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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

403 Lowry's Road, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2B5, Canada
250-954-3931
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Ranked #3 of 11 activities in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, located on Morningstar Farm, produce a selection of... more » Owner description: Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, located on Morningstar Farm, produce a selection of world-class cheeses and fruit wines to delight the senses!Come and visit our heritage dairy farm - take a self-guided tour (complete with map), watch the Cheese makers in action, chat with the wine maker and sample the different varieties of award-winning cheeses and wines we create. Stay for a picnic, watch the milking daily at 4pm, and you just can't leave without visiting all the animals - cows & calves (of course!), sheep, goats, pigs, horses, bunnies and 'Carl' the llama! « less
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Burnaby, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cute property. Great staff. Animals to look at and pet. Little trails to explore the farm. Original cheeses and fruit wine (dry) available to taste and purchase.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a working farm and is an amazing example of agri-tourism and direct farm marketing done expertly. You can watch the cows get milked (a highlight), watch the cheese get pressed (I always miss it but hear it isn't as exciting as it sounds), pet some cute fluffy animals (think: goats, sheep, a llama), and visit the shop (the... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

After caving & touch tanks, we decided to go to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. It's a family run farm that produces some fine cheese and fruit wines. Sampled a few and purchased a few for our evening desert. They also have a scavenger hunt for the kids, a petting area of course the "shop". The staff were knowledgable, friendly and helpful.... More

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NZ
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537 reviews 537 reviews
173 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

generosity in tasting the full range of cheeses which were tasty wines made from fruits other than GRAPES were interesting.... but we are still grape wine people friendly and hospitable staff recommended

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Summerland, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yes it,s an operating farm. All animals...cows,horses,sheep,pigs,goats and dogs. You can see it in action. Children also love it. The cheese sampling is ideal in helping you decide the kinds you'd like to buy. Very clean& tidy!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Awesome place to visit with kids. Cheese sampling, a large picnic area, lots of cows, a couple horses, rabbits. Big tractors that our two year old Grandson loved. In summer they have rides in a covered wagon. We were there early season and it was a little muddy but had our rubber boots. There is also a winery there but... More

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Edmonton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The owners of this cheese and wine making emporium lived in Switzerland and when it came time to return to Canada asked their kids what they were interested in pursuing. They said "cheese" - and the rest is history. Some of their cheeses are award-winning. But the fun is in visiting the farm, talking to the family and the hired... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Delicious variety of cheeses produced fresh. Quaint little store with all the fixin's for a cheese and wine festivity! We go for the cheese. This is truly a farm to table operation. The ability to tour the farm animals can be a lot of fun for both young and young at heart. You get the full farm experience at this... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The little qualicum cheeseworks is located with the mooberry winery and has all of their cheeses out for sampling. The variety of cheese is extensive and quite tasty. A little store also carries a variety of crackers and other goods for sale as well. Their soft cheeses are especially tasty.

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Parksville, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Small family business open to the public. Supplies a number of stores in the area with specialy cheese. Watch it being made. If you want to prepare for a special picnic in the area and like Greek Salad buy your Feta here. It's more like the real Greek Feta cheese. (Not so salty) The winery sells fruit wines that make... More

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A T, Manager at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to the farm! More

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