Located in Tulare County, just south of the Kings River, Bravo Farms sits off the Traver exit. Bravo Farms is truly a one-stop travelers destination consisting of a well stocked store, a café with indoor and outdoor dining, fruit stand, miniature golf course, fire pit and four-story tree house.
Walking into the storefront you feel as if you are stepping into your grandfather’s work shed or barn filled with collectibles from a time forgotten. The walls and windowsills are lined with old metal signs, glass bottles, chimes and tractor parts turned furniture.
But the Big Cheese (pun intended) is Bravo Farms handcrafted cheese. Bravo Farms boosts production of 300,000 pounds per year of fourteen different cheese varieties. Seasonal varieties like cranberry cheddar and sweet smoky jalapeno are only available at the store. In addition to cheese tasting, families can enjoy watching cheese makers in action every weekday until 5 pm. The Tulare Cannonball is a staff favorite which resembles a smoked Gouda and was named for its cannonball shape. The rich cabernet white cheddar actually uses wine from Cedar View Winery located in Sanger.
If by the end of your visit you aren’t full on samples and snacks, there is something for everyone on the Café menu that boosts fried cheese curds among its other road stop favorites like chowder, wings and burgers.
In all, Bravo Farms is a true local gem that embodies Valley pride and commitment to small business.