Cheese. Wine. Friendships.

The best improve with age.
And the best of all three led to William Cofield Cheesemakers

  Keith, left, and Rob circa 1990.

Keith, left, and Rob circa 1990.

William Cofield Cheesemakers brings to Sonoma County its first proper British style cheesemaker.

In doing so it also brings together two old friends - one a winemaker, one a cheesemaker and both at the top of their game. Their reunion has resulted in their best work yet.

Keith Adams and Rob Hunter, founders of William Cofield Cheesemakers, are proud to introduce Wine Country to two tasty and exciting new cheeses: a complex, Stilton-inspired blue, a lush, cloth-bound aged Cheddar.

And for the more mild and playful at heart, William Cofield offers the squeakiest cheese curds this side of the Wisconsin border. All three cheeses make use of certified organic milk from grass-fed cows in nearby Petaluma.  

  Bodega Blue

Bodega Blue

  McKinley Cheddar

McKinley Cheddar

The blue, the aged cheddar and the curds serve as the latest in the prize-winning canon of cheesemaker Keith Adams, whose own work and reputation with Alemar Cheese gave him valued access to master cheesemakers in the U.S., Canada and England.  He created William Cofield Cheesemakers with wine country luminary Rob Hunter, former winemaker for Markham, Sterling, and for the past 12 years, Bennett Lane Winery. Rob brings to William Cofield Cheesemakers the same gift of precision and detail that defined his wines and established his name worldwide.

The result is a taste experience that meets not only the exact demands of proper British style cheese, but the demands that two successful, passionate men have of their craft and themselves.

From two best friends, William Cofield offers cheese worthy of yours.