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Matos Cheese Factory

3669 Llamo Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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Ranked #21 of 50 activities in Santa Rosa
Type: Factory Tours
Description: A cheese factory.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 reviews 5 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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San Carlos, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A small, honest working farm that makes St. Georges Cheese to die for. They charge 1/3rd the price you'd pay in premium cheese stores. Drive straight up the dirt driveway all the way to the barnyard behind the house. Cows in pasture on the right, vineyard on the left. Walk into small storefront and ring bell on the counter for... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Healdsburg, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is located near the Laguna de Santa Rosa and can be a nice drive on a pretty day. This would not be considered much of a "destination" as the cheese factory is not really set up for touring and the staff speaks very, very little English... BUT...they make some of thee best cheese we have ever had and they... More

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Seattle, WA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Wow- What excellent cheese! My husband and I enjoy seeking out unique experiences and foods when we travel, so finding Joe Matos Cheese was a perfect stop for us. It's a quaint little place, very out of the way... but SO worth the trip. The "cheese factory" is more of a tiny rustic tasting room attached to the place where... More

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