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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lunch Stop

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unbelievable sandwiches, so many options to choose from-also a great place to grab a picnic lunch before a day of wine tasting

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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I liked tasting the garlic cheeses samples. They have cut down on the number of samples to taste. The gift store and wine selection was very good

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North Bay, Ontario
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had the Tri Tip, and a burger. The service was a little slow, but the flavor of the food was worth the wait.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We used to love to go Sonoma Cheese Factory and try the various cheeses there. They took away the cheese tasting and as such, its now just good to purchase or to have lunch. Their barbecue area (hamburgers, sandwiches is quite good). They also have a good deli area for sandwiches. One can also purchase things for a wine country... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The most convenient cheese stop is right in Sonoma Plaza, in fact it's even right by a free parking lot! That stop is The Sonoma Cheese Factory. Inside you will find a whole two cases worth of various cheese they produce, as well as a large deli that offers other products for a Sonoma picnic, microbrews and local wine for... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were at the Mission San Fransisco Solano right down the street and wanted lunch before heading home so we walked down the street and found this place. We were first lured in with the smell of BBQ and thought that's where we were going, but it's actually a cheese shop/deli/mini mart/ side BBQ joint all in one. I was... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is conveniently located right on the town plaza. You can sample free cheese samples, see cheese made, shop the delicatessen, and have lunch. They have convenient restrooms for patrons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We've been here before to have a coffee and sandwich and this time we shopped for some cheese and wine. It's a nice combination of wine store, cafe and deli. It's not the prettiest of places for eating and drinking and there are plenty with 50 metres that are better but it does the job well enough and it's good... 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: 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?