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The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

The Cliffs | Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA, England
+44 1934 742810
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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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The Cliffs | Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA, England
+44 1934 742810
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Head off to the cheese factory to see the cheese being made. For just £2 you can have a day ticket and return at different stages of cheese making during the day. Their shop offers free samples and delicious cheese to buy! Would recommend the...More

Thank Georgiana L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Watch cheddar cheese being made ??? That's what we did and very interesting it was too. Even my 11 year old said, "Wow I didn't think it took that much work". There is so much graft goes into making real cheese and best bit... the...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An expensive shop but the cheese was just so fine. Being able to taste the cheese first was brilliant. I surprised myself by liking cheese I thought I wouldn't and vice versa. Can highly recommend the red onion marmalade and the smoked cheddar.

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought some nice cheeses here. Also tried some Hellfire chutney which was really hot! In adjacent building you can watch the cheddar being made. £2 entrance fee. Interesting.

Thank kenneth d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to to get some cheese for our camping cheese fest and was not disappointed with this shop. You could taste all the cheeses before you purchased and all the different pickles, etc. Not cheap but worth every penny and nice to get local products.More

Thank Mark S
CGCCo, Owner at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Mark - so glad you like our cheddar. You're right, our cheese is not cheap and there are a number of reasons for this. We pay a premium for our milk which is delivered from one local farm each morning and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were lots of different cheeses available to taste before purchasing - yummy!! We opted for four different ones and enjoyed every mouthful! Watch the timing when purchasing though as we caught the back of a tour that was finishing so it was very busy....More

Thank ZCB1988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watching the cheddar being made was cool. Would've loved to see more historical bits. Enjoyed some of the smoked cheddar we bought while we sat out and enjoyed the sun today.

Thank Rodut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today whilst visiting Cheddar. The selection of cheeses are great even if a little expensive. The shop allows you to taste the cheeses chutney etc. they sell so at least you know what to buy.

Thank Joann K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed watching & listening to the cheese making. Lovely & Clean. Only £2 entrance & you can keep going back to see the different stages of the Cheese making. Disappointing part was when I went through to the Cheese tasting, Cheese wonderful Great selection,...More

Thank evelynjessica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your into cheese this is the place to visit, I've never seen so many different varieties. But I have to say their cheese straws are to die for. Didn't do the tour. You can't go to Cheddar and not visit the Cheddar Cheese Shop.

Thank S M
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Response from centre600 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt you will be able to take your dog in the shop and museum area