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Monteverde Cheese Factory - CLOSED

Costa Rica
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Nice ice cream, no tour

We visited hoping to do the tour, but were told twice that they no longer do it. Either we were in... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Ed L
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great value for money ice-cream

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Trapp Family Lodge in Monteverde for three nights as part of our... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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“great ice cream” (10 reviews)
“great cheese” (9 reviews)
“making cheese” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited hoping to do the tour, but were told twice that they no longer do it. Either we were in the wrong place, or they just don't do it any longer. Good ice cream.

Thank Ed L
Reviewed July 17, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Trapp Family Lodge in Monteverde for three nights as part of our Costa Rica tour itinerary. Luckily we found this factory whilst having a walk out on the afternoon of our first day. It became a daily...More

Thank BobbyJimF
Reviewed July 10, 2017

It would be nice if it was still a local, commune-style dairy--but it's not. It was sold to a large corporation a few years ago and has become pretty sterile. If you don't hit the timing just right there is nothing to see but an...More

1  Thank keprcas
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We didn't do a tour based on some local reviews, but it was interesting to see how they made the cheese. The kids absolutely loved the ice cream, and as per everywhere else, the people there were great!

Thank Lloyd217
Reviewed March 31, 2017

If you love ice cream and you are around, drop in and get your Copa Grande. Two scoops of lovely ice cream pleasure will make your day. Try the rum raisins or higos (figs). But all other flavors I tried were great.

1  Thank Joszti
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

The ice cream is delicious, and this is the best price you'll find it at ($4US for 2 scoops), but they no longer do the tours of the factory or free cheese samples.

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I am not a connoisseur of gourmet ice cream but my wife and teenage daughters are--and they raved about the ice cream store attached to this dairy just outside the Monteverdi Reserve gates. Chocolate of course.

Thank danandheidiries
Reviewed February 25, 2017

I am from dairy country in the USA and I have eaten a lot of ice cream. I was not expecting to find incredible ice cream in Costa Rica but I can say that the ice cream produced by the Monteverde Cheese Factory is one...More

Thank Maren M
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the cheese shop to check it out because CR does not produce many different cheeses. We're not sure why, but the government makes everything so expensive here I'm speculating that that is the reason. It's a very small place & like most...More

1  Thank NYE2015
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Lot's of negative nonsense on Trip Advisor about the Monteverde Cheese Factory. Go in and order an ice cream cone and you'll forget all the bad stuff :-). Great ice cream and a wide selection of locally made cheeses. Had the cheese on some crackers...More

Thank Eastcaper