Visit us

We love making great cheese. And we love to share it in person. Stop by and see how it’s all done.

Picnics and Retail Shop.

Rain or shine, come visit us at our historic location at the Hicks Valley Ranch.

Guests from around the world visit ‘The Cheese Factory’ (as we’re known to locals) throughout the year. We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Petaluma or Novato and about 30 minutes to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Begin your visit at our cozy retail shop and sample our award-winning cheeses. Take some home or make a picnic of cheese, sandwiches and drinks for a relaxing break near the pond or at tables around our lush grounds. We invite you to enjoy the personal connection to the artisan atmosphere and rural environment that we’ve preserved.

Closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

We are no longer hosting tours of cheese production. Soon we will have videos to take you on a virtual tour to learn about cheesemaking.

Store hours: Open from 8:30am to 5:00pm seven days per week.


  • From Petaluma
    Go west out D street 10 miles from down town. Located right after Marin County Fire Dept. on the right
  • From Novato
    Go North out Novato Blvd until it dead ends. Turn left on Petaluma Pt. Reyes road
    And it’s about a 1/4 mile on your right

To find us on your map or GPS:
7510 Pt Reyes Petaluma Rd, Petaluma CA

Our Mailing Address:
Marin French Cheese Co.
7500 Red Hill Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952

You can also buy gift baskets right here, right now. Check out our online Country Store.