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Marin French Cheese Company

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Address: 7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone Number: (707) 762-6001
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French Style Cheeses made in California - you bet!

We visited the Marin County artisan cheese area and Marin French Cheese was one of the highlights. Just outside of Petaluma, situated next to a beautiful pond with a large picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited the Marin County artisan cheese area and Marin French Cheese was one of the highlights. Just outside of Petaluma, situated next to a beautiful pond with a large picnic area. The busy, beautifully appointed store has a full selection of their cheeses in all sizes - primarily Brie, Camembert and other triple cream, soft ripening cheeses. All cheeses... More 

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San Francisco, California
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71 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You can get a tour of the factory which is very interesting. There is a shop where you can purchase cheese, bread and wine for a lakeside picnic. The lake has duck and geese. The kids love that.

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Sebastopol, California
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As many others have said this is a great place for a picnic. The location is nicely rural, while being easy to access. This is not a place for fancy, boutique cheese, however. They have four main kinds of brie-type cheese then some variations on those. They also have lots of other food items to buy to round out a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nothing fancy, but a nice location in an area of no other stopping points. I was looking for more american cheese like cheese curds. I enjoyed the drive from Petaluma to the coast.

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Hercules, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I went to the Cheese Company on a Tuesday. We've been there before, and decided to try it again. Since it had been a few years, we packed up a picnic basket with all the goodies: bread, meat, wine, dessert, etc. We decided not to take cheese, for obvious reasons. Then we got there. They had everything... More 

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Hercules
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

On the way to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, make a stop at the Marin French Cheese Company for a vast selection of cheeses, mostly brie. They also offer breads, salads, made-to-order sandwiches, wines and other delicacies (we bought the smoked garlic stuffed olives). The picnic area by the lagoon is a lovely, relaxing place to enjoy lunch or a snack.... More 

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Novato, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been coming here since I was a kid. This place still offers the best cheese ever. Their Brie is wonderful and better then anything you could buy in the store. They offer Gluten free chips now for purchase. Someone was really thinking here! Good job. I overheard them talking this weekend about closing down for a few weeks... More 

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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