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

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Small selection but excellent

There were only two cheeses to tased on the day we went in November 2015 but I bought half a pound of each of the cheese selections very good cheese and a definite stop for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Graciela G
San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were only two cheeses to tased on the day we went in November 2015 but I bought half a pound of each of the cheese selections very good cheese and a definite stop for the cheese trail in Northern California

Thank Graciela G
Dania Beach, Florida
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ok do not be alarmed by the location you are not lost. it is a real farm, no fancy store or tasting room just amazing cheese at an amazing price. they have to kinds fresh [young] and aged [3 months] both are excellent.

Thank Scubaman628
Goleta, California
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248 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Follow your smart phone directions to get here, go down the dirt road, yes you are going the right way. The cheese shop is very small and they only make one cheese but it is a WONDERFUL cheese! It is well worth the trek to get this cheese.

Thank Cathy M
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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!!

1 Thank Isabel M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank sweetpea_pinkrose
Flagstaff, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Sarah S
Huntington Beach
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

1 Thank JulianSolo
Tampa, Florida
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361 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Radeksgrl
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank FoodieGirl_VeganBoy
Bay Area
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Harry T

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