1000 Islands River Rat Cheese

1000 Islands River Rat Cheese, Clayton: Hours, Address, 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese Reviews: 4.5/5

1000 Islands River Rat Cheese

1000 Islands River Rat Cheese
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
All your cheesiest dreams are about to come true. Here at 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese, we combine years of experience and a passion for cheese to provide our customers with expertly crafted cheese goods. Whether you’re here to watch our cheese-flavoring process or you’re looking to taste one of our famous “River Rat” cheeses, you’re sure to fall in love at first bite. As a family-owned business, we put a lot of love and care into each cheese we prepare. For quality ingredients and flavors you’ll love, you've come to the right place.
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Tally2
5 contributions
1000 island salad dressing
May 2021 • Couples
They have the original salad dressing or so says the bottle. It is delicious. A great place for a few gifts and picnic foods.
Written June 2, 2021
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Kaitlin S
Athens, PA27 contributions
Great Variety!
Oct 2020 • Couples
A small store with a great variety of cheeses, homemade candies, coffees and small gifts. We bought a few different packs of cheese and was reasonably priced.
Written October 6, 2020
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We may be a small store, but we're packed with big things! Delicious cheeses and all sorts of goods can always be found here. Come give us another visit -- we'd love to have you back. Best, Scudera Family
Written October 9, 2020
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tamegan327
Ithaca, NY29 contributions
Did Not Practice Social Distancing
Sep 2020
We have been going to River Rat Cheese for years and LOVE their cheeses. It is a very little shop that sells every type of cheese you can imagine and several different types of spreadable cheese. Some might think that the price is a bit high but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed in the taste.
The only reason why I’m giving them 2 stars is because they didn’t practice social distancing ONCE. I was in this store at least 6 times this summer and NEVER once were they limiting the number of people in the store nor did they have markings on the floor. I wish they had followed NY State guidelines for COVID.
Written September 13, 2020
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While we appreciate your love for our cheeses, we do want to address your safety when you visit our store. It's always important that you feel safe when shopping here, and that's why we require every guest to wear a mask when coming in. Also, we try to maintain state guidelines for maximum capacity. If it seems like the store is too full, please don't hesitate to let us know. If you'd like to give us another chance, we'd love to show you a better time. Best, Scudera Family
Written September 17, 2020
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caribbeantraveler91
Pennsylvania794 contributions
Great Little Shop
Jul 2020 • Couples
We stopped in River Rat Cheese while staying in Clayton. What a great place. Not a big store, but a large variety of items. If you need a specific type of cheese, this is the place. They have all kinds of bagged candy, crackers, dressings, marinades and even some seafood/fish. We got two really nice pieces of haddock here. Don’t forget to try the cheese curds. They’re certainly tasty.
Written August 8, 2020
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Our store may not be a little smaller, but we've got big flavors packed inside! You're almost guaranteed to find some cheese that you'll fall in love with. Be sure to give us another visit whenever you're in the area. We'd love to have you back. Best, Scudera Family
Written August 13, 2020
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LKW771
Syracuse, New York, United States22 contributions
Always a treat
Jul 2020
This is always a stop for me when in Clayton. Both my kids love it too. I'm not much for souvenirs, but I do love their cheeses and candies. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. Product always seems fresh. I have never had anything from this store that I didn't like. Great variety, something for everyone's taste. If you don't visit, you are missing out.
Written August 5, 2020
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If the kids love it too, then it's a must-stop place for you whenever you're in Clayton! We love having you around, and you'll always find something delicious here. We'd love to have you back, so be sure to give us another visit soon. Best, Scudera Family
Written August 9, 2020
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McCMike
Newark, NY29 contributions
Now This is Cheese
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great cheese, great cheese spreads, really great pretzels. Sweet and helpful staff. This iconic store looks the same as it has for years and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. The cheese is the best and we always make sure that we make a quick run up to the River and stock up before the weather turns. I just wish that they would bring back their old River Rat sweatshirt, the one that had the small embroidered River Rat on it...mine is getting a little ratty.
Written July 14, 2020
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That warm, fuzzy feeling is definitely what we're going for, Mike -- and nothing warms our hearts like hearing from our happy customers! Thanks for all the loyal support over the years. You're always welcome here. See you soon, Scudera Family
Written July 19, 2020
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Kathleen W
Rochester, NY121 contributions
delightful store
Jul 2020
Fun spot to stop at while walking through Clayton. Delicious cheese, loads of variety. Many other snacks and delights to be had as well. I imagine this spot is popular with the locals as well as tourists. Highly recommend.
Written July 14, 2020
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Whether you're a longtime local and just passing through, you'll always be treated like family under our roof, Kathleen! Sounds like you had a delightful experience and enjoyed lots of our delicious cheeses and more. Come again soon! Until then, Scudera Family
Written July 19, 2020
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krocking123
New York City, NY877 contributions
Novelty Store
Jul 2020
Here is the load down on this place... Cheese curds are made there you can watch them make.. so are alot of other products are made their or repackaged with their name on it.. they have everything from ice cream to lobster tail to chocolate and cheese..
Written July 13, 2020
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Delighted you enjoyed our house-flavored curds and other tasty offerings! We'd love to see you back again soon -- there's always more to try. Until next time, Scudera Family
Written July 18, 2020
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John Joseph
Brooklyn, NY151 contributions
Cheese Coma!
Jul 2020
Worth a stop when you’re in the Thousand Islands. Excellent selection of cheeses, as well as freshly fried cheese curds which are out of this world. I bought a 16 year old cheddar, spicy bacon cheese, and an English style cheese spread with whole-grain mustard and ale. Plus 2 orders of fried cheese curds that my friend and I brought and ate at a nearby bar.
Written July 8, 2020
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We're delighted you were able to stop in! Sounds like you found plenty to love -- from our 16-year aged cheddar to our freshly fried curds. Hope to see you back soon! Best wishes, Scudera Family
Written July 13, 2020
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Peter L
Syracuse, NY25 contributions
For cheese lovers, this is a must
Feb 2020 • Couples
Just a amazing place, with the different types of cheese and other items, the staff are wonderful and very helpful with any questions, we can not go to Clayton without stop here
Written February 24, 2020
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It's always a delight to help our happy customers cheese the day, Peter! We genuinely love what we do, so it's awesome to hear this shines through in our service. The next time you stop in, feel free to ask our friendly staff about our loyalty program if you haven't already -- you deserve to be rewarded for your loyal business! Until then, Scudera Family
Written July 2, 2020
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1000 Islands River Rat Cheese is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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