Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, Midway: Hours, Address, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese Reviews: 4.5/5

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
4.5
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Providing others with a memorable experience is at the heart of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, a small family dairy farm and creamery nestled in the quaint community of Midway, Utah. For nearly 100 years the Kohler family has been producing premium milk – pure, rich & creamy – to delight their consumers. In 2011, the family built a new creamery and began using their farm’s milk to handcraft and age artisan cheese. Today, visitors can stop by the farm store to sample fresh cheese & handcrafted fudge daily; purchase raw milk, fresh & aged cheeses, handcrafted jam, fudge, cookies and candy. Or grab some famous Aggie Ice Cream, a fresh grilled cheese sandwich or a nice bowl of soup - and enjoy it in our store or on the patio.
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JCW888
Los Angeles, CA43 contributions
Jul 2021
The dairy farm tour gave me and my family a greater appreciation for the hard work that cows and dairy farm owners go through to produce so many dairy products that we enjoy. Having lived in an urban environment our entire lives, seeing where milk comes from is something that you only get on TV. There is only one tour daily at 11:00am and quite a number of families showed up for the tour. Our tour guide hauled all of us from the store to the dairy farm on a hay wagon hitched to a tractor. Under normal circumstances, this would have been super fun, but we were a little concerned with so many unmasked visitors and COVID (we wore our masks the entire time). Everyone had an opportunity to pet and provide some love to calves that had just been weened from their moms. From there, we were shown the barn where cows had comfort mats to rest on and an automated milking machine that operates 24/7 to accommodate the cows whenever they are ready to be milked. It was amazing that the cows were trained to go into the automated milking machines whenever they were ready (nothing forced!) and high tech capabilities allowed for the milking units to attach for milk extraction. Our guide walked us through the different areas of the barn explaining the machinery, birthing area, tracking system to keep the cows healthy. For those with a sensitive sense of smell, this might be a tough tour to stomach, but if you cut off any smelling and think of the positives from the learning, it's a great experience.

At the end, we purchased a handful of goods from the store. We were excited for the cheese curds to make poutine, but the cheese curds were a bit more chewy than expected (more like a mozzarella cheese). The Snake River sharp cheddar was great with crackers. We tried the raspberry & rhubarb preserve and that was a bit on the runny side. Overall, it was great to try local cheese and preserves and support the local industry.

If you have the time and want to do something different, this was definitely a great experience!
Written August 5, 2021
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Kip F
Sacramento, CA1,301 contributions
Aug 2020
Due to the virus, tours seem to be cancelled, tho meet the cows is daily at 11. We went to see the cheeses and ice cream. There were lots of varieties, tho the base for many was a medium cheddar with honey, spices or something added to it. there are curds as well, lots of different ones. However the price per pound was from $15-20 for the aged cheddar, and the others may have been a bit cheaper, but bring your credit card.
The ice cream comes from University of Utah, and they have 16 flavors they make and the creamery offers, but only 12 places, which means that they have 4 flavors you don't see. The 1 scoop is 2.99 plus .75 for the waffle cone, so not too expensive and the size scoop was generous. The staff were friendly and the place was clean.
Written August 11, 2020
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Shannon
South Jordan, UT19 contributions
May 2021
Fun place to stop if you're in the Heber/Midway area. So fun to try the different cheese flavors in the grilled cheese. I've been three times now and look forward to going back for more. The ice cream is really good too!
Written June 6, 2021
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NewfiePupLover
Des Moines, IA270 contributions
Jun 2021
Some of the cheeses were delicious! Unfortunately the young ladies staffing the sales room weren't very well educated on their offerings or the general area. We wanted to buy some bread, meats, cheeses, etc. to make a picnic at a local lake area, but the only thing we could get here were cheeses (which were good!) and some crackers. They didn't have sufficient stock of bread to sell us any, and there were only meats in pre-packaged grocery-store style packages (although the meats were also very good!) We were happy with all of the items we purchased, but just not the experience we had hoped for when thinking of an "artisan cheese shop" in this beautiful location. The local grocery store may not have the quality of cheese found here, but would likely have a much larger selection of all types of things we were looking for.
Written June 13, 2021
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FOODIE62KI
Roy, UT17 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Couldn't find it!! The guy from the Heber RR even gave us a map for Midway and said to look for a big mountain with 3 flags on top. We even tried to use our GPS. But we were supposed to turn down "River" road (unknown coordinates) and it didn't help that Midway was missing street signs. I had a friend that came from Michigan who never ate squeaky cheese. So, we gave up trying to find it after going back and forth numerous times and a lot of my local grocery stores carry "Cache Valley" in a variety of flavors, so I'll just run into Harmon's and buy some. Maybe you can get a sign from Main St that has a sign showing where to turn on River Rd. Or, get the city to replace the missing street signs.
Written April 12, 2015
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Joseph
39 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are tired of super market cheese, a trip to the big red barn will let you watch the cheese making process, taste samples and purchase excellent cheese.
Written November 1, 2019
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tsmith044
Columbus, OH145 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Great ice cream! We went back a second time. Try the Maple Nut, Caramel Cashew, and Chocolate Almond. Creamy & delicious. Bought cheese curds and sampled many unusal taste combinations in cheese. Also bought jams...yummy. Don't miss this place. the drive is worth it.
Written June 16, 2014
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honestrealreviews
Orlando, FL523 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
They have a combo that includes a grilled cheese sandwich, soda and chips for $5. The sandwich was sizeable and very tasty.
Written May 10, 2014
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Michelle G
22 contributions
May 2020 • Solo
Luv their products!!!
Always fresh and service is good
Make sure i always buy to bring some home to Florida for friends and family
Written May 28, 2020
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Et W
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States34 contributions
Aug 2019
the tours: dairy includes hayride and calf petting and a tour of the milking facility. The creamery tour includes some samples and a brief tour of the production facility. The snacks mainly grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream are good. both tours and snacks are very expensive. the Icecream is from USU not made locally
Written November 7, 2019
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM