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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I loved the cheeses and brought several of them home with me. If I were to go again, I would plan on either bringing a picnic lunch or buying the food there. They have a beautiful setting with grass, trees and a pond, which is very inviting. It's a bit out of the way, but we were on our way... More

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st. louis
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This place has some fresh delicious cheese as well some beautiful views. We bought a couple sandwiches and ate by the lake. We missed the tour but I hear it is good. After lunch, we bought some cheese for an afternoon snack, it was great.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Spring is here, the hills are green and wildflowers blooming. This is the perfect place to round out your Bodega/Tamales Bay day trip. If you're not already full on oysters , or don't care for them STOP here! The Marin French Cheese Company has everything you need for your picnic, not to worry if you didn't pack one. The grounds... More

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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