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Nicasio Valley Cheese Company

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Address: 5300 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94946
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10:00 - 17:00
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Celebrated my little cousins birthday. Coming from Ireland I had never experienced a pumpkin patch and it was such a good day out; pumpkin picking, hay rides, arts and crafts... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Lara B
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my little cousins birthday. Coming from Ireland I had never experienced a pumpkin patch and it was such a good day out; pumpkin picking, hay rides, arts and crafts, petting farm and live music. Jims BBQ was delicious. All the guests were raving about it, particularly the chicken and pulled pork. Staff were really friendly and great with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We finished our Sonoma Cheese Tour here, while many start it here. It is a lovely quick stop with a range of soft cheeses including Fromage Blanc, triple cream and a Raclette. The no nonsense tasting style makes it easy to decide what you want. Plus the self-guided cheese making overview gives you just enough to get the flavor of... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have stopped here on and off for about ten years on my way to Point Reyes. It's a great place to pick up a snack, gifts and cards. The cheeses and breads are wonderful, and the staff is always accommodating about giving you bites to taste. The shop sits next to a beautiful pond with picnic tables where you... More 

Thank Mushroomminnow
Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is an old tiny town with two attractions - a small old church and a cheese shop nearby. The shop surely is worth a visit. It's a nice small place where you can try cheeses before you buy. It's just a perfect place to stop on a road trip so don't resist - you'll like it!

Thank heckfy
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Please be sure NOT to drive by this unassuming, Lafranchi family treasure! YUM YUM YUM! They did their homework and got the recipes from imported Italian cheese makers. Their dairy is the origin and the opportunity to dine in the valley makes this a double pleasure. Take your delicious fare outside and enjoy the vistas,,,then take some home for the... More 

1 Thank lovetosharewithYOU
Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

The smell hits you right as you enter the small sampling room. The large window lets you view the shiny equipment where the cheese is made. Samples are arranged from mildest to stinkiest and there was a surprisingly good variety. We ended up getting the mild Foggy Morning ( great on sourdough toast in the a.m) and Tomino I think,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

OK, I'm a cheese fan - and the Sonoma and Marin Cheesetrail is a great tool to find cheesemakers north of San Francisco . I'm hard pressed to say if Nicasio or Mattos is my favorite - 2 very different places, both worth the visit . Nicasio has a wide selection of their interpretation of various European cheeses - not... More 

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San Geronimo, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Love this place in the next village from ours. You can watch the cheese being made. They have all kinds of fabulous cheese that are organic, and even a wonderful raw cheese that is one of my favorites. WE love to support them. They also sell local olive oils, and I think preserves and a few other things. They are... More 

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SF bay area
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stopped in on a weekday and could see the cheesemaking in progress while we tasted the cheeses. The foggy morning soft cheese is delicious. We also enjoyed the San Geronimo and Loma Alta. Because we were the only visitors at the time, we had the full attention of the woman in the shop who was very knowledgable. Definitely worth... More 

Thank BusyMomof4
Davis, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

You can taste at your leisure all the varieties of cheese that they make. We bought a couple of Foggy Mornings. My friend also purchased a couple of food items for gifts. No frills here, but worth the visit if you are close to Nicasio.

Thank Sanine W

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