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Matos Cheese Factory

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Address: 3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
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+1 707-823-4454

A cheese factory.

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Best Cheese Ever!!!!!

I've been to Matos Cheese Factory several times and it is the BEST Cheese I've ever had. So creamy and unique and perfect. When we are anywhere near that part of California we... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Sarah S
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to Matos Cheese Factory several times and it is the BEST Cheese I've ever had. So creamy and unique and perfect. When we are anywhere near that part of California we make it a point to include it in our travel plans. We also had them mail us a wheel once because we just couldn't live without it!... More 

Thank Sarah S
Rio Vista, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A while back a friend had visited this establishment and, knowing that I am Portuguese, bought some cheese for us from the Matos Cheese Factory. We had decided that the next time we were in Santa Rosa we would visit it. We bought some of their aged cheese which is like nothing you will find the your regular stores. It... More 

Thank Cascalense
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I didn't know what to expect when we decided to visit the Matos cheese factory, having never tasted Portuguese cheese before, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Sonoma County. You drive down a farm track between fields of cows, pulling into the barn yard, replete with barn cat.. the shop is a... More 

Thank prutts
Clayton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The other TA reviews accurately describe the 'cheese factory': working farm, dirt road, cows about (and cow doings!), tractors, and the cheese shop around the back by the barn. The St Jorge cheese is worth the trip, original or aged. Combine with a winery visit or two for a fun day.

Thank Steve K
Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

They make two versions of the same cheese. One is aged 3 months and one is aged 8 months. They cost $9 and $13 per pound respectively. This is a great buy for some very tasty cheese. I would definitely recommend stopping buy and buying their cheese.

Thank irawine
Los Gatos, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Want to step back in time? Make your way down the gravel road to the Joe Matos Cheese Factory. As you turn off the paved road in the middle of real farm country, you drive past grape vines, cows, chickens and various barns and out buildings. This is a real working family farm, no fancy gates or towering buildings of... More 

Thank Jeanne R
seattle, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 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 15 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... More 

Thank Edson R
San Carlos, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 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... More 

Thank Lorene L
Ripon, California
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Reviewed 6 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... More 

Thank Cindy S

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