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Address: 14 Crowley Lane, Healdville, Mount Holly, VT 05758
Phone Number: 800-683-2606
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Description: Visitors can visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's oldest cheese...
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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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
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

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Long Island NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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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.

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Martintown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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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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