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“Very impressed”

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
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$63.09*
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Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip from London
Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Cheddar
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The only remaining cheese makers in the Village of Cheddar, Somerset, UK. Passionate to preserve and protect this world famous cheese, John and Katherine Spencer and their exceptional team continue the tradition of hand-making unpasteurised cheddar cheese which they long-mature in cloth, the traditional way. With a small Visitor Centre and remarkable shop situated in the beautiful Cheddar Gorge itself, they welcome you to watch them make it, learn a little more about this heritage cheese and, of course, taste it!
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were very impressed by this shop, fabulous cheese, competent and friendly staff, lots of tastings and to our surprise, cheap cheese, we got 2 blocks of blue vintage cheddar for £2!!!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Taste real cheddar cheese, invented and made in Cheddar England! It was a moment to remember as my husband and I really enjoy delicious cheese. We tasted all of the varieties and then proceeded to buy several wedges which were all very reasonably priced. We took a brief walk through the processing area where we got to chat with a real cheese maker...he obviously took lots of pride in his job. It was lovely and a great experience to have in life.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Visited last summer expecting to really be shown and learn something - there wasn't even a staff member in the cheese factory! Wandered through within 10 minutes and my mum and I couldn't help laughing that we had paid for a visit which was very poor! The 'visit' columinates in exiting through the cheese shop - suprise, suprise!! Get your wallets and purses out as it is rather expensive and you can't help feeling obliged to buy something!!

Thank MichelleGlos
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have to agree with Voyager020 here. We visited on a Sunday in Winter, and spent a bit of time looking at the various cheeses on offer. We wanted to take some home for family as a thank you gift, and so tried a few of the samples on offer. It felt like the man behind the counter was hovering over us the whole time, and you could tell he just wanted to serve us so they could shut the shop up. This would be fair enough had it been near closing time, but there was still 45 minutes until the shop was supposed to close! To be fair, the older lady that was in there was very polite, and helped us choose what we needed without hurrying us. After we had made our purchases, we left the shop and went into another. As soon as we left this shop we looked over to see the door firmly bolted on the Cheese Co. Obviously they had wanted to shut up early!

On the whole, I can recommend the cheddar cheese with chilli, and the jalapeno chutney is lovely. However, don't necessarily expect service with a smile, as you may not get it.

Thank BristolBirdy
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

It has been a long term ambition to visit this shop. We went on a Sunday, and as one may expect in winter, the production faciltiy was closed. We had a look around the shop, sampled a few cheeses, and spent some money. Whilst we were looking around, all of 10 minutes I would say, one chap was letting it clearly be known that he wanted to "wrap it up" for the day ,and close the shop. Not the most friendly place in the world, but if you can put up with that kind of attitude, it is worth a visit for the wonderful cheeses that they produce. We would have spent a lot more money given the chance.

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