Point Reyes Farmstead
You could say our love of cheese is inherited. In 1904, Great Grandfather Tobias Giacomini left Northern Italy and landed in Northern California with a dream of raising chickens and cows. Here we are, over 100 years later, and we're still a family of passionate farmers, doing what we love. Our family's journey started in 1938 when Grandfather Waldo moved his family to Point Reyes, where Bob was raised. In 1959 with his new bride Dean, Bob purchased our dairy farm (only 3 miles north of his parent's farm) to sell milk to the local creamery. Bob and Dean started with 150 cows and raised the herd to over 500 by the mid 1990s. They also raised four daughters.
Bob had a dream to make cheese, but needed a little help to make it a reality. Karen, Diana, Lynn and Jill came back to the farm (leaving various business careers behind) to produce an
artisanal product that we could offer across the country.
Our family’s goal was to create something that would combine our mutual appreciation of farm fresh food, our love for the land where we were raised, and our desire to keep our family’s legacyalive for future generations. The dream was realized in August 2000, when the first wheels of Original Blue, California’s only classic style blue cheese, were made.
Today, in addition to our award winning cheeses, we have expanded our business again. We now offer farm-to-table educational experiences at The Fork, our extraordinary new culinary and educational center.