The Field Kitchen is thrilled to host our next Farm Class at the Achadinha Cheese Company in Petaluma. Achadinha is a family-owned goat farm run by Jim and Donna Pacheco and their four children. The diary business was started more than 60 years ago by Jim's father, and now the Pacheco family make award-winning goat (mostly) cheeses and cares for their coast (or 'the girls' as they call them) who graze year-round on 290 acres. They also raise jersey cows, beef cows chickens and even a few ducks.
We will start the day with a tour of the ranch and the cheese plant, where you will learn how the various Achadinha cheeses are made. After meeting 'the girls' and seeing the milking parlor, we will sample all of their delicious cheeses before preparing lunch together featuring other local and seasonal produce. Feel free to bring wine or beer to enjoy with the meal.
Our Farm Classes are a unique way to learn where you food comes from, how it is produced and to get to know the people who grow it. It is a truly special experience to cook and share a meal together on the very and where the ingredients come from.