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Matos Cheese Factory


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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
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4 weeks ago
16 May 2018
“Maybe should have tried the cheese”
A cheese factory.
3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
+1 707-823-4454
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2009

I personally enjoy the experience of going out to the Matos Cheese Factory, and the cheese is some of the best cheese you'll find anywhere. It's an all around cheese, sort of like a utility cheese, that seems to combine the best properties of some...More

17  Thank GreetingsU
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Great cheese.I'm Portuguese and grew up in San Jose and have always purchased my cheese from Traderite Market and Goularts..and there's is imported...this is so damn good that my brother and niece brought it to me in Crescent City and they left a wedge of...More

4  Thank Isabel M
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Its a very small local cheese operation. Portuguese Jorge cheese is the only variety they produce, and its simply delicious. There is no tour but you get to see the cows and check out the cheese storage area.

Thank sweetpea_pinkrose
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 Q5725HIandyc
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

Thank FamilyWineries
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
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