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“Worth stopping in!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store

Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store
106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Dallas, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Worth stopping in!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We love cheese and this place is probably one of the nicest! Such a great variety and the staff is very helpful and will to offer you any cheese you'd like to taste. Great selection of local, popular wines. They offer the right amount of souvenirs, not too much, not too little! They also offer ice packs and coolers for sale if you'll be on the road for a while. We got there too late for the factory tour across the street, but we will definitely be going back! There are just enough things to do in West Jefferson after a beautiful drive on the Parkway, and this place is a definite place to stop!

Visited September 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good Cheese!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We visit the Ashe County Cheese Store anytime we are in the Boone, NC, area (West Jefferson is only about 25 miles outside Boone). The store offers not only several varieties of local cheese made across the street but other cheeses. All the cheeses we have tried have been excellent ... especially their locally produced rounds of cheddar. In addition to cheese, they sell local wines and other gourmet food items. Take a cooler and load up on a variety of their cheeses.

Visited September 2013
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Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“do you like cheese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Okay for a one time visit. I was expecting a cool tour of a cheese factory instead I got to look through a little window. I'm not sure how much cheese is made here but they didn't seem to sell much of it in their store. Looking at the labels, it looked like most of the cheese they were selling was from someplace else.

Visited April 2013
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north carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“Ashe Co Cheese, July 30”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If you just happen to be in Ashe co., and just happen to be in Jefferson...........Ashe Co. Cheese would be worth a few min. of your time. The last time I did the tour, we were actually on the floor. Now there is a viewing section that is closed in that overlooks the floor. There is a photo opportunity outside at the Cows. The real star of this tour is the store itself. It has really expanded from my last visit and includes a wide selections of cheese and other foods. While I was there an entire mini bus of tourists from Norway stopped by. Overall, it's a good way to spend a few min. of you time.

Visited July 2013
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“ashe county cheese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

GREAT! it is the ONLY CHEESE FACTORY IN NC!. The cheese selection is wonderful. I really like the aged SHARP cheese 7 years is the best. Also the almond swiss cheese spread is good and you can watch it being made as well. Love this place.

Visited June 2013
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