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Marin French Cheese Company

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7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952-9438
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very wide selection of made on site cheese. Friendly service staff and good access to the adjacent pond and picnic tables.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rick U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WOW! This is the longest operating cheese company in America, making traditional & original cheeses since 1865. They happily offer free & delicious samples while educating visitors at the same time. Opens daily at 11am with a lovely pond and free picnic area (with any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vikita1
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I love this place and stop here whenever I'm heading out to West Marin for a hike. They have good sandwiches and, of course, CHEESE! They also have cheeses out for tasting and lots of local products to choose from. You can eat your purchases...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank W K
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Great Cheesefactory many different varieties so delicious ah ah aha yummy love it Bon appétit little wine a little water lemonade oh yeah bread , so yummy every bite so good so many different varieties 😃😃🍇📚fresh fruit 🍓

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pearlh2017
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

One of THE best places I happened upon while home in Northern California recently was the Marin French Cheese Company. I had sampled their cheeses before and when I was on my way back to Napa Valley from Muir Woods, I decided I had to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kimberlyvickers06
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We stopped on our way to Point Reyes National Seashore. We are glad we did. I had packed a very bland lunch. After sampling the cheeses, we bought goat brie, goat cheese in a little crock that was marinated in olive oil and herbs, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nancypants911
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We stoped for a an hour or so and enjoyed their fresh cheese. After a bunch of samples, we purchased a few and went outside to enjoy. They have a bunch of picnic tables by their pond to sit and enjoy your purchase. They also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LouRod17
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Nice drive into the country from Point Reyes Station, and the cheese was delicious. They have nice picnic tables set up outside, so you can enjoy the surroundings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gomez22
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Every time we return to the Bay Area for a visit we make sure to make a visit to Marin French Cheese. We first started going there more than forty years ago when we lived there. They make and sell great Brie and Camembert. at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eric E
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My friend and I just had our first annual girls weekend and we found ourselves at Marin! We arrived just after opening and had the best time lingering around the store. We bought sandwiches, tapenade, wine and of course the amazing cheese! What a treat...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stevenmimi
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cheese tours/tastings in Sonoma County (3 Replies)
Hello, we're going to be in Sonoma County for about the 8th time in March. Have a pretty good grip on the wineries we like, but this visit, I'd like to visit some cheese places, similar to MARIN FRENCH CHEESE COMPANY, which we've toured before. I know there are several. We are looking for out of the way places with friendly owners, maybe a goat farm, etc, but accessible to visitors and with a tour/demonstration. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance and I promise to file a report...More
January 16, 2013|
Response fromamy e|
There is actually a "cheese trail" for Sonoma and Marin counties! try cheesetrail.org ; I think that's it. Also, Sonoma County Farm Trails is an interesting adventure which might help you find options
Stevenmimi
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Sonoma County Cheese Farm Tours (4 Replies)
Hello, we're going to be in Sonoma County for about the 8th time in March. Have a pretty good grip on the wineries we like, but this visit, I'd like to visit some cheese places, similar to MARIN FRENCH CHEESE COMPANY, which we've toured before. I know there are several. We are looking for out of the way places with friendly owners, maybe a goat farm, etc, but accessible to visitors and with a tour/demonstration. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance and I promise to file a report...More
January 16, 2013|
Response fromPuter|
You have answers in your Sonoma County thread.