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Matos Cheese Factory

3669 Llamo Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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Ranked #15 of 52 Activities in Santa Rosa
Type: Factory Tours
Description: A cheese factory.
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Falls Church, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Definitely rustic. Very Portuguese. Top quality nutritious cheese at very affordable prices. I've been going for years, and plan to keep going back.

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The West
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Delightful cheese in a bucolic setting in the Sonoma Valley. It's well worth a detour to enjoy their wonderful cheese!

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Martinez, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a farm that produces cheese and sells that cheese to the public. There are no tours. Matos is accessed by a long drive that is part paved and part in-paved. Pull around the back of the building and enter the small sales floor. A bell sounds as the door is opened to signal that a customer has arrived.... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love their cheese. My girlfriend however was not a fan. The factory is really just a farm where they raise the cows and make the cheese. So it smells like a farm!

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Mesa, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Two friends and I went to this farm. It looked OK from a distance. I've never seen so many flies in my life. There was a heap of stale bread in one of the stalls. They were using it as feed for the animals. We went into the cheese shop and enjoyed the cheese sample. I bought a pound of... More

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Ashland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Why would you expect anything else, but great cheese. The other reviewer's complaints about the place seem VERY petty. get over it. The people at The Matos Factory are fine, and helpful. I enjoy it every time I've gone by. it's a little old world and quaint, which for me is a great experience. Stop off for a visit, and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

It's a long drive to Matos where you'll find run down and messy buildings. The cows do look happy in the pasteur and the cheese is quite good. But all you can see is the small office where you can buy some cheese - there's no tour and no conversation (they barely speak English). When I asked, they said they's... More

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