Joe Matos Cheese Factory

Joe and Mary Matos, 5th generation Portuguese cheesemakers, immigrated to the United States from the lush volcanic island of Sao Jorge, Azores in the 60's and started making their family recipe for a cheese native to their homeland, St.

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Location

3669 Llano Road
Santa Rosa CA, 95407

Contact

Local: 707-584-5283

Email: [email protected]

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  • Joe and Mary Matos, 5th generation Portuguese cheesemakers, immigrated to the United States from the lush volcanic island of Sao Jorge, Azores in the 60's and started making their family recipe for a cheese native to their homeland, St. Jorge in 1979 on their farm in the Laguna de Santa Rosa.

    Today, the 7th generation of the Matos family is honored to continue the tradition of organic pasture- based biodynamic farming, milking our herd of 35 Holstein, Jersey and crossbred dairy cows, utilizing food waste diversion, raising all of our beef on our farm and handmaking our Portuguese family's raw milk farmstead St. Jorge cheese daily.

    • Must stop on Sonoma cheese trail...

      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...

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    • A working farm

      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...

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    • Disappointed

      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...

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