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“Local highlight”

Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan
Ranked #2 of 26 Shopping in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

It's a cool goat farm and a shop positioned in a beautiful place with a great view. That's it. You can probably find similar setups everywhere you go in North America. But it deserves the above-average rating simply because their weird goat milk gelato tastes pretty good, and because besides this farm, a few of average vineyards and a lake with a promenade, Kelowna doesn't have much to offer. The Carmelis farm is decisively one of the area's highlights. When you are there, check out how the dogs herd the goats, it is pretty cool.

Thank JarvNY
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I'm glad we took the time to drive out to Carmelis. It's a charming little goat farm perched on a steep hill. You can view the goats and some of the operations. But the best part is the shop. If you love cheese then this is a most do. You can sample every cheese they offer with a purchase. Which is easy because there are so many delicious varieties of cheese you will definitely want to buy at least one. We were there for cheese but got tempted by the other customers raving about the gelato so we had to try. WOW! the gelato is amazing. You can't tell the difference in flavour being made with goat's milk, it was just as delicious as gelato I had in Italy. Very fresh homemade flavours. loved it! Definitely with the drive.

Thank Kristi B
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This farm dairy that produces artisanal goat cheeses has been at this very scenic location in Southern Mission(Kelowna) for about 10 years. The drive there is a scenic delight with sweeping views over the lake. Foodies will take note that there are three wineries close by. Once you arrive, you can also see the goats that are cavorting outside, and kids of all ages with like to take a peek into the window of a barn and maybe see a baby goat. Once you are inside, you'll find a tidily laid out shop that offers numerous varieties of their goat cheeses and also a beautiful array of yummy gelatos. If you just come to taste, you'll pay $2.00 to get a taste of about half a dozen varieties. If you decide to make a purchase, the tasting is complimentary. The cheese varieties are very tasty, and people who are concerned about something that tastes"goaty" or harsh, will be in for a very pleasant surprise. As far as prices are concerned, the cheeses are not inexpensive.You certainly pay for a very good product, but then a meltingly delicious piece of "Moonlight" is a wonderful,special treat that you will not get every day!

Thank CharlotteKelowna
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We enjoyed the different kind of cheese they have, and once we tried the gelatto, we had to have more!!!

Thank Chef_Serch
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The goat cheese and goat milk gelato ice cream were great! Large selection of goat cheese, staff was really helpful. Cheese tasting is $2 per person complementary with purchase of cheese. Definitely a place to visit if you like cheese! Only thing is that it would be nice if they gave a tour of the factory and show how the cheese is made. Also a bit hard to find the place.

Thank Eric C
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