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Address: 3669 Llamo Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone Number: 707-823-4454
Description: A cheese factory.

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Excellent cheese

Its a very small local cheese operation. Portuguese Jorge cheese is the only variety they produce, and its simply delicious. There is no tour but you get to see the cows and check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great cheese.I'm Portuguese and grew up in San Jose and have always purchased my cheese from Traderite Market and Goularts..and there's is imported...this is so damn good that my brother and niece brought it to me in Crescent City and they left a wedge of goodness ...yummy with my bifinhos and eggs for brunch...thx!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Its a very small local cheese operation. Portuguese Jorge cheese is the only variety they produce, and its simply delicious. There is no tour but you get to see the cows and check out the cheese storage area.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Matos Cheese Factory is superb! The cheese is soooo good. I've made special trips to Santa Rosa when in California just to get a taste of their delicious cheese. The owners are really friendly and I love the chance to practice my Portuguese with them! They are so nice and appreciative of their clients that they even mailed a wheel... More 

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Huntington Beach
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you like aged cheddar, you have to visit this real, working cheese factory in the backwoods around Santa Rosa, CA. Punch the address in your GPS and don't be surprised when you have to navigate past cows, sheds, tractors to get to the small parking lot. The tiny shop offers tastings of their aged cheddar cheese and they have... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was excited to visit a local and "rustic" cheese factory. However it was a bit more rustic than I expected, it sadly looked very run down and dirty. Open garages with lots of stuff strewn about and garbage overflowing from garbage cans, not really the type of disorder you want to see at a place that sells food. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The name says Factory, but you are going right to the Farm. Matos Cheese Factory only makes one type of cheese, St Jorge Cheese, was purely a destination in itself. This cheese's heritage comes from Sao Jorge, Portugal, the original homeland of the founders Joe and Mary Matos. It involved driving up towards Sebastopol as we were heading towards Iron... More 

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Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This obscure cheese maker has been a local secret for years. I always pick up some when I am nearby. Now you can find it in some fancy markets and expensive restaurants. The cheese is always delicious. I recently picked up 2 pounds of extra aged St George that was to hard to cut but was fantastic grated.

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Although they only sell one kind of cow's milk cheese of the semi-hard variety, it is well worth the visit. By the wheel or the piece, it is $7.50 LB and wonderful. We were put onto this place by our hostess at the Kendall-Jackson winery. She is a long time resident and it is her favorite cheese, made by a... More 

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Geyserville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This obscure location is such a real find! Down a single lane and gravel road we found this home, dairy, cheese factory. They make only one kind of cheese a Portugese recipe for a dry aged cheddar, cows milk cheese. It's an absolutely delicious cheese. While the location is very rustic and working oriented. My friend and I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I have been going here for a year now after my partner introduced me to the place since he has been going for a few years now. The best home made cheese you can buy right at the source and they are sweet people with the family all involved. The price per pound is so great. You can't buy that... More 

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