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The Sonoma Cheese Factory

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2 E Spain St, On the Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476-5729
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is quite a nice gift shop. The cheese selection is very limited. Not sure why anyone would buy here rather than (say) a farmers market. A few quirky gifts make it an interesting visit. There is a cafe towards the back. It kind of looked like tour parties were directed here.

Thank nsander219
Overland Park, Kansas
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a bit disappointed on this visit. They only had a few cheeses to sample which were just average cheeses like cheddar, jack, etc. I did try some balsamic vinegar and purchased some of that as it was quite unusual. It was a coconut flavor and I really liked it. I did not try any of the wine they... More 

Thank DaisyPatch1970
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to place before playing bridge. Quick to go service and very generous sandwiches. Half is plenty for me!

Thank Jackie R
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived a little after 6:00. The place closes at 7:00. We were told the deli was closed and they could not make us a sandwich. This was too bad, as we had walked around town for a while thinking we had plenty of time before they closed. We ended up picking up some cheese, salami, crackers, and grapes to eat... More 

Thank johnkathyr
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How chaotic can you get: order in one place, collect sides elsewhere, pay at another station then dash back to station 1 when your buzzer rings. Panini and salads very good but too confusing to deal with - went elsewhere for coffee.

Thank gambiergourmet
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in just to get coffee and ended up looking at the whole store. What a great shop to walk around in and get something to eat or drink. If we didn't have to get back to the wine trolley we would have spent all day in this shop. Visit and see it for yourself.

Thank Patricia W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and the deli sandwich was very good. You order the sandwich, shop for other food or non food items and pay at the cashier. Then go back and get the sandwich. There are tables to sit down and eat. We bought and ate some cheddar cheese from here. It was also very good. We were walking... More 

Thank gvolks
new jersey
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a unique cheese and beer pairing...fun! We picked up a lot of small unique gifts. Located right in the heart of Sonoma plaza

Thank njcwrn
Bogota, Colombia
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a good place full of options. not only great cheese, but other kind of food, sandwishes, souvenirs and more. you want to buy a lot there. they have great options to buy for a good dinner with friends for example

Thank Jabs2013
Austin, Texas, United States
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try some of the cheeses before you select which you want to buy. Can sit down for quick bite to eat, grab hot/cold drinks, taste/buy local wines.

Thank Norris C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?