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Address: 3669 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8038
Phone Number: +1 707-823-4454
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A cheese factory.

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Real Family Farm- great cheese

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
Jeanne R
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Los Gatos, California, United States

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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seattle, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Matos St. George (or is it Jorge?) cheese has always been one of my favorites and taking the drive to purchase it straight from their farm yielded such a wonderful fresh cheese - way better than when you have to purchase it from a retail store. Yes, there are cats and pigs and cows roaming around BUT IT'S A FARM!!... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We had fun driving out to Matos Cheese Factory. The drive is through the rural part of Santa Rosa. When we arrived, one drives down the dirt country lane on the property to the store at the Cheese Factory. There are several cows to see very close to the store as well. Its a fun place to shop for cheese.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

There were only two cheeses to tased on the day we went in November 2015 but I bought half a pound of each of the cheese selections very good cheese and a definite stop for the cheese trail in Northern California

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Dania Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

ok do not be alarmed by the location you are not lost. it is a real farm, no fancy store or tasting room just amazing cheese at an amazing price. they have to kinds fresh [young] and aged [3 months] both are excellent.

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