Monkeyflower Ranch


Home of Garden Variety Cheese

1481 San Miguel Canyon Rd. Royal Oaks CA 95076

Monkeyflower Ranch is a 40-acre farm located in Royal Oaks. Originally purchased by Rebecca King and family in 2008, Monkeyflower specializes in sheep, pig and poultry products. The farm's name comes from the sticky monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus), a plant native to coastal California that is found in abundance throughout the ranch. The ranch is home to 100 milking ews that produce a rich sweet milk perfect for making cheese & yogurt. In 2009 Rebecca began commercial milking and cheese production for her farmstead cheese business, Garden Variety Cheese. The cheese and yogurt are sold at Bay Area and Central Coast farmers' markets, restaurants and retail locations. Their farm-share customers can also purchase eggs and free-range lamb, pork, and duck that have been naturally raised without antibiotics, hormones, steroids or chemical interventions. At Monkeyflower Ranch producing high quality meat and dairy products has always been based on land stewardship and holistic management.

Tour Description

A guided tour of the animal areas, milking barn, cheese making facility & cave will take place throughout the day starting at 10am. Check back for specific times TBD.

Products for sale

A complete selection of their Garden Variety Cheese brands, cheese, yogurt & meat will be available for sale.

Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food


“We are very passionate
about what we produce
and we want to pass this
on to you"

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