Private creamery tours are one hour long and give you a
unique opportunity to visit with our herd of LaMancha goats, see the
inside our milking parlor, peek into our creamery and learn all about
how we make our cheeses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to accommodate all tour requests!
Once you book your tour, you will receive 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.
For the safety of your animals and ours, we do not allow outside pets on the property. Our herd dogs are very kind to humans, but they are protective (and potentially dangerous) around other animals.
You should prepare for appropriate weather, but always wear close-toed shoes. Our goats are friendly and may get close to you and rub up on your clothing. If you are allergic to poison oak, please be mindful of petting the animals. The goats do graze the property and may have had contact with poison oak. You'll want to wear sunscreen and a hat if it's a hot day, since we will spend most of the tour outside!
Yes! After the tour, you'll have the opportunity to purchase cheese, Stepladder Ranch & Creamery swag and other goodies.
Yes! Visit our local purveyors in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and beyond! Check out our Where to Buy page for all locations. For wholesale inquiries, please email us at email@example.com
Yes! We'd love for you to book your next vacation with us! The Big House at Stepladder Ranch offers guests a coastal escape to our beautiful 740-acre ranch in Cambria. This spacious home offers plenty of room for a large family getaway, reunion or group retreat with limitless activities! Find us on VRBO and Airbnb.
Yes, we are happy to accommodate large groups, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for large group pricing and availability. Groups over 12 people will get a discounted rate.
To preserve the intimate nature of our farm and residence, we do not offer a public picnic area. You will need to leave the farm promptly after your tour due to our quickly rotating tour schedule and farm responsibilities. We encourage you to visit the amazing beaches on HWY 1 with grills and picnic tables- located only 15 minutes away!
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.