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Maytag Dairy Farm

2282 E. 8th St. N., Newton, IA
800-247-2458
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Newton
Type: Farms
Description: This farm is famous for its Maytag Blue cheese.
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you love blue cheese, traveling to Newton, Iowa and out to the Maytag Dairy is a must. Maytag Dairy is the home of the world famous Maytag blue cheese. This is the best cheese and the tour is very interesting. Getting to taste a variety of products is wonderful and of course, purchasing some of the blue cheese. It... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fabulous service; the best bleu cheese on the planet. We have a standing order to be shipped every quarter!!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

But this really isn't a great attraction. It's not worth the drive off 80. The people are nice but there's not much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The people at Maytag Dairy Farm were so nice to talk to and they gave us samples of cheese to try. Of course, we had to purchase cheese to take home. I have to say that coming from Vermont, we are very fussy about cheese. I loved the cheddar spread and made sure that I got some to bring home... More

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Newton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have lived in Newton for nearly thirteen years, and the Dairy Farm is a regular stop for us. Part of that is because we know some of the people who work there, but most of it is because we keep showing guests this gem of the prairie. Don't confuse the Dairy Farm with the now defunct Maytag Corporation (appliances... More

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stopped on a Saturday morning and received a very pleasant welcome from one of the 3 or 4 people working there. After watching a short (~10 minute) video, we got a tour of their facility. Although the tour only consisted of watching a person INDIVIDUALLY wrap each small wedge of their famous Blue Cheese, we did get a great... More

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Northern MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We were killing time near Newton and were told to go here, at first I thought no thanks I've seen many dairy barns. I am glad we gave this a chance! My kids loved it , VERY nice lady we had giving us our tour. Interesting, fun, informative, free and samples of all the cheeses ! Worth the stop. We... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

For many years we have enjoyed Maytag Blue Cheese, generally considered "America's Premier Blue Cheese." While planning a trip across Iowa on Highway I-80, I noticed that we would be very near the Maytag Farm in Newton and it became a "Don't Miss Attraction" for us. Upon arriving at the Maytag Store, we were warmly greeted by Linda who gave... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We enjoyed learning about Maytag Blue Cheese, one of my favorites. The tour leader was knowledgeable and we enjoyed the samples we were provided. I wish the highway signs had been better located so we wouldn't have had to drive several miles out of our way when coming from the west.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We found this by looking up info in the Iowa Travel Guide 2012. Wonderful hostess/office worker showed up the area, film and tasted several samples and told us about the process and area. Like others have written the Blue Cheese is WONDERFUL. Even though my husband is not a fan of "blue cheese" he tried and thought was very good!... More

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