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Monteverde Cheese Factory

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Address: Costa Rica
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Nice stop

This is an educational and tasty stop along tour route. It's amazing that they have literally carved such a thriving dairy business out of such a hilly, tropical forest.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 15, 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I know it's Costa Rica but dang its expensive cheese! Didn't go on the tour but saw through the viewing window, it would be best for kids but not too exciting.

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Dieppe, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stopped here hoping to find some good cheeses at good prices. But we quickly discovered that the cheese was more expensive than what is sold at the grocery stores. Same product...higher price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

It is a cheese tour, the cheeses were good, and it was interesting to learn about the history of the area, but it was a typical tour of a cheese factory. The ice cream was just ok at best, nothing special, but it was worth a visit if you have time.

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We ordered milkshakes and some cheese from the factory and they were amazing. The ice cream was creamy, and tasty. The cheese was fresh, and some of the best cheese I've ever had.

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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Did not take the tour, but had italian cheese sandwiches in the cafe, and one of the best chocolate milkshakes ever!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I guess I'm not sure what I really expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable with the history so kudos for that. We got a quick view from a window of part of the cheese making operations then we went into a room and she presented a slide show with some of the same history she told us at the beginning... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was our first stop and how appropriate that turned out to be. It was the cheese factory that provided the revenue source for the original 12 Quaker families that came to Monteverde to "dodge" the draft according to their beliefs. So in addition to seeing how the cheese is made, we came away with a foundation in Monteverde's history.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to the cheese factory right after new years, expecting to pay the $10 for the tour. We were then told that the price of the tour had increased by $2 as it was the new year. A 20% increase seems quite hefty, if you ask me. The tour itself was informative, though there isn't a whole lot to... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is an educational and tasty stop along tour route. It's amazing that they have literally carved such a thriving dairy business out of such a hilly, tropical forest.

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Thank Ken A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We just went to the shop and bought an ice cream which was nice. The cheese is tasteless and overpriced. $16 for a piece of cheddar outrageous. We live in london so we get the best cheese. Costa Rican cheese is the worst I have ever tasted...

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