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Crowley Cheese

14 Crowley Lane, Healdville, Mount Holly, VT 05758
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Visitors can visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's oldest cheese factory, most weekdays from 9-4, to see award-winning all natural Crowley Cheese, made entirely by hand, the old-fashioned way. The factory was built in 1882 and is listed on the National Historic Register. You can purchase cheese, as well as other assorted Vermont products at the factory. Please call first to make sure the factory is open.

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English first
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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

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new hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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Carmel, NY
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251 reviews 251 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We watched the show "Dirty Jobs" when Mike Rowe was visiting Crowley Cheese. Since we were planning a trip to Vermont, and thought it would be fun to go where the show was filmed, I noted this on my list of possible things to do. We also enjoy visiting farm stores when we travel and we were not disappointed with... More

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have a barber shop in Rutland. I had a customer come in who told me was from Wisconsin. I stated that Vermont produced superior cheese. I mentioned a well known mass produced brand. The conversation got a bit heated, then a couple of old timers said that Crowley cheese is the best. My wife and I took a short... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We happened by this place while going hiking, and just stopped in. It was not very big...maybe the first floor of a large house. There was no cheesemaking going on at the time (but it was sunday). However, cheese was excellent. We bought several types--we bought a mesquite flavor that was so tasty! Tip--they will let you buy the ends... More

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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More

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boston, ma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 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.

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United States
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177 reviews 177 reviews
72 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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... More

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Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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 :)

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