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1000 Islands River Rat Cheese
Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 1000 Islands "River Rat" Cheese is a simple, small store in a friendly community. We have been providing you with our finest cheeses, local products, and courteous customer service since 1981. We offer a vast amount of cheddar cheese, imported cheese, and cheese curds of different flavors. We also carry chocolates, syrups, honey, jams, the original 1000 Islands dressing and much more.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

There's a reason the basic River Rat cheese curd is sold in stores all over Upstate- it's because it's delicious! The selection in the actual store, though, is amazing. You like hot? They've got it. You like funky? Got it. You like the classics? Got that, too. There's also a pretty good selection of candy, some of which you don't find in the bigger stores. It was pretty nostalgic I admit. They usually have samples you can try if you're not sure what you want, which is helpful when you want to try something new but don't want to buy something you're not sure about. It's more expensive than cheeses at Wal-Mart, but that's because it's made fresh, tastes better, and is of a much higher quality. Definitely worth the few extra bucks.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The cheddar cheese is excellent - we tried the 3 and 8 year aged. Very friendly folks, as we found with every place we visited in Clayton. Our dogs also loved the homemade dog biscuits.

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The cheese curd is very good, a little high priced compared to other places. The Cheddar cheese is also very good. We also purchased coffee and ground it fresh right in the shop which was nice.

Thank Denise R
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place has the best cheese curd around, along with a large selections of cheeses and snacks.

Thank GmaSandra
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

When you enter this little shop (in the village of Clayton, NY), it doesn't impress. But take the time to browse. They have a great selection of cheeses, spreads, jellies, syrups, spices, candies, and even frozen seafood and frozen local meats.

If you're a foodie or even a semi-foodie, the local grocery store won't do it for you. But this little shop will definitely add a little skip to your step and a little pizzazz to your table.

1  Thank Bookworm426
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