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Marin French Cheese Company

7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6001
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Ranked #2 of 27 Activities in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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