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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
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Ranked #34 of 107 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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139 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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Durban, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very extensive deli, which naturally focuses on cheese. There are many opportunities to taste and it tasted excellent (which leads to buying, of course). The shop has a very wide range of products. Within the store is also a small dining area with simple dishes.

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Ratoath, Ireland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stopped in Sonoma for lunch during a trip around the Wine Country and we chose The Cheese Factory deli out of several other restaurants that were dotted around the town square. We chose well. We sat out side at the bar-b-que terrace where my wife had the delicious pulled pork sandwich and I had one of the best burgers... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

There were only 3 different cheeses available to sample at the time which was disappointing since it's called a cheese factory. The flavors available to sample were cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and a garlic cheese. The garlic cheese was delicious with just a hint of garlic, not overpowering at all. You can also sample other cheese flavors that they... More

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