' market on Friday afternoons.
Do you offer Farm Stays?
We'd love for you to book your next vacation with us! The Big House at Stepladder Ranch offers guests a coastal escape just outside of Cambria.
I have more than 20 people, can I book a large group tour?
We are happy to accommodate large groups, but we need to make special arrangements on our end to ensure we have enough staff on hand and transportation is organized in advance. Please email us at email@example.com for large group pricing and availability. Tours are $20/person.
Can we have a picnic on the farm after our tour?
To preserve the intimate nature of our farm and residences, we do not offer a public picnic area. You will need to leave the farm after your tour due to our rotating tour schedule and farm staff responsibilities. We encourage you to visit the amazing beaches on HWY 1 with grills and picnic tables- located only 15 minutes away! For any special requests, please email us directly.
How are your tours for people with limited mobility?
Our farm is mostly on uneven terrain, so it can be a bit challenging to accommodate guests with limited mobility, though we will do our best to create a special experience for all guests on our farm. We can set up a special cheese tasting outside our farm shop and bring guests with limited mobility near the goat pen to get a closer view. Please get in touch for more details on navigating the tour with any special needs or accommodations.