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Ramini Mozzarella, Tomales

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Ramini Mozzarella is a small artisan cheese company in Tomales, California that makes local, fresh mozzarella cheese that is worthy of comparison to the wonderful mozzarella di bufala that is made in Italy.

We have our own herd of water buffalo that is growing with the demand for our cheese from local chefs, who previously struggled with undependable supplies of mozzarella flown in from southern Italy--a challenge for a cheese that ideally is consumed within just a few days of being made.

We are pleased to supply some of the finest local Bay Area restaurants, including Delfina in San Francisco, Poggio Trattoria in Sausalito, the two Rosso Pizzerias in Petaluma and Santa Rosa, Pizzalina in San Anselmo, Farmshop in Larkspur, and Zazu in Forestville.

We also conduct tours and do tastings by appointment.

If you'd like to visit, just email craig@raminimozzarella.com to make a reservation.

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  • What a wonderful experience we had getting acquainted with the incredible owner, Audrey, and her beautiful and fascinating water buffalo! The cheeses (mozzarella and ricotta) are delicious. This is... 
    What a wonderful experience we had getting acquainted with the incredible owner, Audrey, and her beautiful and fascinating water buffalo! The cheeses (mozzarella and ricotta) are delicious. This is...  more »
  • Well worth the trip! Audrey Hitchcock and her staff are great hosts, loving of their animals, and passionate about their pursuit. A lecture, short tour, and visit with friendly people and water.....  more
    Well worth the trip! Audrey Hitchcock and her staff are great hosts, loving of their animals, and passionate about their pursuit. A lecture, short tour, and visit with friendly people and water.....  more »
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  • One of the most magical dairies that I’ve ever been to! The owner Audrey absolutely loves these buffalo! These animals are gentle and loving. The passion and care that goes into the buffalo can be tasted in their mozzarella. I highly suggest you go on a tour I learned so much about water buffalo. This visit really change my mind about the American dairy system.
  • What an amazing experience! I took my whole family there for a tour yesterday. My 9yo son had a great time of course, but so did my 16yo son! That's rare and special. The owner, Audrey, is a great storyteller and the tour begins with an epic one. There were laughs and tears, lots of facts about the animals, and a great history of the farm. There was a Q&A session afterwards, with kids and adults alike asking smart questions and receiving excellent answers. After the opening presentation, we went into the milking barn to learn about that aspect of the business. A demonstration wasn't possible, but there was a lot of info shared and another Q&A session. After that was the cheese tasting and free time. You can imagine how good the fresh mozzarella was, especially when prepared by an expert! The tour ended with the highlight of the day - a petting session with the calves! We had been able to interact with the buffalo all day through the fences, which was awesome, but we actually got to go inside the corral for this last part! Audrey explained how to interact with them and everything was perfectly safe. I don't want to write too much about this part because there are some nice surprises that you should discover for yourself! There was fresh cheese for sale at the end, cash or check only. We obviously brought a bunch home with us. It has a pretty short shelf life so make sure you don't get too carried away. I had to write this review when I woke up this morning because I spent all last night dreaming about water buffalo!

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