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“Okay tour, but overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Cheese Factory

Monteverde Cheese Factory
Costa Rica
645-2850
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Toronto, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Okay tour, but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to the cheese factory right after new years, expecting to pay the $10 for the tour. We were then told that the price of the tour had increased by $2 as it was the new year. A 20% increase seems quite hefty, if you ask me.

The tour itself was informative, though there isn't a whole lot to see. We walked around for a bit and spent the second half of the tour watching a slideshow on the history of the factory.

The guide wasn't very good. She was clearly in a rush to get the tour over and done with and seemed annoyed that she had to do the tour in both English and Spanish.

I found the cheeses that were available for sale to be quite pricey.

They do, however, have really good ice cream.

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Nice stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is an educational and tasty stop along tour route. It's amazing that they have literally carved such a thriving dairy business out of such a hilly, tropical forest.

Visited January 2013
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice ice cream”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We just went to the shop and bought an ice cream which was nice. The cheese is tasteless and overpriced. $16 for a piece of cheddar outrageous. We live in london so we get the best cheese. Costa Rican cheese is the worst I have ever tasted...

Visited December 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You have to try the ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

After a morning of walking through the Cari-Cancha Refuge, we stopped here to grab a snack. We didn't take the tour, which seemed far overpriced at $12/person. Instead, we sampled the cheese (not impressed, but maybe our selections simply didn't match our tastes) and bought a couple ice cream cones (very impressed with their fresh ingredients).

Visited December 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Fun in Monteverde”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Just returned from Costa Rica...Enjoyed our tour of the Cheese Factory and hearing the history of this business. The samples of cheese were wonderful along with the ice cream that we purchased after the tour. Very rich!

Visited October 2012
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