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Matos Cheese Factory

3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
+1 707-823-4454
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Their cheese HAS to be sampled!!!

This was an interesting place to visit in that it is a full working dairy farm. One doesn't get a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Sarasota, Florida
Best Cheese Ever!!!!!

I've been to Matos Cheese Factory several times and it is the BEST Cheese I've ever had. So creamy... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Sarah S
Flagstaff, Arizona
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A cheese factory.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“working farm” (3 reviews)
“st jorge” (2 reviews)
“per pound” (2 reviews)
3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
+1 707-823-4454

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This was an interesting place to visit in that it is a full working dairy farm. One doesn't get a tour of either the dairy or more importantly the cheese making process, but the tiny little office has samples of their one cheese "St. Jorge"...More

Thank sjwbigcats
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...More

Thank Sarah S
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...More

Thank Cascalense
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...More

Thank prutts
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...More

Thank Steve K
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...More

Thank irawine
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...More

Thank Jeanne R
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.

Thank John S
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...More

Thank Edson R
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...More

Thank Lorene L
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