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Marin French Cheese Company

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Address: 7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952-9438
Phone Number: (707) 762-6001
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$195*
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Behind-the-Scenes Cheese Tasting Tour in Marin

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On the way to the beach!

Great stop to sample and buy some fabulous cheese and wine on our way to Point Reyes Beach. The service is outstanding and selection fare. Lots of Great brie, bread and crackers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Shawn H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stop to sample and buy some fabulous cheese and wine on our way to Point Reyes Beach. The service is outstanding and selection fare. Lots of Great brie, bread and crackers. Will make this a routine stop when we come back.

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Thank Shawn H
Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place just outside Petaluma in farmlands. Good amount of cheese to choose from and the cheese was really good. I thought there would be more to choose from though. Seemed about 10 or so in regular and petite sizes. Samples were there but since they were a bit busy some had run out. You can also get sandwiches and... More 

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Thank Mcoreo2
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our Sonoma Cheese Tour here, and it was a good place to start. It is a cheese market of their French cheeses, which is better than the French cheese that is imported here. We also picked up sandwiches and snacks for a picnic, which we ended up eating at one of the wineries. All in all delicious and... More 

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would bring the kids when very young to see the ducks. Nice picnic area and excellent cheese. Just stick to what they make. Age has a lot to do with flavor, so try many before deciding.

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Thank BoulderNut
Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here as a place to start our bike rides counterclockwise to Marshall/Tomales Bay/Pt Reyes/ Nicascio Reservoir and back to the "Cheese Factory". We then buy taste cheese sampling a, buy lunch and picnic on the spot by their beautiful pond! Friendly staff, great prices on some cheeses, and pre-made sandwiches. Their cafe was closed today but I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may well enjoy a visit to this place but you should be warned that their Camembert is pretty vapid. They advertise"robust flavor" but a good butter has more flavor. We let the cheese sit in the sun until it was runny. It was tasteless.

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Thank weebray .
Palisades, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to sample some local cheeses, especially after seeing cows dotting the hillsides and pastures. You can watch a short video about the history local cheese making. There's a nice park with benches next to the shop so you could buy all you picnic essentials and have an au plein air feast. Actually, there are 2 areas to picnic.... More 

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Thank diane1428
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great destination or a lovely stop while driving through west Marin. The cheese is utterly divine. Pick up some Brie and a loaf of bread, and sit outdoors in the green grass next to the year round pond. Delightful!

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Thank Deb B
Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had driven out to the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse which was unfortunately, fogged in. Did enjoy seeing all the historic still-working dairies on our way back. Thought we would drop into the Marin Cheese Company and purchase some picnic items and in particular, a nice selection of Cow Girl Creamery cheeses. To our great disappointment, every single Cow Girl Creamery... More 

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Thank Diane P
Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cheese Company is in a really beautiful setting.On one side there is a pond and picnic tables. On the other side of the store/deli/gift shop is a larger, shaded picnic area. Place to play wiffle ball or badminton.. Good deli but it is kind of overpriced. But you have a beautiful area to retire to so it is to... More 

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