Welcome to Farmstead

The first Farmstead Cheeses and Wines opened in 2003 in the Alameda Marketplace.

Since that time, we've become a destination for Bay Area foodies and have been named Best Cheese Store and Best Wine Store by several East Bay publications.

We opened our second shop in Montclair Village in 2008.

Relax,  It's Just Food is more than just our motto - it's how we approach the often intimidating process of selecting great cheeses and wines with and for our customers.

We dislike food and wine snobs as much as you do, but that won't stop us from finding under the radar and hard-to-find wines and perfectly presented handcrafted and artisan cheeses.

  • Sea Forager
    Sea Forager Seafood - and Farmstead Montclair! Carol and I have been really enjoying the fresh caught seafood from Sea Forager, a CSF (community supported fishery) that...

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    Alle-Pia Cured Meats
    Salami from Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats We've brought in a new line of Salumi, made in Paso Robles and inspired by Italian regional cuisine. Crafted by an Italian-American family who...

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  • Sparkling Wine Club
    Sparkling Wine Club Lately, I find that I am drinking way more bubbly wine; there's always a bottle ready to go in my refrigerator.   And there...

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    Raclette
    Raclette Raclette is both a cheese and a communal meal involving the cheese. 
    Raclette the cheese is a semi-hard cheese made on both sides of the French and...

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  • Scribe Nouveau
    Scribe Nouveau of Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Like many other wine merchants, we've eschewed the Nouveau Beaujolais bandwagon for the past several years:  the idea of air-freighting cases of Nouveau Bojo to the...

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    Parmigiano Reggiano
    Cheese of the Week: Parmigiano-Reggiano Considered by some to be the greatest cheese on earth, Parmigiano-Reggiano is a magnificent cheese by any standard.  
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  • Pont l'Evêque
    One of France's oldest cheeses, Pont-l'Eveque (pohn leh veck) takes its name from a village in Normandy, the region where the cheese originated centuries ago....

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    Brillat Savarin
    Are you looking for a triple crème cheese, look no further than this store and staff all-time fave.
    Rich in butterfat with a thin, edible, pillowy...

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  • Raclette
    The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, it’s time for some comfort food, and nothing says comfort louder and clearer than melting...

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