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Address: 14 Crowley Ln, Mount Holly, VT 05758-9656
Phone Number:
+1 800-683-2606
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Nice little place - great cheeses

Site of the nation's oldest continual cheese making operation. It is about 10 miles from Okemo-Ludlow, VT. Very nice original building. Excellent Vermont cheeses here in a number... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 27, 2015
Jeffrey L
Morrisville, Vermont

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank nomad_rover
Long Island NY
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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank beentheredonethat56
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Chriscarlspencer
Morrisville, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015

Site of the nation's oldest continual cheese making operation. It is about 10 miles from Okemo-Ludlow, VT. Very nice original building. Excellent Vermont cheeses here in a number of different cheddar varieties. People were very friendly here, a real pleasure to stop and talk a while. Not a large place but very Vermont, with great cheeses.

1 Thank Jeffrey L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

As designated historical cheese maker we were expecting a little more of the "history". Instead there is a small shop with a couple of old cheese making implements with almost no interpretive information. The cheese is average. As a lover of good very old cheddar we were expecting more flavour and bite in the "extra sharp". All cheese was available... More 

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new hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014

I remember going to the Crowley cheese factory when I was a child....more than a few years ago. We are about 90 minutes away from Mt Holly and it is such a beautiful area we love going there and alway go to the cheese factory. The country side in Vermont is so lovely and I love the anticipation of seeing... More 

Thank BellacatNewHampshire
Carmel, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tasty samples of cheese, but no cheese making happening on Columbus Day weekend. We did buy a delicious cheese and honey mustard with ale.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2014

We watched the show "Dirty Jobs" when Mike Rowe was visiting Crowley Cheese. Since we were planning a trip to Vermont, and thought it would be fun to go where the show was filmed, I noted this on my list of possible things to do. We also enjoy visiting farm stores when we travel and we were not disappointed with... More 

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I have a barber shop in Rutland. I had a customer come in who told me was from Wisconsin. I stated that Vermont produced superior cheese. I mentioned a well known mass produced brand. The conversation got a bit heated, then a couple of old timers said that Crowley cheese is the best. My wife and I took a short... More 

Thank Steve T
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

We happened by this place while going hiking, and just stopped in. It was not very big...maybe the first floor of a large house. There was no cheesemaking going on at the time (but it was sunday). However, cheese was excellent. We bought several types--we bought a mesquite flavor that was so tasty! Tip--they will let you buy the ends... More 

1 Thank Carolyn S

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