Join Stepladder Cheese Club & Get $40 in Free Cheese

Embark on a quarterly culinary expedition with our unique Stepladder Creamery Cheese Club. Every three months, our expert cheese selectors become your personal guides, curating 1.5 pounds of extraordinary farmstead goat's and cow's milk cheeses in 4 delectable flavors, including one limited edition club-exclusive variety and Curated Pairings like Stepladder Honey, artisanal jams and salamis.

1.5 Pounds of Small Batch Artisan Cheese

Curated Pairings like Stepladder Honey, Artisanal Jams and Salamis

Cheese Club Exclusive Cheeses

$25 Off Stepladder Tours

Discounts on our Website and at our Farm

Try California's finest cheese, from our family to yours.

Sold in 15+ Michelin Star restaurants, every unique bite is a testament to our cared-for animals and old fashioned techniques that delivers unique tastes and textures to your palate.

Try California's finest cheese, from our family to yours.

Sold in 15+ Michelin Star restaurants, every unique bite is a testament to our cared-for animals and old fashioned techniques that delivers unique tastes and textures to your palate.

Cheese as Nature Intended

Our delightful goat's milk, cow's milk, and mixed-milk cheeses are perfect for occasions, gifting,
or simply just enjoying incredible farm to table food.

Two smiling people leaning on a farm gate with goats behind them.

Small Family Farm

and Business

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Natural Practices
with No Additives

A plate with gourmet cheese, dried fruit, hazelnuts, and a cracker.

Small batch production unforgettable flavor

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Passion for Sustainable Farming

Cheese as Nature Intended

Our delightful goat's milk, cow's milk, and mixed-milk cheeses are perfect for occasions, gifting,

or simply just enjoying incredible farm to table food.

Small Family Farm

Natural Practices with No Additives

Small Batch Production, Unforgettable Flavor

Passion for Sustainable

Farming

What You Get...

1.5 Pounds of Cheese in 4 Flavors - Every 3 Months

Our expert cheesemakers become your personal guides, curating 1.5 pounds of extraordinary farmstead cheeses in 4 flavors, including one club-exclusive variety.

Specialty Artisan Pairing & Rustic Bakery Crackers

Each shipment is complemented with specially chosen pairings—think artisanal Stepladder honey, local jam, premium salami, and Rustic Bakery Crackers.

Discount Creamery Tours For You & up to 20 Friends

Delight in an exclusive $25 discount person on your Creamery Tour, welcoming up to 20 guests to share in the experience.

Member Only Add-On's & 10% OFF all Orders

Have the chance to buy more cheeses and special add-ons at exclusive member prices. If our stock permits, you can increase your share of member-exclusive cheeses.

1 Cheese Club

5 Exclusive Benefits

Every Membership = 1 Exclusive Cheese

In each of these special deliveries, you'll discover a cheese marvel available only to our members. Imagine indulging in exclusive past Cheese Club ONLY creations like triple crème cheeses adorned with fresh truffle, clothbound goat cheddar, and cherry-smoked jack, direct from the depths of our cheese caves. Our dedicated creamery team takes pride in crafting these novel delights, occasionally reviving the most beloved as seasonal treasures.

PICTURED HERE - The February 2024 shipment featured a new version of Burning Love, Cabrillo, Marinated Fromage Blanc and LumberJack. This version of Burning Love is a large-format cow's milk triple crème dusted with a blend of Hungarian Sweet Paprika, Sweet Calabrian Chili Powder and Pasilla Negro Chili Powder.

"Our fridge is always stocked with Stepladder cheese from our shipments. It's a fun to share with friends and guests."

— Vern, Cheese Club member since 2020

How it Works

The Stepladder Cheese Club box is incredibly easy to buy and use. All you have to do is order it online and it will arrive at your doorstep.

STEP 1

Join The Club

Join our Quarterly Cheese Club and embark on a seasonal journey of exquisite flavors. Discover unique, small-batch cheeses, crafted exclusively for members like you. We will follow up via email with all the important information and a link to your control your subscription.

STEP 2

Receive Your Box

Expect your package to land on your doorstep, fresh and chilled, within 1-2 days. We dispatch our parcels on the first Monday of February, May, August, and November. And for our members in select West Coast States, we're delighted to offer complimentary shipping. All other states we offer discounted $25 2-day shipping.

STEP 3

Savor With Friends

Enhance your culinary expertise and deepen friendships as you relish our artisan, small-batch cheeses and exclusive member-only selections. Each box is an opportunity to explore and celebrate the world's finest cheeses together.

Stepladder Cheese Club

Here’s what’s included in your Cheese Club Subscription:

  • 1.5 Pounds of cheese in 4 flavors

  • 1 Cheese Club exclusive cheese

  • Quarter pound of artisan crackers from Rustic Bakery

  • $25 off Stepladder Creamery Tour (up to 20 people for a $500 savings)

  • A pairing item. Previous shipments have featured our famous Avocado Blossom Honey, cured meat and marmalade.

  • Discount add ons & 10% off all other orders

  • SHIPPING DATES

    • February

    • May

    • August

    • November

NEW CUSTOMER OFFER

Get $40 Dollars in FREE Cheese with your first shipment.

Receive a FREE Lumberjack, Big Sur and Marinated Fromage Blanc when out checkout now.

Free Shipping* | Delivered Cold | Made in California

*to select states: AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, and WA

Our passion for cheese is matched only by our promise to you: love it or get a full refund. Nine years of happy customers and Michelin Star restaurants can't be wrong.

“Mouthwatering Cheese”

"The finest goat milk cheeses"

"We love the variety of cheese and supporting our favorite Creamery!"

— Julie, Cheese Club member since 2021

Past Cheese Club Exclusives

Burning Love

Burning Love is a large-format cow's milk triple crème dusted with a blend of Hungarian Sweet Paprika, Sweet Calabrian Chili Powder and Pasilla Negro Chili Powder.

Super Bloom

Super Bloom is a large format cow's milk bloomy rind triple crème molded in the shape of a heart with the addition of rose, cornflower and marigold petals.

Gorda

Gorda is a funky flavored, semi-soft goat's milk and cow's milk cheese.

Cabrillo Grande Reserve

Cabrillo Grande Reserve is the extra-aged version of our year-round, top-selling cheese, Cabrillo, aging for over 2 years.

Labnah

Labneh is Mediterranean style yogurt cheese that dates back over 2,000 years. It's a light, refreshing and a versatile cheese. It's is a fresh cow's milk yogurt strained to the consistency of a soft spreadable cheese and lightly salted to accentuate that tart zip a fresh yogurt has.

Clothbound Goat Cheddar

Clothbound Goat Cheddar is made in the traditional English cheddar style with 100% farmstead goat's milk. We love the tart acidity and herbaceous notes of the goat's milk, and the sweet milk aroma. It pairs great with dry cider, hoppy beers, and acidic white wines.

Meet the creamery
owners

MICHELLE & JACK RUDOLPH

Stepladder was originally founded in 1870 as a cattle ranch and part of the Harmony Valley Creamery Association. Over the last century, the property has changed hands, and operations, several times before being acquired by Jack and Michelle Rudolph’s family.

In 2015, Jack and Michelle re-converted the 1870s ranch back into a licensed creamery operation – turning their hobby interest in farmstead cheesemaking into a beloved California Central Coast staple.

Meet the creamery owners

Michelle & Jack Rudolph

In 2015, Jack and Michelle re-converted the 1870s ranch back into a licensed creamery operation – turning their hobby interest in farmstead cheesemaking into a beloved California Central Coast staple.

Stepladder was originally founded in 1870 as a cattle ranch and part of the Harmony Valley Creamery Association. Over the last century, the property has changed hands, and operations, several times before being acquired by Jack and Michelle Rudolph’s family.

Sustainable from Start to End

STEPLADDER CREAMERY

Being a sustainable ranch and creamery is non-negotiable for us. We love where we live and work, and want to keep it just as beautiful as when we got here.

How do we stay sustainable?

Solar-Power

A 50KW solar array on the farm produces roughly 90 percent of the energy we use

Water Catchments

We rely on spring water and a large rain catchment refreshed by the annual rain as our main source

Circular Waste-Reduction

We utilize the manure from the goats to fertilize our orchards, and free-roaming Stepladder piggies receive the spent whey from the creamery and get to eat any unsellable harvested fruit and veg.

Watch The Stepladder Creamery Story

From 100+ years of Central California history to our dairy goat princess lifestyle, watch the Stepladder Creamery story.

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