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Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms
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Working award wining artisan small cheesemaking factory, viewing windows and instructional cheesemaking talks at 11am & 3pm daily (free). Sample our bries, washed rind & feta styles (up to 20 handmade regional cheeses available for tasting and...more
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447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2321, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No hello on arrival. Browsed without any offer of help. Ordered 4 coffees which tasted horrible. Wanted a cheese tasting but was offered no help. Felt like we were intruding in their shop. No goodbye when we were leaving. I hope that lady is the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank BlackInk67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a $35 cheese tasting platter (there were 4 of us) we were not disappointed. The ladies were very helpful and friendly. They made sure that my husband who is coeliac got his gluten free crackers for the board. Our selection of cheeses was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 461lyng
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

There’s no cheers making done here. It’s just a sales room next door to McQuiggans wine tasting. There’s no free cheese tasting here. You have to pay for it. There was four of us so we each got the $7.95 tasting plate. The tasting plate...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank johnboy3bw
Reviewed February 7, 2019

This is the cheese factory at the McGuigan Winery. There’s a variety of locally made cheeses, all very different. The numbers on the shelving reflect those that are available as part of the tasting platter, although it seemed there was some flexibility if you wanted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DadandCab
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We arrived on a busy day, but had an enjoyable experience. Loads of lovely, unique cheese varieties, and was impressed that we could indulge in our love of cheese by sampling a number of varieties for $8.00. Staff were lovely. great variety of produce and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LilliPill58
Rosalia L, Owner at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2019

Hi LilliPilli58 I ave just read your review :) Thanks for taking time to pop up some feedback. I will certainly pass your kind words on to my team. I agree, they are amazing

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

David, Master Cheesemaker from Hunter Valley Cheese Factory, 447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin was very informative about the cheese making process.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dragonfly4035
Rosalia L, Fromager & Affinuer at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Hi Dragonfly4035 Thanks for taking the time to post this fabulous review. Yes we think David is pretty amazing too - I am so glad your enjoyed your time with us, I hope this inspired you to discover more about the wonderful world of cheese....More

Reviewed December 19, 2018

Called in when visiting the Hunter Valley, fabulous selection of cheeses, staff very friendly and very helpful. They also sell a lot of products to help you put a great cheese plate together with no effort at all. Well worth a visit, it is hidden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Val H
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to pick a quiet day so had the master cheese maker all to ourselves. Discovered so much about the complex process of making cheeses. The washed rind brie turned out to be like newborn babies in terms of care and attention...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PattyVella
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We participated in the cheese talk at 11am which was fascinating and had a chance to taste many of the products afterwards in a tasting led by Blake. He was an incredibly kind and generous host who provided us with some stellar winery recommendations for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 194mauliks
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We visited the Hunter Valley Cheese Company last Tuesday. We went here specially for the 11 am cheese talk, tour and tasting, and to buy some cheeses for an anniversary celebration that evening. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told that the talk wasn't happening,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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