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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 13 Activities in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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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!

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Edmonton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Didn't expect to find a working farm that you could walk through by yourself (with a map as your guide). Animals you can see and pet (and smell). The workers on the farm interact with you, answer your questions, and direct you to the more interesting parts of their operation as it is happening. The cheese - we tasted every... More

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Qualicum Beach, B.C.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A visit to this cute farm is such a fun experience for all ages, but especially for families. Lots animals to see, you can watch the milking and cheese making and when you are all finished visit the shop to sample delicious cheeses and fruit wines made onsite. You can also purchase farm grown meats and homemade sausages

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Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Cheeseworks is a bit off the beaten path, and requires some navigational skills to find, but finding it is well worth the effort. Plenty of goods manufactured on-site (and not just cheese). Free sampling. Also some local goods for sale in their store. You also get to see the cows from which the cheese originates.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is a great place to take family, guests, kids, oh and taste the wine that is made at this location yum... Sample cheese, buy fresh made ice cream just crab a spoon and dig in.you also can buy kits to make Brie cheese yum.fresh bread, and also Vancouver island salt. Petting farm, and you can pet rabbits, also... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Granted this place was difficult to find - but what a find! There are outdoor attractions which we skipped as we were here for the cheese. There were over ten types of cheese to try - all self-serve. It was difficult to limit our purchases to only two cheeses as we were traveling. The wine tasting was also free and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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234 reviews 234 reviews
128 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped in at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks to have a picnic lunch and check the place out. We love their cheese so it was neat to see where it comes fun. They really have things to do for people of all ages. For the adults, there is wine and cheese tasting. For the kids, there is a... More

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New England
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91 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited Morningstar Farm as part of a shore excursion on our recent visit to Nanaimo with Celebrity Cruises. We very much enjoyed the very authentic experience provided by the welcoming staff of Morningstar Farm, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery. The excursion was quite extensive. The owner of the farm welcomed our group as we arrived. We were given... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were recommended to try this place by some local folks for their fruit wines. When we got there, we were confused at first because the MooBerry Winery building was closed. We walked around and then realized that their wine and cheese tasting is in their general gift store (in the back area). Their wine-tasting was free, I really loved... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Open farm with a half hour walk around the pastures with a foragers map for children. Petting zoo with bunnies, sheep and a goat. And it's all free! Wine and cheese tasting at the end. The cheese is incredible. I might go back tomorrow to buy more. Lovely people and a lovely farm. Definitely worth a visit.

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British Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'm a fan of the blackberry wine! go try some wine and cheese and let the kids so how the farm works a bit.

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