Marin French Cheese Co. has been making handmade artisan cheese at our historic creamery in Marin County, Northern California since 1865, making us the country’s oldest cheese company. We combine traditional French cheesemaking techniques with an innovative spirit to produce award-winning, California original cheeses. Read more about our story and the rich history that makes us the artisan cheese company we are today.

Artisan Cheese

Our handcrafted products are made in small batches with the highest quality milk from cows pastured at local North Bay dairies. The foundation of our company is built on more than 155 years of cheesemaking knowledge and passion, combined with an unwavering loyalty to the land, animals, and our historic creamery. The result is a collection of soft-ripened cheeses meticulously made with equal respect for Northern California terroir and Old World cheesemaking methods that have stood the test of time.


Our classic bloomy rind cheeses begin with traditional French Brie or Camembert recipes that we make our own through the use of a unique blend of cultures, flavors, and techniques. Discover the Classics.


Our line of 4oz Petite cheeses are perfect for your next picnic, as a snack for two, lunch for one, or on any cheese board or plate. Don’t miss our flagship Petite Breakfast Fresh Brie, which has been made since 1865, when it was developed as a protein alternative for dock workers after the Gold Rush. Learn more about our Petite cheeses.


Our specialty items don’t fall within our Classic or Petite collections, but are true to Marin French Cheese Co.’s commitment to quality. Get familiar with the newest addition to the family, our Golden Gate washed rind triple crème cheese or try our exclusive par-baked Brie en Croute, and more! Enjoy the Specialties.

Terroir: Foggy Mornings,
Ocean Breezes, And Warm

Our location in West Marin County offers foggy mornings, cool ocean breezes, and warm afternoons that create an atmosphere for our cheeses to become something truly unique. Come visit us and see for yourself. Our retail store welcomes visitors daily to shop for cheese, other local goods, and gifts. Grab a seat at a picnic table, or bring a blanket for the grass and enjoy the beauty of Northern California while exploring our line of soft-ripened cheeses.

Life of the Party

Enjoying good food is one of life’s most authentic pleasures and it’s even better when the experience is shared with others. Make your cheeseboard the life of the party, learn more about cheese life and storage, and get fun tips and tricks for serving to impress! Let Marin French Cheese Co. help you get the most out of your favorite soft-ripened cheeses.

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