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“Wayyy beyond expectations!!!”

Matos Cheese Factory
Ranked #10 of 24 Tours in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: A cheese factory.
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I am very familiar with the "Sao Jorge" cheese, having milked a few cows there myself.
Although I was skeptical it was a great surprise.. it is excellent! Just placed a second order.
John S.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place makes one type of cheese, Sao Jorge, which is originally from the Azores Island in Portugal, the cheese is strong so it is perfect for wines, If you're in Napa-Sonoma area you have to stop by and grab some cheese from here. We meet the owner, adorable Portuguese lady, and she gave us a tour in this little cheese factory. It was a nice experience.

Thank Edson R
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

You want cheese, barnyard, cows, a working farm? You got it! Drive down the long gravel driveway, past the field of cows and the house and pull up to the little store round back. i love this place. No pretentiousness, just walk in the door to the 4' X 8' area, stand at the counter, ask for a taste and then tell the nice lady how much cheese you want. I bring my out-of-town guests here, but before arriving, I build up expectations of grandness and awesomeness. laughter ensues upon arrival, but we leave always impresseD.

Thank Lorene L
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We came here to buy cheese because we have purchased it in the past from other cheese stores. We knew it was a quality product, and it is from my husband's family's island in the Azores. It was an adventure to find the farm, but please continue on and ring the bell on the factory door. The cheese is authentic and freshly made. The price is very reasonable, especially compared to retail from Cowgirl Creamery. They even serve this cheese at fine hotels in San Francisco. You can also order it sent to your house. The taste is wonderful and well worth the trip. We will return whenever we are in the area.

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Follow the signs, then ring the bell (alarm). No frills, a lady comes out, and serves you. Get as much as you can afford or carry, since you will craving for it later, when it is all gone.

Thank Vagabond0704
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