You roll into Sonoma, bumping into the square to which most roads lead. You park just off the square and note the wooden cow with the hollow face, ready to poke your head in as a souvenir. This playful touch welcomes you to The Epicurean Connection, the perfect point of embarkation for a Sonoma tour. It’s uniquely Sonoma, adorned with art from locals with painted windows reflecting the season.
You’ve entered happiness, a place where long time cheese monger / cheese maker / cheese lesson-giver Sheana Davis welcomes you… along with very friendly, very capable hometown kids, friends of Sheana’s daughter. In fact, this cheese shop / cafe reflects the essence of Slow Food: good, simple food paired with often exclusive wines from local families.
Whether because of or in spite of bouts with cancer, Sheana continues to create amazing food experiences, from dinners to catering, while enjoying life in small town Sonoma. Sheana is not only a model of how powerful pursuing your passion can be but the power of connecting to enjoy life and help people (especially farmers and food businesses). I’m glad to see an online medical expense fundraiser to help this amazing gal.
Enjoy this quick video with Sheana’s tips for wine and food. So like her, she nearly forgot to mention her own shop, where several times a week you can plant yourself on one of the wooden picnic tables inside to dine with a farmer who produced what you’re eating and listen to live music from locals: