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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
707-996-1931
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Ranked #40 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A BBQ favorite in California a cooked daily. Nice store and deli concept includes fudge and of course wine tasting. Outdoor seating available. Order lunch in the front bar or the back bar. Same menus. Good food good people.

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Oshawa, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Come on guys it is tourist time and more staff are needed. Forget about getting a cheese or fudge sample and trying to buy something. Our group of five dropped in this week and they only seemed to have three ladies working. All at the deli counter taking orders for sandwiches and making them. Could not find any other employees... More

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New York City, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went there and the few selections of cheese were fine. But all they have is a small counter with a few cheeses in a tiny area and nothing else. IT is not an attraction. Maybe a factory store but not worth visiting. they did have a frig with some generic packed meat that is also at every grocery store. It... More

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Durban, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant come shop....lots of cheese and meats...great for gifts too. They make tasty sandwiches - perfect for a picnic on the square opposite the shop. The sandwiches are huge - so unless you are really hungry - they can be shared.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a combined shop and restaurant. The shop has (naturally) lots of cheeses, but plenty of other stuff too, including salads, snacks, cakes, drinks. As for the food, there is an outdoor barbecue section, a panini/ toasted sandwich station (which we tried & was very good), normal sandwiches, cakes, platters of fruit/ cheese etc. There a few tables inside... More

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Fairfield
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171 reviews 171 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This used to be one of our favorite places to go on day trips to Napa, I have great memories of sampling and buying cheese and fudge. That's why I was so disappointed during our most recent visit! They used to offer lots of samples of truly unique cheeses. This time, we only saw two sampling bins, and one was... More

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Marmarth, North Dakota, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I could shop here all day. More cheese than I've ever seen. Wine. Olives. Oils. Breads. Crackers. Nice people. Good location.

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Petaluma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In the Sonoma town square...quaint deli, restaurant, market type place. Lots of cheese samples. We popped in for a quick sandwich...the pulled pork was great. Deli sandwiches, Paninis and BBQ. Plus shop for cheese items and wine related gifts.

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Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The service definitely could have been better. There's a sign that says something like, "more cheeses to try upon request" and so I requested to try more cheese. They only had two flavors to sample and I was planning on buying something, but I wanted a spicy cheese. I told the girl working there that I'd like to try two... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Not only can you sample some great cheese, they have fudge samples, great sandwiches and lots of wine/cheese gift items! The addition of the BBQ patio is also nice.

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