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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
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got a chicken sandwich to share, was pretty small. Get a regular sandwich if you are sharing , it was able to do the job but needed something else with it. Food is good here and you need to experience this place. Ever changing, great supplies for a picnic or your room.

Thank Carol B
Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go before you go to Walt Wine. You can pick up your cheese or appetizers here and enjoy and hour or more at Walts. Many great selections of a varaiety of cheeses and other items good for pairing with wine. It's a must if you are visiting any of the wine bars that allow... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
North Oxford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very tasty sandwiches (although a little pricey) and a lot of cheese samples available to try. Was very crowded when we were there.

Thank DoctorKnow85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my second time visiting this place. It is awesome. It has gifts, wine, cheese, flavored olive oils, etc. etc. Everything you need for a great picnic. They also have fantastic sandwiches. It was packed both times I was there. It is right in downtown Sonoma. Parking downtown is a bit tricky but don't give up!

Thank Floridabeacbum
Sykesville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine & cheese tasting was wonderful. The people that served us were so friendly. Great selection of food.

Thank Thea W
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of cheeses, freshly made to order deli sandwiches, gift items , wine. Excellent place to get food for picnic lunch. Located right on the square

Thank cbl1827
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Sonoma Cheese Factory. I had a groupon for 2 people, wine & cheese tasting. It was a fun experience and the person who served us was very knowledgeable. It is a great deal to taste 4 different local wines that were paired with 4 different cheeses. We really enjoyed it!

Thank Jackie T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great store to browse round, with large range of artisanal foods and gifts, would have bought more, but a bit pricey (where isn't on the tourist trail though ?). Good place for a lighter lunch if you don’t fancy a full service restaurant meal, with choice of sandwiches/paninis/bar-b-que and salad etc. Also good range of local bottled craft beer (if... More 

Thank Essex123
New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had lunch here and then returned to purchase cheese and crackers to go with our wine. The sandwiches were excellent and very filling! The staff that "crafts" the sandwiches was efficient and helpful. The cheese selections are awesome! Again the staff was helpful in choosing the right cheeses. They even gave good recommendations for wineries!

Thank bds0423
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is quite a nice gift shop. The cheese selection is very limited. Not sure why anyone would buy here rather than (say) a farmers market. A few quirky gifts make it an interesting visit. There is a cafe towards the back. It kind of looked like tour parties were directed here.

Thank nsander219

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
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?