Saturday, December 19, 2009

Marin French Cheese Holiday Gift Sets

There is still time to send a holiday gift of cheese.

Send a small selection of cheese or one of our hand crafted and assembled gift boxes or baskets. Shipping on Monday and Tuesday will be received anywhere in the U.S. by Thursday!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

During October, Marin French Cheese (MFC) sponsored the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF). It was the thirty second film festival for the California Film Institute and the third time that MFC was a major sponsor. The festival ran from October 8 - 18 and exceeded expectations with more than 90 sold out screenings /events and admissions of approximately 40,000.

MFC sponsored the hit South African film, "White Wedding", South Africa's official selection for entry into the Foreign Language Category of the 82nd Academy Awards (Oscars) in 2010. It was very well received by the MVFF audience and tied for its "favorite world feature" award.

Besides being a cash contributor, MFC supplied cheese to the Opening Night Gala at the Mill Valley Community Center and the exciting Closing Night Party aboard the California Hornblower (approximately 1,000 & 500 attendees respectively). Cheese was also handed out to attendees of "White Wedding" and served at several special events for film makers, directors, actors and sponsors.

Other organizations that MFC sponsors are Make-a-Wish, Cinequest (San Jose Film Festival), Marine Mammal Center, S.F. Junior League, Art at the Cheese Factory, Pebble Beach and Food and Wine Show, Pinot Days, and numerous other bay area food and wine events.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Favorite Destination for Visitors from Around the World

Each year visitors from all over the world come to “The Cheese Factory” of Rouge et Noir to sample award winning cheeses, learn about how they are made, and find new recipes and serving ideas. Begin your visit by stopping in at our store where you can taste generous samples of cheeses and an assortment of deli foods including hot chocolate, coffee, soup.

After a little cheese tasting, continue this delicious experience with a feast for your eyes. The grounds are located in a tranquil coastal mountain valley, so pour a glass of wine and enjoy your favorite cheese while sitting on the peaceful picnic grounds by the duck pond. Want to see more of Marin County? After visiting The Cheese Factory continue another 10-15 miles to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, fresh oyster farms, and the Miwok Indian Village.

The Cheese Factory is very popular for local Bay Area day trips as well as vacationers and tourists from all over the United States and the world. A favorite spot for picnickers, hikers, bicyclists, motor cyclists and vacationers there is even room to park limousines, tour buses and the family camper. We also rent out space to large event planners for weddings, family reunions, company barbecues and fund raisers. And, we now have Art at the Cheese Factory in an old barn and sculpture on the factory grounds.

Located north of San Francisco, east of Napa County, west of Pt. Reyes and Olema and southwest of Sonoma County.

Marin French Cheese Co., 7500 Red Hill Rd., Petaluma, CA 94952

Directions to Marin French Cheese

Coming from San Francisco North Hwy. 101

  1. At Novato take the Atherton/ San Marin exit.
  2. At the light turn Left on San Marin Dr.
  3. Follow San Marin Dr. approximately 2 ½ miles to Novato Blvd.
  4. Turn Right on Novato Blvd. And go 7 ½ miles
    until it dead ends into Pt. Reyes/Petaluma Rd.
  5. Turn Left on Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd. and go 1/3 of a mile just past the firehouse on the Right side.

Coming from Santa Rosa South Hwy. 101

  1. Take the E. Washington St. Exit (2nd exit)
  2. At the light turn Right on E. Washington St.
  3. Follow E. Washington St. to the 3rd stoplight and turn Left on Lakeville Street.
  4. Turn Right at the next light on "D" Street.
  5. Follow "D" Street 11 miles until you see the only Firehouse. We are just after the Firehouse on the Right side.