Farm & Creamery Tour
at a 150 Year Old Ranch

Stepladder Creamery situated along San Simeon Creek in Cambria California is a small family owned artisan goat dairy and creamery specializing in small batch farm to table, handmade goat's and cow's milk cheeses.

Play With the Happiest Goats in California

Learn the Art of Cheesemaking

Experience 150 Years of California History

50 Minute scenic drive from Paso Robles

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All visits are by reservation only.

The #1 Outdoor Activity in Cambria (Tripadvisor) & Featured in

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A Beautiful Outdoor Experience

1st - Scenic Drive & Gate Greeting Awaits You

Embark on a breathtaking journey through picturesque landscapes, culminating in a warm, personal welcome right at our gate, setting the tone for an unforgettable experience. You'll drive along a beautiful San Simone Creek that is adjacent to the property.

2nd - Explore Our Historic Farm, Barn & Play with the Goats

Wander through time on our 150-year-old farm; discover the rustic charm of our ancient barn & make furry friends as you play with the goats, connecting with nature and history.

3rd - Cheesemaking Basics

Gain unique insights into the seasonal swings of dairy farming and get an introduction to how cheese is made the old fashioned way while peaking into the production side of things.

4th - Taste Freshly Made Cheese From the Source

Indulge in the ultimate cheese-tasting experience, savoring the freshest flavors straight from the source, where you'll learn to appreciate the subtleties of each variety's taste and texture.And end with a Farmstand to take home cheese and shop other goodies!

A Rare Passion for Animals & Cheese

Happy Goats

As a farmstead creamery, we raise our goats on the farm and make cheese from their milk, which allows us to manage every aspect of our cheese production. Our herd of goats graze on three acres of open pasture and oak woodlands and are protected by our dedicated Anatolian Shepherds, Lily and Gus. Our herd consists of all registered LaManchas, the only breed of goats developed in the United States, notable for their tiny ears.

Historic Ranch

Founded in 1870 and evolving through the centuries, Stepladder Ranch transitioned from cattle to a diverse operation under the Russells in the 1980s, introducing avocados and a unique climate that supports over 200 crop varieties. Now managed by their grandson Jack Rudolph and his wife Michelle, the ranch has embraced cheesemaking, producing a wide range of goat and cow cheeses, while preserving its agricultural heritage. The iconic big, red barn, over 110 years old and built by Danish shipbuilders, symbolizes the ranch's history and the enduring legacy of innovation.

Award Winning Creamery

As a farmstead creamery, we raise our goats on the farm and make cheese from their milk, which allows us to manage every aspect of our cheese production.

Our goals are to create world class products and to provide a positive and meaningful workplace for our staff, as well as a healthy, sustainable environment for our animals.

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Enjoy a Scenic Drive to Coastal Cambria CA

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*IMPORTANT NOTE: All Visits are by reservations only and please leave your fur babies at home. Pets are NOT allowed on our property.

50 minutes from Paso Robles

40 minutes from Morro Bay

55 minutes from San Luis Obispo

45 minutes from Templeton

30 minutes from Cayucos

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All visits are by reservation only.

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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