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“Interesting tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Cheese Factory

Monteverde Cheese Factory
Costa Rica
645-2850
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CANADA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It is a cheese tour, the cheeses were good, and it was interesting to learn about the history of the area, but it was a typical tour of a cheese factory. The ice cream was just ok at best, nothing special, but it was worth a visit if you have time.

Visited March 2013
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Killarney, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Icecream, Great Cheese!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We ordered milkshakes and some cheese from the factory and they were amazing. The ice cream was creamy, and tasty. The cheese was fresh, and some of the best cheese I've ever had.

Visited March 2013
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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Excellent Milkshake!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Did not take the tour, but had italian cheese sandwiches in the cafe, and one of the best chocolate milkshakes ever!!

Visited March 2013
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NY
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Ok, a little steep”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I guess I'm not sure what I really expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the history so kudos for that. We got a quick view from a window of part of the cheese making operations then we went into a room and she presented a slide show with some of the same history she told us at the beginning and more history on how the for profit company has expanded into other businesses. They have the cheese, a pig farm and distribution business.
After the slide show we sampled several different cheeses and caramel all made there. That was it. Last about an hour and a half. Longer if she has to speak multi languages to tell the history.
We went in the store after where you can purchase various products.
We purchased 2 single cone icecream cones at $6. They were good, lil pricey.
Our tour cost $24 for 2 people. We thought a bit steep for what we got.
Thing to note, the factory is at the end of a very long bumpy road and really not within walking distance of town unless you like a hike. We took a cab for 2,000 colones.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Interesante!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was our first stop and how appropriate that turned out to be. It was the cheese factory that provided the revenue source for the original 12 Quaker families that came to Monteverde to "dodge" the draft according to their beliefs. So in addition to seeing how the cheese is made, we came away with a foundation in Monteverde's history. Definitely worth it.

Visited February 2013
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