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Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms

447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2321, Australia
+61 2 4998 7744
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For the cheese lover.

Booked a basic tasting for 8 guests and thoroughly enjoyed the selection of cheese we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kemm
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Singleton, Australia
via mobile
Nice cheese - at a price

Interesting to visit and an informative talk about cheese by Blake. However, the cheese platters... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jono13
,
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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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 purchase.) Large local produce room to source supplies for picnics, wine & cheese, or gifts to take home. Focus on quality product local and overseas tourism and cheese/regional food education.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“crackers” (23 reviews)
“next door” (14 reviews)
“cheese board” (7 reviews)
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447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2321, Australia
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+61 2 4998 7744
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a basic tasting for 8 guests and thoroughly enjoyed the selection of cheese we sampled. Service was quick and efficient and our host gave us plenty of information about the different cheese and was able to answer questions. The cheese itself is a little...More

Thank kemm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to visit and an informative talk about cheese by Blake. However, the cheese platters were quite expensive for a relatively small potion. Little to actually see apart from the shop. Prices were high for most items there so we left with little. If you...More

Thank jono13
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Cheese Factory today and it was amazing value ( photo attached) The service was friendly, informative and very welcoming. We grabbed a glass of wine from next door and had a fun 40 mins eating out cheeses before buying the Ash...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to going to the cheese factory cause we had heard so much about it, so when we got there we ordered their $7.95 cheese tasting platters each. You get 5 small bites of various cheeses and a few crackers, (We were...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This location has many locally made cheeses. You have to try the Hunter Gold Wash Rind. So smooth but bursting with flavour. If you are a "blue" cheese fan, try the Pokolbin Club Blue. WOW!. You can purchase a tasting plate with 5 cheeses, biscuits...More

Thank Steven R
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We make sure we go Everytime we are in the area. Especially LOVE doing the tasting plate with the kids. My kids live tasting and rating the cheeses. The staff are really lovely and helpful. I don't even look at the prices as this quality...More

Thank Nixter03
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Glad that after the scrum of the retail store at the front, we were sat in the larger and peaceful cafe at the back. Lovely well rounded board with tasting noted though we were only given a quick 2 minute intro and then left on...More

Thank AsianGM
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I have never been to a more appallingly expensive shop. A basic jar of marmalade for more than $20! Basic cheeses are not double the price -it is about 4 times the price they should be. There is no cheese tasting other than if you...More

1  Thank connolbe
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed with a recent visit, after a gap of 10 years. The cheese, olives, and oils were very expensive. There was no attempt to create any atmosphere - it was a tin shed with concrete floor. The staff did not engage with visitors,...More

1  Thank FrostyOz
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I have had the cheese tasting here a few years ago when I visited and bought some cheeses, however; this time that I visited I got the cheese tasting but didn’t purchase any cheese. The cheese is quiet expensive and it was not to my...More

Thank Kay O
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