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Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store

370 reviews
West Jefferson, NC, USA
About Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store
North Carolina's oldest and largest cheese manufacturer. Watch cheese being made in our factory viewing room. Our retail store has all our cheeses available plus our fresh country butter, fresh fudge and hand-dipped ice cream. Something new for the kids (and kids at heart) is our Kandy Korner with over 150 varieties of new and traditional candies. We also have a great selection of NC Wines, and imported cheeses as well as Amish Foods.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun interesting place to visit when in West Jefferson! Great cheese for sale in the store as well as candy and ice cream.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gretchen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Number #1 tourist attraction in Ashe County. If you have never been or are a fan of cheese, worth the visit!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kelley2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an adorable place, the factory with the metal cows outside is sweet. The store is cute and all the cheeses are tasty and yummy.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank R84W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The factory tour was closed but got to see through a window what they were doing. The store is nice with a great selection of candy, local cheese and local wine, my favotire combination. beware of the cheese prices it can get expensive quick

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank daveandgloria
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Visited this store while waiting for my wife to finish working and really enjoyed the time. This store has just about any kind of cheese that you could possible want and plenty other goodies to go along. I bought several kinds of cheese and two...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 952howard
Reviewed April 13, 2019

It is a free attraction and very interesting to see cheese being made. It is good to see on a rainy day or a sunny day. Don't miss the store across the street they have much more than just cheese.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pjfine
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

An awesome cheese selection as well as candies. The staff is friendly and very happy to help you out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pennyp245
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I'm going to gave you fair warning if you visit the Cheese Factory and you love cheese your going home with some. I'm not a Big cheese guy but their peperjack is to die for. Great landmark place in downtown West Jefferson to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

It’s been a decade or more and we have been two or three times. My son still loves the cheese and cheese curds. The cheddar is my favorite- all of it. Extra sharp and with bacon are what I stocked up on this time. Have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WholeWheatToast
Reviewed February 18, 2019

I have lived in North Carolina for 55 years and had no idea we had anything as amazing and informative to watch and do as the Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store! My wife and I were told to visit here by a close friend...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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June 20, 2018|
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Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open; however, we visited on a weekday.
October 22, 2015|
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Response from Ilmbeachgirl | Reviewed this property |
if it has an Ashe county cheese label on it is probably the same price. the place we buy it at home is that same price as the retail store in Ashe county. But you do have more variety in the Ashe County Cheese store. the... More