Bodega & Yerba Santa Goat Dairylast updated: August 2013

Salmon family owned Bodega Goat Cheese has been in operation for over twenty years. The art of cheese making has been passed down from one generation to another. Jaime Salmon, the family patriarch made cheese for thirty years in his native Peru. Javier, the eldest son, learned cheese making as a young boy on the family ranch.

In 1984 he moved to California and created Bodega Goat Cheese. The recipes for the cheeses were inspired by those created by his father Jaime. Daniel the youngest son apprenticed with Javier.

In 2004 Bodega Goat Cheese merged with Yerba Santa Dairy in Lakeport, California.

Javier continues to make Bodega Goat Cheeses, Daniel makes Yerba Santa Cheeses and Jaime makes his personal creation –Natilla– a traditional Peruvian dessert sauce made with goat’s milk.

Their cheeses can be found at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market in San Francisco.

The farm is open for tours. Call ahead to set up a time. Shipping is also available upon request.

Contact Bodega & Yerba Santa Goat Dairy

Contact Bodega & Yerba Santa Goat Dairy

Javier and Daniel Salmon
6400 Scotts Valley Rd
Lakeport, California  95453
Phone: (707)-263-8131
Cell Phone: (707) 799-6469


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Lake County, California
  • San Francisco County, California

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