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“Small cheese factory, lots of samples, reasonable priced” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crowley Cheese

Crowley Cheese
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's oldest cheese factory to see award-winning all natural Crowley Cheese, made entirely by hand, the old-fashioned way. Though the factory shop is usually open 7 days, 10-4, we typically make cheese 3 weekdays (call for schedule). The factory was built in 1882 and is listed in the National Historic Register. You can purchase cheese, as well as other assorted Vermont products at the factory. Heads up: we are a TINY, old-fashioned operation that's a little off the beaten track in a beautiful, rural area. Please call first to make sure the factory is open before making the trek. Also, if you do manage to catch us on a cheesemaking day, we really appreciate your patience as our cheesemaking staff endeavors to make excellent cheese while providing an excellent customer service experience.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Small cheese factory, lots of samples, reasonable priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a small one room cheese factory. On my last visit the three employees were gathering cheese curd - the first time in 4 or 5 visits that I actually witnessed the process. It is worth a stop to sample their nice cheeses (fresh chive is my favorite) but don't be assured you'll see them making cheese. They have samples of all their cheeses and gourmet crackers to go with them. You can also sample some of their locally sourced jams, pickles, etc. Their prices are lower than the grocery store. If planning a stop be aware that they do not have a public restroom!

Visited June 2014
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boston, ma
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“Great cheese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Quaint shop with excellent cheese. Plenty of samples and you can get off priced cheese - i.e. the end pieces that don't fit the shape of a bar, etc.

Visited October 2013
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“Good cheese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stopped here after finding a brochure about Crowley Cheese at a visitor's center. There wasn't any cheese being made that day so nothing much to see, but they did have samples you could try. There was also a staff member who could answer any questions we may have had. It was a quick stop for us, but worth the detour.

Visited October 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The people are friendly and the cheese is delicious! Not only did they have samples of the cheese, they had jams and spreads galore. So delicious! They weren't making cheese when we went but that's ok, we had a great experience anyways :)

Visited October 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“try the unusually sharp cheddar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I love cheese, but there's really not much excitement to be had from watching people make it - its basically watching milk curdle, so I wasn't too fussed about the fairly limited viewing opportunities here - its a small operation. However, the staff making the cheese were very friendly and would continually pop their head out to answer any questions.
Tasting cheese - thats another matter. All their varieties were available for tasting, as well as their great range of locally produced condiments. My heart was truly stolen by the unusually sharp cheddar, wow! That's how I remember cheddar was supposed to taste from when I was a kid. Unfortunately my heart was broken a few days later when I left the cheese in somebody else's fridge during a pit stop on the way home. Luckily I think Crowley do shipping!

Visited September 2013
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