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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
09:00 - 16:00
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Bend, Oregon
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clearly a touristy stop for a picnic lunch. Whole Foods has a much better selection of cheeses. Cases were half empty, choices very limited. Disappointing.

Thank Sandy C
Waynesboro, VA, United States
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good. The sandwiches were large and good. The atmosphere is a country store with a delicatessen inside. You have seating on both the inside and outside. A quaint setup, very nice.

Thank James B
Moline, Illinois
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in just before 4 to look around, but some cheese and perhaps some wine and fudge. We've been here on three previous visits to Sonoma the past 4 years and we enjoy this store and all it has to offer. Unfortunately our visit was cut short after being inside only a few minutes, when we were told they... More 

Thank Corkysan
Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Just off the Main Plaza in downtown Sonoma. Great place for lunch with large deli in the front and seating in the back. They make great paninis and go well with large pickles and/or chips. The reuben was quite different yet delicious. A great place to enjoy lunch in a standard deli type atmosphere

Thank bobbyza
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Wanted some out of the world cheese that you just cant get in a grocery store. They have a "nice" selection, but by no means extraordinary. They have a self serve counter where you can get precut packages of cheese or you can go the "deli style" counter and order what you want. Once you order what you want, you... More 

Thank Peter E
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Right on the Plaza and not only can you sample all their different cheeses, they stock lots of great wines and gifts. You can get a sandwiches, drinks, cookies and snacks. Also a coffee bar with gelato. Seating in the coffee bar area and also outdoor seating. If you were lucky enough to be there last night, they had an... More 

Thank foodandwine28
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

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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
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?