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Address: 7500 Red Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952-9438
Phone Number: +1 707-762-6001
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Good spot for a picnic. Cheese is good when fresh.

Fresh off the Boat, I used to buy imported French brie or camembert but these days I buy it from Marin French Cheese (when I’m not splurging on Cowgirl’s Mt. Tam, that is). Marin... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh off the Boat, I used to buy imported French brie or camembert but these days I buy it from Marin French Cheese (when I’m not splurging on Cowgirl’s Mt. Tam, that is). Marin brie is not as fantabulous as Mt. Tam, but when it’s fresh it can give it a run for its money – especially considering it’s about... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Any time we drive out to the coast, we stop at Marin French...free samples and good deals on excellent cheeses. Also a good place to hang out and have a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Whether you buy the wine there or bring your own and just buy the cheese and crackers or sandwich and chips, this has always been a delightful place to go picnic. You can bring dogs and even fish the pond. I always stop in when passing Marin Cheese Co.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The variety of cheeses is nice, layout clean an welcoming. My favorite is Marin's Schloss cheese, pungent, creamy and packed with a robust taste. The facility is very nice for a picnic as there are outside tables and a beautiful lake to sit down and enjoy. The store carries wine and other items too. And, there is a deli. So,... More 

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Thank Kim K
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A very Scenic drive from Petaluma. Visited their store. They sell their cheeses along with local area cheeses and many other local food products. The staff was very welcoming.

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Thank Mikseth
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Great place to taste cheese and have a picnic. Charming location, friendly staff, and the price is just right -- Free!!

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Exeter, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a place i visited a lot as a young girl with my family and for field trips. And when I grew up and had a family of my own we made sure to bring our kids many times on our way to PT. REYES. It's still a wonderful stop on the old Petaluma highway and you can pick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Wonderful! We went when there was free jam and cheese tasting for our bachelorette party! It was a sweet little place with a beautiful pond with park benches and lush green grass. I highly recommend visiting here.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped on our way back (to Sebastopol) from a weekend in Bolimas/PT. Reyes. A beautiful spot for a picnic lunch or dinner, and you can get the cheese right here. Picnic tables overlook a peaceful pond with ducks floating ( but not pestering you for handouts). Great place to stop and watch the sun rise or set.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Cheese was good. They were very accommodating in helping us for our picnic. We got some wine. Some cheese and crackers and had a nice picnic outside along the banks of their little pond. Very nice time there. Will return.

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