Sonoma Cheese Factory: "Picnic Central" Top 5 Page for this destination Sonoma Shopping Tip by Rixie

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  Picnic section, Sonoma Cheese Factory
by Rixie

The Sonoma Cheese Factory sells all kinds of cheeses, but people come here mostly to buy wedges of the Factory's famous product, a soft, mild, yellow cheese called Sonoma Jack. Spiced-up versions of Sonoma Jack, e.g. pesto, jalapeño pepper, garlic, portobello mushroom, are also sold. Sample cubes are available so that you can taste and decide.

You can order takeout sandwiches (be prepared for LONG lines at lunchtime), and there is now a whole section devoted to pre-packaged food for picnics: cheese, bread, wine, apples, salami, and cookies. You can even buy a picnic basket.

The Sonoma Cheese Factory also includes a large wine-related retail store, a sit-down café, and a gelato counter.

What to buy: Besides the cheese, some of the special items sold here are jars of seasoning used in the town's annual Ox Roast, personalized paper coasters, wine country magnets, and California pistachios.

Address: 2 Spain Street
Directions: North side of the Plaza
othercontact: Toll-free number: 1-800-535-2855
Phone: 707-996-1931
Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2008
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