Throwback Thursday: Cheese Factory in Santa Rosa!

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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.

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Grant Schneider It was a very modest operation, in the middle of nowhere, and delightful because, "what you see is what you got!"  A

Sep 17, 2020 08:41 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs there are actually a few cheese trails.  We took the Point Reyes one and enjoyed it, especially the Cow Girl Creamery.  We even have a mini trail in Central Cal.  One of the gals at the Farmers Market represents Steppladder Creamery...A

Sep 17, 2020 08:44 AM #11
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Roy Kelley Thank you as always for taking the time to comment on our post, we appreciate it. A

Sep 17, 2020 08:45 AM #12
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Hi again, Alexandra... I love cheese... but don't indulge very often as I try to stay away from too much dairy.

Sep 17, 2020 08:47 AM #13
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Just a magical place - and day! Such good memories. 

Sep 17, 2020 09:22 AM #14
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How fun was that. It is wonderful discovering new places.

Sep 17, 2020 09:26 AM #15
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Nina Hollander when you lived in Paris, you must have tasted some wonderful fromage...When we stayed with our cousins at their farmhouse in the Loire Valley, they had some fabulous Conté four degustation.  A

Sep 17, 2020 09:47 AM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD defintely was magical and so authentic.  A

Sep 17, 2020 09:47 AM #17
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Nina Hollander There are several.  Cheese has become a giant industry for California, and check out this link.  Last $ number was 50 million, and that was several years ago.  Here in Central California we have several cheesemakers.  A

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That sounds like an adventure and a half Alexandra...

Happy Thursday to you both Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Sep 17, 2020 06:34 PM #19
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- it's so much fun to explore different places!   And when you bring home a goodie it tastes even better because you were there!

Sep 17, 2020 06:37 PM #20
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Sharon Lee it was fun and we got lost several times trying to find it. even with our GPS!

Sep 17, 2020 08:29 PM #21
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS It was one of many we had on that trip.  A

Sep 17, 2020 08:30 PM #22
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Kathy Streib We were all staying in Glenn Ellen in a beautiful home we rented.  So it was part of the dinner we made that evening.  We cooked every morning and evening.  It was fun eating wonderful food and drinking great wines...A

Sep 17, 2020 08:31 PM #23
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I too like the idea of a "cheese road" and would go exploring on that!  Of course I had to click through to see the cheeses... nice looking website.

Sep 17, 2020 09:00 PM #24
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I love cheese and finding the Cheese Factory off the beaten path would have been fun for us too, Glen Ellen like the Wine? Endre

Sep 17, 2020 10:25 PM #25
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Morning Alexandra.

I do like cheese, American, pepper jack, a blend, you name it, I like it.

Sep 18, 2020 01:12 AM #26
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I did not even know there was a cheese route, but now I do, haha.  It sounds like a wonderful thing to check out.

Sep 18, 2020 06:02 AM #27
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Alexandra/Ron, It's such fun to discover new places. Glad you both enjoyed your new discovery.

Sep 18, 2020 06:38 AM #28
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Endre Barath, Jr. Glen Ellen is a tiny hamlet close to Sonoma.  Yes., there is a Glenn Ellen wine, and the property we were staying at bordered some very large vineyards.  We were way up in the hills there. A

Sep 18, 2020 07:21 AM #29
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