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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
707-996-1931
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sandwiches, free cheese tasting, cheap prices... what's not to love!

This is a great little place right off the Plaza in the heart of the downtown. My wife and I were looking for somewhere unpretentious and inexpensive to eat while strolling Sonoma when we happened upon this place. It turned out to be the perfect spot for a quick and, dare I day cheap in wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Wamprunner
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Overland Park, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic selection of stuff to grab and take for a picnic at one of the gazillion wineries you'll find yourself at.

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Vancouver
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

After walking around this place was cool to stop at because they had their cheese on sample. They have done a Reno so they sell wine actually they have all sorts of things now, wine to cheese, to chocolates etc

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a great little place right off the Plaza in the heart of the downtown. My wife and I were looking for somewhere unpretentious and inexpensive to eat while strolling Sonoma when we happened upon this place. It turned out to be the perfect spot for a quick and, dare I day cheap in wine country, place to eat.... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited this place to get some sandwiches which were said to be great. The staff was rude and slow. I had a panini with roastbeef and aragula. Sandwich was not freshly made. Meat was completely cooked and there was 1 inch of arugula on it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was cruising through Sonoma on a bike trip through the valley. Someone had made a point of telling me that the gelato at the Cheese Factory is some of the best they'd ever had. I agree. There are also wonderful cheeses to select from, beer and other amazing snacks. Check it out!

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Auburn, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This local store has everything you might need for a weekend in the wine country. Sandwiches, cheeses, wine, gelato, trinkets and apparel. A friendly staff as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I enjoyed tasting their cheese samples. I felt like having a snack and their little individual sized container of cheese, garlic toasts, grapes, and sopresetta just hit the spot with me! I also had a bottled cola with natural cane sugar to boot!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We popped in and sampled a few of the cheeses on display. We picked up a few of the fudge squares and they were quiet tasty. This would be a great store to pick up supplies and have a picnic at the square nearby.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped in Sonoma Square for lunch while on a wine tasting tour. Sandwiches were delicious! Nice inside and outside seating. Also a great place to pick up snacks and cheese for the next wine stops. In and out quick so we had some time to walk around the Square. I would stop here again!

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while on a winery tour. Cute shop with wine, cheese and various wine related items. They have a deli counter to get sandwiches and a grill area outside for grilled items. We enjoyed our sandwiches very much and ate in the outside seating area since it was a beautiful day. Grab a sandwich and a bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: 707-996-1931

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?