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1000 Islands River Rat Cheese

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Tale of the traveling river rat cheese

We didn't actually go to the store,Hurricane Florence made us go home early.We bought our cheese at... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Excellent cheese

Reasonable prices for cheese. Although I wasn't getting cheese curds on the day they're made, they... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Orlando, Florida
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“cheese curds”(27 reviews)
“sharp cheddar”(6 reviews)
“cheese spread”(5 reviews)
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...more
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242 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1010
+1 800-752-1341
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We didn't actually go to the store,Hurricane Florence made us go home early.We bought our cheese at T.I.Winery,as we were on our way out of ABAY.Living 14 hrs(925 miles away),my wife always stocks up on River Rat Cheese when we get up there.Cheese stayed in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Reasonable prices for cheese. Although I wasn't getting cheese curds on the day they're made, they were still fresh & squeaky! Other places sell River Rat curds but they're going to cost more.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Letsgomets05
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Wow this place was busy. Had many different cheeses included locally made ( not in Clayton but still upstate NY) found a cheese that is hard to find. Also had old fashion packaged candy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Natlparkfan7
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

GREAT little cheese store a must stop when visiting Clayton. Has many choices of high quality cheeses...lots of varieties and have many samples to try...Can watch through a glass window workers making and bagging the cheeses...They sell other bulk snacks and candy too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mamafic
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

In a age when we can buy Artisan cheese in any grocery store we still find ourself buying it at the little River Rat cheese store. The draw is the cooler when you first walk in with port wine cheese, flavored curd and cheeses aged...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

If you love cheese, you’ll love this little shop! They offer an amazing variety of locally made cheeses and meats. Their cheese curd is amazing and comes in a variety of flavors to suit almost any palate. Their extra sharp cheddars are amazing and they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelley W
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I Love 1000 Island River Rat Cheese. A great store and I bring all my friends here as soon as they come to Clayton and they are always excited and love the cheese. However, often the show has other food items as well, honey, maple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pollyzoom
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with amount and variety of offerings. Highly recommend picking up some cheese and other food supplies here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank V6592KIchristopherm
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Memories of teenage curd hunting in the North Country. Good size selection. Great pricing. . Buy early so you can munch all day while looking at old boats

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oldwoodboats
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Samples galore, a great selection of cheese among other Delicious assortments of meats and.crackers, and...candy

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheryl S
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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