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Cheese factories/tours - Sonoma, etc.

Chowpatty Aug 9, 2009 12:06 PM

I'm driving from Berkeley to Santa Rosa with my daughter who loves cheese -- I've been to the Marin French Cheese Factory which I'm sure she will like, but is there any other place to stop and taste cheese at a farm or similar in the Sonoma country area?

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    DavidT Aug 9, 2009 04:12 PM

    Be sure to check out the Sonoma County Farm Trails website:


    1. Melanie Wong Aug 9, 2009 02:45 PM

      There's a new cheesemaker, bohemian, that's making really excellent product. http://www.chow.com/places/45414 The cheese counter at Oliver's is very good, as is The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg to fill in the range for local cheeses.

      1. Robert Lauriston Aug 9, 2009 12:54 PM


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          Chowpatty Aug 9, 2009 02:02 PM

          Thanks! I think Matos is the one I remember visiting when I went to SSU many moons ago.

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            wolfe Aug 9, 2009 02:35 PM

            If you go be prepared for a pleasant surprise. It hasn't changed since I first went there 30+ years ago.

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