Rothenbuhler Cheese Chalet
Rothenbuhler Cheese Chalet
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Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Formerly known as Middlefield Cheese, Rothenbuhler Cheesemakers has been producing delicious Swiss cheese varieties of high quality since 1956, when Hans Rothenbuhler made its first 250 lb. wheel of cheese. Hans and his wife Ann worked as a team in creating Middlefield Cheese, with Ann running the retail store, known today as the Rothenbuhler Cheese Chalet. Today, the company is led by the couple's son, John, who leads with the same passion and commitment to quality as his father. The Cheese Chalet offers a wide selection of meats and cheeses cut to order, fresh sandwiches, bakery items, local and gourmet products, and of course samples of our Swiss! The store has become a destination not to be missed-come by for a taste to see for yourself why!
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457karleef
New Castle, PA139 contributions
We went to Grand Valley Footwear for a HUGE selection of boots and shoes and then on the way home saw this cheese factory.
We were honored to actually have the daughter of the owners in the gift shop that day that explained the differences in all the cheeses that they make.
For $20, I got a decent sized chunk of each variety and when we got home we tried all of them. Some of definitely strong, and a few too soft for my liking. But all rather tasty and a fun experience.
As far as museum, they have a lot of information around and seating to watch the video on their history.
I wouldn't make a special trip just to come here, but I'd definitely come again when in the area.
Written March 14, 2020
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Kim B
Cuyahoga Falls, OH832 contributions
Friends
The cheese chalet is cute and does have a variety of cheeses mostly swiss. It does have a deli to purchase meats. You can purchase a fondue and raclette and utensils (the Swiss Chalet in Millersburg has a lot more). The do have crackers and a variety of other food items for purchase.

Be sure to check the expiration dates before you purchase. Some of the swiss cheese that was marked downed had expired in May 2020 and it is almost October 2020.
Written September 25, 2020
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Chris O
Pennsylvania19 contributions
Absolutely love this place since Swiss is my favorite cheese. They also carry some tasty non-Swiss cheeses that are made by other Ohio cheesemakers. It's a much different experience than the tourist traps in Holmes County. The staff is much friendlier and it's not as crowded since it's roomier and not crowded with a bunch of non-related products. That being said, they do have a selection of Ohio made products such as beef sticks and jerky, maple syrup, and jars of jam, vegetables, and sauces. There is also a deli case with many different cheeses as well as deli meats

There is also a well done video that shows the history of the company which shows the touching, human side of the company which I encourage any one who stops for the first time to watch.
Written August 7, 2022
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fptraveler2015
Fort Pierce, FL9 contributions
Family
We went there, picked up a couple of things and headed to the cashier. There was one older gentleman buying chocolates. There were two workers one red hair and one blonde. The blonde was not busy but didn’t offer to help us. We waited. Then two men came in. The blonde helped one gentleman. We kept waiting. The red hair helped the older gentleman and whispered something to him. He looked at us. Then the red hair went to the other side where the blonde girl was and helped the other gentleman. Then she couldn’t do anything but to wait on us. If you are Hispanic don’t go there. They look at you like you came from another planet. Very disappointed and disgusted.
Written April 22, 2021
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Michael M
Macedonia, OH559 contributions
I don't go anywhere near the cheese chalet without stopping to get treats for a few weeks. I love this place and the helpful staff are so good. I am not a cheese expert but just one who has enjoyed the products for years. There is something new it seems each time I stop in. The selection is wonderful, the service is comforting and I can not get out of the parking lot without trying something I bought. The ride home is always more fun than the ride there. I am not afraid to ask questions when I am in the store. When in doubt I but something new and enjoy it at home. I think I should go there now...bye!
Written January 23, 2021
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Nicole1900
Fairlawn, OH277 contributions
This place looks huge from the inside but the retail store is pretty small. I was expecting something more like the cheese stores you see in Millersburg. This place is not close to comparing to those. There were only a couple of samples. It didn't feel much different than going to the cheese section of your local grocery store. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again.
Written July 22, 2022
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John B
Middlefield, OH114 contributions
Family
There's nothing really wrong with this place, except that it's a total tourist trap, and they don't make most of the cheese they sell here. If you want the real thing, and want cheese that's made where you buy it, go a few miles east on rt 87 to the Original Cheese Co-Op. That's where they make it and sell it. Plus, it supports the (real) local farmers.
Written April 26, 2014
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RedSky3
Indianapolis, IN65 contributions
Family
You can get some great types of cheeses and order yourself lunch and eat it there at cafe style tables. Try the salami cheese... It's interesting... They also have meat at the deli counter and already packaged, so not just cheese.
Written July 7, 2015
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LouLeo2
Streetsboro, OH100 contributions
Couples
We had been here before it changed the name and it was great. Today, there was very little cheese cut and packaged, ready to go, and not much other inventory on the shelves. Left empty handed. New owners, maybe?
Written March 10, 2018
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Tim O
Owego, NY1 contribution
Family
I live in Central NY state, but my parents are western Pennsylvanians who frequently visit Ohio, including Middlefield. They brought me a block of sharp Swiss cheese from this place, and it was ridiculously good. Not just, "It's better than other cheeses," but more like, "If I had to pick one thing to live on for the rest of my life, this would be it."
Written October 6, 2017
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Wow, thank you Tim! So great to hear how much you enjoy our Reserve Swiss! We do offer shipping through our website (RCheese.com) in case you run out :)
Written October 9, 2017
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Rothenbuhler Cheese Chalet is open:
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM