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Monteverde Cheese Factory

Costa Rica
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Ok, a little steep

I guess I'm not sure what I really expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the history so... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2013
via mobile

This was our first stop and how appropriate that turned out to be. It was the cheese factory that... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2013
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

I guess I'm not sure what I really expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the history so kudos for that. We got a quick view from a window of part of the cheese making operations then we went into a room and she presented...More

1  Thank Tristensmom
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This was our first stop and how appropriate that turned out to be. It was the cheese factory that provided the revenue source for the original 12 Quaker families that came to Monteverde to "dodge" the draft according to their beliefs. So in addition to...More

Thank adlernews
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We went to the cheese factory right after new years, expecting to pay the $10 for the tour. We were then told that the price of the tour had increased by $2 as it was the new year. A 20% increase seems quite hefty, if...More

1  Thank JustinaL370
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This is an educational and tasty stop along tour route. It's amazing that they have literally carved such a thriving dairy business out of such a hilly, tropical forest.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We just went to the shop and bought an ice cream which was nice. The cheese is tasteless and overpriced. $16 for a piece of cheddar outrageous. We live in london so we get the best cheese. Costa Rican cheese is the worst I have...More

Thank wallymcdonald
Reviewed 5 January 2013

After a morning of walking through the Cari-Cancha Refuge, we stopped here to grab a snack. We didn't take the tour, which seemed far overpriced at $12/person. Instead, we sampled the cheese (not impressed, but maybe our selections simply didn't match our tastes) and bought...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Just returned from Costa Rica...Enjoyed our tour of the Cheese Factory and hearing the history of this business. The samples of cheese were wonderful along with the ice cream that we purchased after the tour. Very rich!

1  Thank eajewell
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We stopped here after a tour in the Curi Changa reserve. All of us had the pork with tortillas and salad. This is not the type of food I would normally order but I wasn't impressed. However it was pretty much that or hamburgers -...More

Thank Annie123081
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We stopped in but did not do the tour. You can see into the processing room through the glass window. The ice cream was really good! It was very creamy and I got the rum raison.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 16 September 2012

You can't just have one scoop of their homemade ice cream, since so many flavors are stupendous and use local fruit.

Thank Deanne S
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