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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

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2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
+1 707-996-1931
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 16:00
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello again fellow travelers and foodies, I'd highly recommend this place for your customized to go picnic, lunch or quick pickup for dinner. Scrumptious cheeses, gourmet stuffed olive variety and delicious wines and made to order sandwiches. This super high quality plethora of yummies will make your mouth water and salivate. There is not enough room to describe the zesty... More 

Thank Nadra M
San Francisco, California
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place. I eat lunch there whenever I can get to the Sonoma Plaza. There is a grill as well as excellent paninis, sandwiches, and salads. Wine tasting and fudge tasting are also available.

Thank tyagi
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221 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like a great place to buy makings for a wine country picnic. They also have sandwiches, but we prefer to buy the fixings and make our own. Since it's an early May weekday at 9:30am, we were the only ones here. I'm sure it's super crazy on weekends and during the summer.

Thank Donna S
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

i usually get the tri-tip and or the roast beef, and both are Very Good , Good Price DELI SANDWICHES. Yes, there is usually a line and a wait, especially if a bus or 3 are parked for FREE in the BIG BACK LOT. Wish they had Orangina liters... Very friendly staff and there is a BBQ usually at the... More 

Thank cal48boy
Hayward, California
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My favorite spot in Sonoma! Great cheeses, selection and quality. A great Deli as well. This is a must go spot!

Thank 32480Robert
Berkeley, California
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I ordered two cheese sandwiches from the male. He said do you want everything on them? I said yes. I did not know almost every item had a $1.50 extra charge. You do not know this because after you pick up your sandwich and turn in your beeper they send you to the back to pay. When you get to... More 

1 Thank Adriana L
New York, New York, United States
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped by late Saturday afternoon and found this place to be bustling - full of rude tourists that made me skeptical about how clean the free samples of cheese were. However, when you can get past that, you'll be able to try several flavors of the Cheese factory branded cheeses. This is a great place to stop if you're... More 

Thank ckwokers
Diamond Bar, California
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Purchased a small tray of cheese and salmi to take to my hotel room, paid $15 for it. The last once we arrived to the hotel to enjoy our cheese, found two long hairs. Throw the tray at inthe task!!

Thank Stella S
Shreveport, Louisiana
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went here during a tour of wine country. Hamburger was excellent; panini sandwich was excellent; atmosphere was great. Didn't really like how you had to get your own food but it was good.

Thank biology10
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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231 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We got a groupon for a buy one get one free tasting. There were 4 wines and the cheese tray. The wines and cheeses chosen were great! They have a great deli and gelato selection as well!

Thank cmanis01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-1931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?