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Matos Cheese Factory

42 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Sonoma County I have really come to appreciate the differences between store-bought and fresh cheeses. Matos is one of the wonderful offerings. It is a small, unassuming "factory", behind a house... don't be put off by it's less refined tasting room. You will...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Katherine S
Reviewed April 25, 2019

We drove up wondering if this was a real farm or simply a show farm. As we turned the last corner to the (very small) store front of the cheese factory, we were privy to the end processing of a cow being butchered. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ozczar
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

It is probably my fault for not paying attention to the reviews. Despite being listed under Trip Adviser as a factory tour, there was no tour of any sort available. They had two cheeses to taste - a 3 year old and a 9 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SP_Traveling_Guy
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We felt very uncomfortable here, and decided to turn around and not visit. The location needs some tlc, and a little cleaning. Very rustic. My wife said we were not getting out of the car. It made her nervious.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mcpcmp
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This was an interesting place to visit in that it is a full working dairy farm. One doesn't get a tour of either the dairy or more importantly the cheese making process, but the tiny little office has samples of their one cheese "St. Jorge"...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Matos Cheese Factory several times and it is the BEST Cheese I've ever had. So creamy and unique and perfect. When we are anywhere near that part of California we make it a point to include it in our travel plans. We...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed March 10, 2017

A while back a friend had visited this establishment and, knowing that I am Portuguese, bought some cheese for us from the Matos Cheese Factory. We had decided that the next time we were in Santa Rosa we would visit it. We bought some of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Cascalense
Reviewed December 24, 2016

I didn't know what to expect when we decided to visit the Matos cheese factory, having never tasted Portuguese cheese before, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Sonoma County. You drive down a farm track between fields...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank prutts
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

The other TA reviews accurately describe the 'cheese factory': working farm, dirt road, cows about (and cow doings!), tractors, and the cheese shop around the back by the barn. The St Jorge cheese is worth the trip, original or aged. Combine with a winery visit...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Steve K
Reviewed December 12, 2016

They make two versions of the same cheese. One is aged 3 months and one is aged 8 months. They cost $9 and $13 per pound respectively. This is a great buy for some very tasty cheese. I would definitely recommend stopping buy and buying...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank irawine
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