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“The real deal.”

Grafton Village Cheese
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Grafton
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The real deal.”
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

I work in Specialty food & wine and went out of my way to go to all three locations. The cheese was being made in the Brattleboro location that day so we stopped there first. You couldn't ask for more for a cheese making "factory tour." There are STRICT cleanliness standards in place so entering the area is understandably not allowed. You can see everything you need to see through the windows and the cheese makers smile and are friendly. The clerks working the counter could do a better job greeting customers but the store was nicely stocked. The store in Grafton was smaller and the production facility wasn't open when we arrived but the location was idyllic. Just what you picture when you buy the cheese in the store. Near a weathered covered bridge next to a lush meadow. I recommend trying to see the cheese making in Grafton if you can for this reason. There isn't much to see in Grafton, it's remote, but what there is to see is completely authentic. Grab lunch at the charming cafe next to the retail store and have a quirky local maple soda or even better dinner at the Grafton Inn next door which is dripping with history and charm. Also worth a two mile trip to Plummers Sugar House to buy your maple syrup from the makers. Not much to see as its just a ramshackle barn but its the real deal in the middle of the Vermont woods.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“new variety different cheese”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

its a red colour factory which also has a store selling the cheese.there is also small farm outside where you can see hens ,goats,donkeys,a good timepass for kids. the best part is the store also has cheese tasting days so you can get to eat it for free before buying. there are so many different and unique varieties of cheese which are hardly found in normal shops. also the cheese can stay for 7hrs without refrigerator which is a good point if you are travelling different states. the employees are really helpful and give good tips regarding selection and also maintaining the cheese. do ask the story of the 5yr old sam cheese. they also have glass window where you can see the cheese processed. the store also sells bread,wine and other utensils,jams,syrups,etc. definately worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Pennellville, New York
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“mmmmmm....cheese.”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We went to the store outside of Brattleboro. Lots of different cheeses. Lots of free samples. I especially liked the blue inside the chedder . You don't really seem to get a break on the prices. This place is a cheese village. How can you go wrong?

Visited July 2013
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Panama City, FL
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
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“Artisan cheese factory and shop”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

If you are into artisan cheese this would make a nice stop on the outskirts of Brattleboro, Vermont. There is a cheese factory on display through windows where you can view the cheese making process. It has a video explaining all the steps. In the accompanying shop the cheese is available for tasting and purchase along with other specialty foods. Stop if you have the time and interest, otherwise there are other more interesting things to do in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Don't list as a "factory" tour!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

The "factory" is located outside of town and is closed. The shop is a small boutique shop in town that has a nice selection and nice staff but there isn't cheese making or tours on site. There is a really good little restaurant attached called "Mack's Place Eatery" which makes a delicious sandwich!

Visited June 2013
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