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Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food
Ranked #2 of 11 Shopping in Pokolbin
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Owner description: World Class Delicatessen/ Cheese Shop offering a gourmands delight.We manufacture Gelato and Cheese. The Tempus two site also offers a licensed cafe serving food and alcoholic beverages. Come try the best pizza, burgers and coffee in town.
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The produce in this shop is overwhelming! Plenty of cheese to sample (We recommend the Cheddar), pickles to buy, and best of all.... Gelato and Sorbets. Don't buy Gelato at the beginning of the day as it totally screws up (In a good way) your taste buds for wine tasting. Can't wait to return for more!

2  Thank Ray H
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

If you even slightly like cheese and let's be honest - unless you have some kind of awful intolerance you like cheese - then you will LOVE this shop!
So many amazing cheeses to try and the staff are friendly and happy to assist you with your selection.

1  Thank Kylie F
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gl0ryb0y, Owner at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

hi kylie. thankyou for your review. i am glad you have been back a number of times. we must be doing something right. yes we do have an amazing selection of cheese. and yes the staff know their stuff. although on weekends when we get hit with bus groups sometimes the service can seem a little hurried. thankyou

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Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I tried sooooo many cheeses and I wanted to buy them all but due to budget restrictions could only get about 4.

They are expensive but you will not find cheese like that anywhere else any cheaper.

Great tasting experience and helpful service.

Would definitely go back!

Although the other stuff in the shop I found to be way out of my budget it was lovely none the less.

Out of all the smelly cheese shops this would be my pick :)

1  Thank aimz777
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gl0ryb0y, Owner at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

hi aimz. thankyou for taking the time to visit and sample our huge range of cheese. yes you are right we seem expensive, but not as expensive as some and more expensive then some. all to do with location rents etc and logistics. freight charges etc. all in all i am glad you had a wonderful experience and hope you visit our store again sometime. thankyou

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stopped by this place during the New year season of 2013, hoping to end off another wonderful day in the Hunter Valley.
We understand that it was around 10-15 minutes close to closing time (it had by no means hit 5:00 yet), but the middle aged woman serving us was impatient and snappy, particularly when we were choosing gelato, she was trying to hurry us up. We were looking forward to tasting some cheese before buying, but the lady didnt offer any to us, and even took away the little sample platter.
We were on the road after that, with 2 blocks of cheese, and the gelato tasted great, but left a bitter aftertaste due to the unfriendly service.

Thank Billeeeeee
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gl0ryb0y, Owner at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

Hi Billeeeeees thankyou for your review. all i can say is not again and apologise for the service at the end of the day. i have addressed this situation on a number of occasions with all staff concerned. (it is so hard to find and train good staff) and we have 30 in total. so a bit like finding a needle in a haystack 4 months after the event. pity you hadent allerted us via e mail or a phone call the next day, much easier for me to find the offenders that way. but your visit was january and you are only writing the review now. thankyou again for your review and i apologise for your impatient and impersonal service.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Nice variety of cheese's available, and the gelato was tasty. A bit pricey but good quality. Girlfriend bought some cheese made by the couple who were on MKR so she was stoked.

Thank JHolt22
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gl0ryb0y, Owner at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2014

hi jholt. thankyou for your kind review. i am glad you enjoyed our variety of cheese. something you wont find in this size even in a major australian city. the gelato is all made on site and we have an amazing array of flavors. unfortunately quality as you suggested comes at a price. we could be selling woolworths and aldi quality cheese at a much cheaper price. however that is not what our business and stores are about.
thankyou again for your visit and review

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