Straus Family Creamery
Photo © Albert Straus
Straus Family Creamery is a small, family-owned, organic creamery that produces milk, ice cream, yogurt, and butter with milk sourced from their own dairy and from two other local, family dairies.
Read more about their history and the founders of the dairy, Bill and Ellen Straus on their website.
Learn about their unique location on the beautiful shores of Tomales Bay.
Bill Straus began farming in 1941 with just 23 cows here on the beautiful shores of Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore, 60 miles north of San Francisco. Ellen Straus, his wife, read the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in the early 1960s and began the family's strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
Their products are available from a wide range of stores in California and beyond.
They've won gold medals at the Los Angeles County Fair, the American Cheese Society and the California State Fair. They were named the Best Butter in America by House and Garden Magazine. Their products have been called "extraordinary" by Martha Stewart, who has featured the dairy, creamery and products on her television show.
Hours Open: By appointment only. Public tours and special events offered seasonally.
Seasons Open: By appointment.
Son Albert began the conversion of the dairy to a certified organic dairy in 1993. In 1994 Straus became the first certified organic dairy and creamery in the Western United States. They are deeply committed to producing milk and dairy products that are organic and healthful for everyone and developing sustainable, environmentally sound practices in farming and food processing.