Marin French Cheese Co. is located 15-20 minutes outside of Novato, where Petaluma meets West Marin. Known to locals as “The Cheese Factory,” Marin French Cheese Co. was founded in 1865, making it the oldest continuously-operating creamery in the United States. They make delicious and award-winning French-inspired soft cheeses like Brie, Camembert, and many others, using fresh milk from neighboring Northern California dairies. More than just a creamery, visit Marin French Cheese Co. for the retail store and picnic grounds. Their cheese shop and café has everything you need to enjoy a scenic picnic by the pond or for a goodie bag to take along if you’re heading out to Point Reyes or up to wine country.