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Address: 14 Crowley Ln, Mount Holly, VT 05758-9656
Phone Number: +1 800-683-2606
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's...

The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's oldest cheese factory to see award-winning all natural Crowley Cheese, made entirely by hand, the old-fashioned way. Though the factory shop is usually open 7 days, 10-4, we typically make cheese 3 weekdays (call for schedule). The factory was built in 1882 and is listed in the National Historic Register. You can purchase cheese, as well as other assorted Vermont products at the factory. Heads up: we are a TINY, old-fashioned operation that's a little off the beaten track in a beautiful, rural area. Please call first to make sure the factory is open before making the trek. Also, if you do manage to catch us on a cheesemaking day, we really appreciate your patience as our cheesemaking staff endeavors to make excellent cheese while providing an excellent customer service experience.

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Great VT cheese history - worth a stop

Worth a stop, especially if you like VT cheeses and some history. The building itself is amazing to enter and visualize. Thinking about how many years it has excited was like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2016
tueschyld
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Putney, Vermont

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wife and I stopped in out of curiosity was met by Ken who made us feel at home! Enjoyed talking with him and bought 3 types of cheese a cutting board and knife and some candy we plan on ordering for Christmas this is a must see if you are in the area.

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Putney, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Worth a stop, especially if you like VT cheeses and some history. The building itself is amazing to enter and visualize. Thinking about how many years it has excited was like a nice slice of being back in history and imagining the same thing happening today as many years prior. We made this part of our own cheese tour, which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Crowley Cheese. It was great that we were able to sample the many cheeses that are made on premises. We also sampled the different spreads and hot sauce. Try the Ghost Pepper jam if you are in the mood for a spicy treat! The owner was very friendly and took the time to tell us... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

First let me say that this is not a super-informative action-packed tour like you might find at, say, Ben & Jerry's, but I have been visiting the Crowley Cheese factory since I was a kid and I love it. There did used to be more of a historical factory tour feel to it; these days it feels a bit more... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Crowley cheese factory is the oldest continuously operating cheese factory in America. You can watch them make cheese & then sample some of the cheeses they make. They have a lot of unique cheeses like muffaletta, sage, garlic & mesquite among many other varieties. Don't forget to get a brochure so you can order at home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Crowley Cheese Shop is not a destination in itself but part of the experience of visiting Southern Vermont. The visitor will find a cheese "factory" in the traditional sense - a building virtually unchanged since constructed by Winfield Crowley in 1882 - 58 years after the first Crowley began making cheese in his kitchen in 1824. The smooth, buttery... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tucked away in the woods is Crowley Cheese. The people working here are so friendly and they have at least 10 cheeses out for you to taste.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unless you ask or are with a tour. Pre-health laws, folks could even participate in the process. Now when they are making, it is all done behind a plexiglass window. The building is authentic and the area is beautiful, especially in the Fall. Don't go out of your way.

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Long Island NY
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

No factory to speak of (an empty room on display), just a decrepit building with some of their wares for sale (cheeses, mustards and a few other odds and ends. Not particularly friendly either.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Looking for something to do w my 89 year old mother in law we drove 1/2 hour to get cheese we could have purchased from local store, but place not accessible to person w a cane . I had seen cheese making here on "dirty jobs" so I thought it would be fun. I hate to be negative-but please don't... More 

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