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1000 Islands River Rat Cheese

242 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1010
+1 800-752-1341
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Fried cheese curds are delicious

Great shop with many different cheeses friendly staff free samples. They have a large selection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tonya1360
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Love cheese

We love to stop here whenever we are in Clayton for there beer cheese. This is one of our favorites... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
peachy0154
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Buffalo, New York
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1000 Islands "River Rat" Cheese is a simple, small store in a friendly community. We have been providing you with our finest cheeses, local products, and courteous customer service since 1981. We offer a vast amount of cheddar cheese, imported cheese, and cheese curds of different flavors. We also carry chocolates, syrups, honey, jams, the original 1000 Islands dressing and much more.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cheese curds” (24 reviews)
“free samples” (8 reviews)
“sharp cheddar” (5 reviews)
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242 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1010
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+1 800-752-1341
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"cheese curds"
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"free samples"
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"take home"
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"food items"
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"large selection"
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"aged cheddar"
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"small shop"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great shop with many different cheeses friendly staff free samples. They have a large selection of cheese and candy But they star of the show are the fried cheese curds lightly battered and made to order for $6.99

Thank Tonya1360
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to stop here whenever we are in Clayton for there beer cheese. This is one of our favorites that they produce.

Thank peachy0154
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Such a variety of products to tantalize your taste buds. A wide selection of quality snacks and concoctions.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

If you're ever in Clayton, NY, try River Rat cheese. I love their 3 and 8 year old super-sharp cheddar, and I buy some in Clayton every September, and usually have some shipped to my home in the spring. Beats anything you can find in...More

Thank maineb1
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Their vast display of cheese, fish, candy and meats are all high quality and tasty. Their displays are all very easy to access,well marked and priced. I would say their prices are comparable to other stores that offer some similar items. You can watch the...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The best cheese you will ever buy... and the candy selection is fantastic! We visit every time we are in the area!

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great selection of local area cheeses and a few meats as well. Sharpness ranged from curds all the way to 14yr, all of which are good. I will come nack every time i head up this way. Only reason for giving 4 insteas of 5...More

Thank Jer S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

A wonderful little store to browse and find all kinds of treats..sure there is a very wide variety of cheese and cheese products but also meats and lots of sweets. Everyone will find something to buy

Thank RK_LI_NY
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

was there a few years ago and went back the cheeses are great and lots of bagged chocolates would definitely go when there

Thank carol r
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We drove 1-1/2 hours just to visit this store. They have THE best roasted garlic cheese, not overpowering and subtle. Love their hot buffalo cheese. (Melt it down for a dip!). XXX-cheddar and cheese curds are to die for. We liked everything they have. Will...More

Thank L P
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Response from Margaret O | Reviewed this property |
It's your typical gift shop in a little "touristy" town (not too touristy). They have lots of samples and PLENTY of sweet treats I'm sure the kids will like. I think they'd like it, especially if they like cheese and... More
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