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Address: 14 Crowley Lane, Mount Holly, VT 05758
Phone Number: +1 800-683-2606
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the...

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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An Authentic Vermont Experience + Tasty Cheese and Other Local Products!

The Crowley Cheese Shop is not a destination in itself but part of the experience of visiting Southern Vermont. The visitor will find a cheese "factory" in the traditional sense... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Robin B
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Summerville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowley cheese factory is the oldest continuously operating cheese factory in America. You can watch them make cheese & then sample some of the cheeses they make. They have a lot of unique cheeses like muffaletta, sage, garlic & mesquite among many other varieties. Don't forget to get a brochure so you can order at home.

Thank oldbat2557
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Crowley Cheese Shop is not a destination in itself but part of the experience of visiting Southern Vermont. The visitor will find a cheese "factory" in the traditional sense - a building virtually unchanged since constructed by Winfield Crowley in 1882 - 58 years after the first Crowley began making cheese in his kitchen in 1824. The smooth, buttery... More 

1 Thank Robin B
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tucked away in the woods is Crowley Cheese. The people working here are so friendly and they have at least 10 cheeses out for you to taste.

Thank susanj329
Princeton, New Jersey
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unless you ask or are with a tour. Pre-health laws, folks could even participate in the process. Now when they are making, it is all done behind a plexiglass window. The building is authentic and the area is beautiful, especially in the Fall. Don't go out of your way.

1 Thank nomad_rover
Long Island NY
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68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

No factory to speak of (an empty room on display), just a decrepit building with some of their wares for sale (cheeses, mustards and a few other odds and ends. Not particularly friendly either.

2 Thank beentheredonethat56
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Looking for something to do w my 89 year old mother in law we drove 1/2 hour to get cheese we could have purchased from local store, but place not accessible to person w a cane . I had seen cheese making here on "dirty jobs" so I thought it would be fun. I hate to be negative-but please don't... More 

3 Thank Chriscarlspencer
Morrisville, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Site of the nation's oldest continual cheese making operation. It is about 10 miles from Okemo-Ludlow, VT. Very nice original building. Excellent Vermont cheeses here in a number of different cheddar varieties. People were very friendly here, a real pleasure to stop and talk a while. Not a large place but very Vermont, with great cheeses.

1 Thank Jeffrey L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As designated historical cheese maker we were expecting a little more of the "history". Instead there is a small shop with a couple of old cheese making implements with almost no interpretive information. The cheese is average. As a lover of good very old cheddar we were expecting more flavour and bite in the "extra sharp". All cheese was available... More 

Thank Luapekralc
new hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I remember going to the Crowley cheese factory when I was a child....more than a few years ago. We are about 90 minutes away from Mt Holly and it is such a beautiful area we love going there and alway go to the cheese factory. The country side in Vermont is so lovely and I love the anticipation of seeing... More 

Thank BellacatNewHampshire
Carmel, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tasty samples of cheese, but no cheese making happening on Columbus Day weekend. We did buy a delicious cheese and honey mustard with ale.

Thank AndrewsMomCarmel

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