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Gourmet Cheese Department

Our gourmet cheese departments offer the best selections of artisan cheeses in the county.

Whether you're looking for a locally produced artisan cheese or something from the old world, our selection is unmatched.

In addition, our skilled cheese mongers can direct you to cheeses that are at their peak of flavor and value. We can create cheese courses and platters that will make your party the talk of the town, and can help you pair cheese with your favorite wines and meats.

Oliver's Own Cheese Platter Menu


Oliver's Gourmet Cheese Department

Colette Hatch
Gourmet Cheese Coordinator
Colette Hatch is an internationally known food and wine authority who has been a cheese consultant to and member of the Oliver’s family for the past ten years. She serves as the coordinator for the Cheese Departments in all three of our stores.  Her career spans more than three decades and covers all aspects of food and wine marketing and management.

Wade Johnson
Cotati Gourmet Cheese Manager


Robert Deakins
Stony Point Gourmet Cheese Manager

Real Food, Real People,…Real Cheese!
All three relate to how I feel working at Oliver’s market. We offer an awesome selection of the finest cheese, salami, crackers from around the world. Above all, we love the cheese and cheese makers of Sonoma County. All of their products are made by hand-Real food, Real People, Real Cheese. Our staff  is very educated and dedicated to helping our customers find the right cheese for any occasion. I invite you to stop by any of our cheese departments and experience the bounty of our county!

Matt Hyer
Montecito Gourmet Cheese Manager


Emily O'Conor
Windsor Gourmet Cheese Manager

Cheesy Recipes:

Membrillo (Quince Paste)

Savory Potato, Summer Squash and Ricotta Gratin

Potato and Comte Galette


Where "Local" Means Sonoma County

To us Local means Sonoma County -- period. Not Marin, not Napa, and definitely not the state of California, as some of our competitors define it.

From the day we opened our doors in 1988, we’ve built our business on the simple premise that the best food and wine in the world are produced here, in Sonoma County. We didn’t feel like we were pioneers at the time, but as people have come to understand and embrace the value of locally grown and made food and the value of shopping locally, we realize we were part of the early days of the movement.

As a Sonoma County business, we’ve built enduring relationships with local growers, makers, and manufacturers, because they make the foods and wines we love. Many of them were getting started when we were. Now they are nationally known, but for us, they are still old friends who often delivered products to our Cotati store in their cars back in the late 1980s.

Along with local products being excellent choices for taste and quality reasons, buying locally also improves our local economy. The dollars you spend at local retailers buying local products support other local businesses and our tax base, too!

Tasting Notes

Matt Rice

Sophisticated Summertime Spritzs

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Let’s Hear it for Dad!

This Sunday is Father's Day, a day to celebrate and honor dear old Dad. That means it's time to pick out a gift to show him how much you appreciate all that he has done for you throughout your life. Here at Oliver's Market, we have the perfect gift for him, and any other father figure in your life - American Whiskey!

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This week we're offering Fitzgerald Kelly peaches and nectarines. Fitzgerald Kelly is a sustainable peach and nectarine grower from Kingsburg, which is just south of Fresno. His fruit is lovingly farmed through the growing season, and then hand-picked and hand-packaged at the peak of ripeness, resulting in outstanding quality season after season. 

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