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Marin French Cheese Company

7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6001
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Ranked #1 of 22 activities in Petaluma
Type: Farms
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Saratoga, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't wait to come back with more time (and to take a tour- only M-F 11 and 2) for a picnic by the huge pond! Only 9 miles from Novato and Petaluma it feels like 100 years ago in the green cow-filled hills and is home to an historic French-style cheese factory. Plenty of shade, grass and picnic tables... More

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San Ramon, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

They have some great locally made, award winning Brie and Camembert cheeses which they sell at very reasonable prices. Although we didn't do one you can do a tour and learn about how they make cheese. You can buy home-made sandwiches and they have outside seating overlooking a pond. We have visited a few other local creameries and this one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We drove over from Kenwood on a rainy Spring Break vacation. All of the cheese samples were great and there are many other items for sale too. Had it been a nice day, we would have had a picnic near the beautiful pond. We came so our kids could watch them make cheese on the tour. The tour only lasted... More

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Besides the plentiful samples, this place always have something special to offer. Their small packed brie that cost $3.75 each is offered at 12 for $20. That becomes $1.66. Who can eat 20 pieces of brie? You can split with a friend and them them home. That is just an example. There are other specials for the hungry cheese lover.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We go out of our way to stop here when in the Petaluma or Point Reyes area. Samples of the available cheeses are plentiful. The prices are amazing, there are interesting gift items available, and you can even put together a picnic lunch here. Nice pond out front with geese and such, picnic tables and restrooms.

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Petaluma, California
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went here a few months ago, after not having visited for a number of years. It is such a lovely location. We bought sandwiches and ate outside looking at their little lake. Their cheeses are delicious and quite reasonable.

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Nor Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We happened to come across this cheese factory on our way up to Mendocino. Picked up some wine and cheese in the store and had ourselves a fantastic picnic on the benches outside in front of the pond of ducks and geese. It was a perfect afternoon having their camembert cheese and crackers and chocolate mint wine!

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Martinez, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We took a day with friends to do Cheese tastings in Sonoma County. This was the best of the 4 shops we visited. You can taste each of the cheeses that are highlighted that day and if this is your only stop, buy the cheese and walk outside to the beautiful pond and have a picnic on their tables. We... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

when in the area a go to place for us to visit. do not know why the cheeses they had out this time (10- 5- 13) seem old and past ripe especially the schloss. will return again as usually good but it be a long while.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Brie with truffles is fabulous and a great value. Get a piece of cheese from their great big display case and some bread and head over to the pond for a great picnic spot. It's a great way to enjoy the sunshine in late summer. When you finish it's easy to try a new flavor by buying a couple... More

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