Vivant Fine Cheese for gourmet, artisanal, and specialty cheeses

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Vivant fine cheese Paso Robles

Delicious cheese to be found at Vivant.

Something for every cheese lover

Vivant Fine Cheese in Paso Robles is a gourmet cheese tasting room and shop featuring premium local and imported handcrafted artisan cheeses paired with the finest Central Coast wine and beer. “We are located right in the heart of historic Downtown Paso Robles and easily accessed for those wishing to take our exceptional cheeses along with their wine tasting,” says owner Danika Gordon.

Have a delicious lunch from the menu including salads, sandwiches, and paninis. Enjoy a delicious cheese platter on the patio. The friendly staff offers in-house wine and cheese pairings with local wine.

Stop in to fill up a picnic basket, or a cheese gift basket, or browse the wide variety of locally-produced items and kitchen wares to delight gourmets and cheese aficionados!

Vivant Fine Cheese can cater events. Try an educational, fun, and entertaining wine and cheese pairing workshop led by the owner for your next party or gathering. Vivant is also a wholesale cheese supplier to over 150 wineries, restaurants, and finer stores.

Whether it’s centuries-old creamery traditions or newer bold innovations, Vivant is well-versed in all that is cheese.

Vivant Cheese Shop Paso Robles

Enjoy a Vivant cheese plate.

‘In love with cheese since…forever’

Vivant Fine Cheese has been a Paso Robles fixture since 2006. Gordon took her lifelong interest in cheese through the Cal Poly Dairy Science program where she also worked in the creamery. Four years in the creamery taught her to make cheese, butter, ice cream, and bottled milk. The last two of those years focused on sales marketing, which launched her 10-year career as a cheese broker.

Gordon bought and sold “truckloads of cheese” on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and sold cheese to large manufacturers such as Kraft and Sargento. After working in the cheese brokerage industry for ten years. She decided to open her own business in June 2006.

“The last two years before I opened the shop, I was commuting to Wisconsin two weeks a month and living on the Central Coast two weeks a month. I was ready to come home,” says Gordon. “I saw a need for a cheese shop in Paso Robles to service the wineries, and Robert Gilson, owner of Hotel Cheval, was willing to invest in the shop to help get me started.” At first, Vivant Fine Cheese was a wholesale-only business operating out of the “big cheese truck.” The truck, equipped with a real-time computer system with scales, refrigeration, and hot and cold running water, was a regular sight at local wineries. Within a few months, the need for a retail shop became apparent and Vivant Fine Cheese as we know it today opened.

Vivant Fine Cheese is located at 821 Pine Street, Suite B. Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call (805) 226-5530 or visit

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