Pictured above is one our discoveries on the Northern California cheese route... Two years ago in October, we flew to San Francisco, to meet up with friends. We stayed in Glenn Ellen, and one of our adventures was to explore the Cheese Road...The following excerpt is from the Matos website. The cheese was wonderful and we bought some for our dinner that evening...
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.