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Matos Cheese Factory

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Delicious Cheese, Great Value, Friendly Owners

Matos Cheese Factory is superb! The cheese is soooo good. I've made special trips to Santa Rosa... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2015
Sarah S
Flagstaff, Arizona
A hole in the wall - but amazing cheese at a great value!

If you like aged cheddar, you have to visit this real, working cheese factory in the backwoods... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2015
Huntington Beach
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  • Average0%
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  • Terrible10%
29 Sep 2017
“Their cheese HAS to be sampled!!!”
16 May 2018
“Maybe should have tried the cheese”
A cheese factory.
3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
+1 707-823-4454
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

Matos Cheese Factory is superb! The cheese is soooo good. I've made special trips to Santa Rosa when in California just to get a taste of their delicious cheese. The owners are really friendly and I love the chance to practice my Portuguese with them!...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 16 February 2015

If you like aged cheddar, you have to visit this real, working cheese factory in the backwoods around Santa Rosa, CA. Punch the address in your GPS and don't be surprised when you have to navigate past cows, sheds, tractors to get to the small...More

1  Thank JulianSolo
Reviewed 26 December 2014

The name says Factory, but you are going right to the Farm. Matos Cheese Factory only makes one type of cheese, St Jorge Cheese, was purely a destination in itself. This cheese's heritage comes from Sao Jorge, Portugal, the original homeland of the founders Joe...More

1  Thank FoodieGirl_VeganBoy
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This obscure cheese maker has been a local secret for years. I always pick up some when I am nearby. Now you can find it in some fancy markets and expensive restaurants. The cheese is always delicious. I recently picked up 2 pounds of extra...More

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Although they only sell one kind of cow's milk cheese of the semi-hard variety, it is well worth the visit. By the wheel or the piece, it is $7.50 LB and wonderful. We were put onto this place by our hostess at the Kendall-Jackson winery....More

2  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This obscure location is such a real find! Down a single lane and gravel road we found this home, dairy, cheese factory. They make only one kind of cheese a Portugese recipe for a dry aged cheddar, cows milk cheese. It's an absolutely delicious cheese....More

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I have been going here for a year now after my partner introduced me to the place since he has been going for a few years now. The best home made cheese you can buy right at the source and they are sweet people with...More

1  Thank Carla N
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Definitely rustic. Very Portuguese. Top quality nutritious cheese at very affordable prices. I've been going for years, and plan to keep going back.

Thank Villa R
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Delightful cheese in a bucolic setting in the Sonoma Valley. It's well worth a detour to enjoy their wonderful cheese!

Thank austrianpine
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a farm that produces cheese and sells that cheese to the public. There are no tours. Matos is accessed by a long drive that is part paved and part in-paved. Pull around the back of the building and enter the small sales floor....More

2  Thank T W
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