My wife was very excited to come here and dragged me along for the ride. What did I have to complain about, I was about to stuff my face with cheese at an apparently famous cheese factory.
The place was packed at 6 pm (closed at 8). It looked to be packed the entire day. The place was huge from the outside. It Looked like a big factory, so we began to imagine an amazing tour with a guy letting us taste the cheese while we walked through a step by step process orientation. Boy was I wrong.
Basically, you stand in line for a long time (while reading some basic brief history), till you get to this unmanned cheese counter. Its literally 5-7 bowls of cheese cut into cubes. You grab a toothpick that 1000's have touched previously, and pick you're cube of cheese. Because the line was so long, you are FORCED to eat quick and move alone....not being able to assess each cheese. Immediately from here, you are funnelled into a sellers delight. There is a fudge counter, cheese counter, taffy counter, ice cream, tacky trinket counter, souvenirs, etc. This is like every other tourist spot in this region....absolutely no focus, just selling what they can once you have walked through the door. We did not see one person purchase cheese when there....EVERYONE was eating ice cream lol.
You can go upstairs to look down on the factory, but again, they really missed their opportunity!
When we left, the first thing I said was, "Wow, they really missed their chance". This place is big enough where it could of created something waaaaay better, and even be able to charge a small entrance fee. Just my opinion.
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