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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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Beautiful Setting

We enjoyed our visit and we will plan for picnic next time. Very generous cheese tasting and extremely friendly staff who knows much about the area. Great clean facilities and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit and we will plan for picnic next time. Very generous cheese tasting and extremely friendly staff who knows much about the area. Great clean facilities and a for sure stop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go and spend an hour to go for a cheese tour, and tasting. Buy a baguette, some cured meats, and their cheese to enjoy on the grass outside near the pond. Some of the friendliest cheese makers around are incredibly passionate about their craft. Worth the stop on your way out to or down the coast.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I visit here almost every time I go up to see my son. The cheese is delicious and they let you sample quite a lot. The little store is good. We bring a picnic and let the kids run by the pond. There were tons of Canadian geese stopping by on their way south when we visited this year. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Enjoyed the creamy bries, camemberts and fraiches. Recommend a quick pitstop if you are on the Petaluma/Point Reyes road.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Plan ahead so that you arrive at Marin French Cheese when you're hungry because they have the fixings for a wonderful picnic, and they even provide the natural setting and tables to boot. Nice selection. I miss that they don't do tours of the cheese making / aging areas, but that's progress. Make a memorable tasty stop, and you'll enjoy!... More 

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Liberty, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

They had a cute deli and a variety of products to be bought: cheese (brie), jelly/marmalade/curd, crackers, wine. They have several picnic tables on their grounds that encircle their pond. Unfortunately, they only thing you get to sample is the brie and it was only 4 or 5 types. It is tucked away out in the country so when I... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Fresh cheese, cold cuts and sandwiches. Grab that baguette some cheese and a salami (Salume in California) and hit the coast for a day of sun and sand.

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Sebastopol, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is such a nice stop going to the coast or coming back into Petaluma. The grounds are very nice for lunch or just wine and cheese. Not only can you buy cheese but also food and drinks. The bottom line it's all about French Brie of all types. Check out the daily specials of cheeses, always some great buys.

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Petaluma, California
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

The best place in Marin county for fresh local cheese. If you have time I would recommend taking the your that they offer.

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The shop is divided into three primary rooms. The main room is dominated by the cheese coolers along the back wall. The remainder of this room has numerous gourmet items along the sides and front. There is a small wine shop to the left. And on the right side is a café, offering sandwiches and flatbreads, which of course feature... More 

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