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Cheese of the Moment:

Pata Cabra

Selection by milk: Goat, Traditional Rennet

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized


Pata Cabra, meaning “Goats Leg”, was named by its creator, Julian Cidraque whom is a third-generation goat farmer in the region of Aragon in Spain.  


This is a rare, handmade cheese made with milk from a farm of 100 goats and it is matured for 45 days to 2 months before leaving Spain. It has a yellow-orange rind and likely a thin powdery bloomed rind with grey and brown lichen.

A young Pata Cabra has a luscious creamy texture with a crisp, salty and citrusy flavor.  When aged, it is crumbly and intense, yet still bright and creamy.

This is one of our favorite cheeses here at the shop, not to mention it makes one of the best grilled cheeses we've ever had!

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831 Cheese Club

831 Cheese Club comes with

3-5 very special cheeses, many of which are not available in the shop.  You can expect the small batch, rare, weird, wild and wonderful!


Boxes are ready to be picked up around the 15th of every month.  We do not offer shipping at this time.


Subscriptions are $50 per month and will include about 3/4lb of cheese, a detailed description of the cheese, and a cheese tasting book/guide to document your cheese journey.


You can look forward to experiencing cow, sheep, goat and water buffalo milk cheeses from near and far.  

Come on in or give us a call at 831-515-7406 for more info.

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Cut-to-order Gourmet Cheese!

Cheese Shop 831 is an artisanal cheese shop located in Capitola, California. 


At over 100 different cheeses, we have many international cheeses, but strive to bring focus to local and regional cheesemakers and farmsteads.

We also showcase many small batch and hard-to-come-by cheeses that you won't find anywhere else in town.

At any point in time we carry at least 20 sheep, goat and water buffalo cheeses for those looking for a cow's milk alternative.

Everything in the shop has been carefully and thoughtfully curated with the producers, our community and the environment in mind.


At Cheese Shop 831, we want you to find new cheeses to love... Come on in to find your new favorite!


Come see us for:


  • Free Tastings All Day

  • Gourmet Grilled Cheese (11:30-2:30, Tues-Sun) 

  • Custom Cheese boxes and Platters

  • Gift Baskets & Gift Cards

  • Private Events

  • "Cheese" Cakes

  • And Much More!


Fondue Kits!

Our Fondue kits come with:


  • 1lb of our special blend of 3 Alpine cheeses (pre-grated for your pleasure and leisure)

  • a seasoning/flour blend (to ensure a perfect melty consistency)

  • detailed instructions including a list of fun stuff to dip.


Kits are $50 each and is plenty for 3-4 people.

Please pre-order with at least 24 hours notice.


Come on in, email us at Cheeseshop831@gmail or call 831-515-7406 to place your order!