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Maytag Dairy Farm

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Address: 2282 E 8th St N, Newton, IA 50208-8775
Phone Number:
+1 800-247-2458

This farm is famous for its Maytag Blue cheese.

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no cheese but they gave us some t shirts for our efforts in driving there. we will come back in august when cheese will be back on shelves.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
Clear Lake, Iowa
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Gilbertsville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful grounds and location. While interesting, the tour provides limited information and really isn't that informative.

Thank Steve F
Clear Lake, Iowa
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

no cheese but they gave us some t shirts for our efforts in driving there. we will come back in august when cheese will be back on shelves.

Thank jojools2
Monroe, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Was in the area visiting the Iowa Speedway and decided to visit the dairy as it is close by. This is in a office setting with a small retail outlet to sell their Blue cheese and several other varieties. They were very friendly and helpful sampling the different cheeses. Even provided ice packs to place with our cheese as we... More 

Thank LDJ787
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This is really a retail outlet. The store opens into the company office and people are at their desks as you shop the small coolers of cheese. Make no mistake though, the cheese is fantastic. This is just not much of a destination. The tour is a short video and wrapping of cheese. A missed opportunity. With more effort, this... More 

Thank Mark A
Anchorage, Alaska
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Friends told us about Maytag blue cheese and recommended the stop. There is not too much to the tour but we were greeted with samples of the blue cheese and some of the other cheeses they offer. Maytag blue cheese is the best blue cheese we have ever tasted and it adds so much to our salads and eggs and... More 

Thank Lynne A
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stop at the Maytag Dairy Farm anytime we are anywhere near Newton. Love their blue cheese..............better than any I've ever tasted. Blue cheese is made right there.

Thank dem711
O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

No cows, 2 people wrapping cheese, and a 1970's Maytag video was the gist of our "tour." We did however get to taste many samples of cheese and pick pop corn for free!

Thank STL12345
North Olmsted
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Whenever traveling on I-80 in Iowa, this is a must stop for the best blue cheese in America. We also enjoy their smoked Swiss and their spreadable crock Cheddar.

Thank Timothy H
Woodbridge, Virginia
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232 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a nice little drive off the interstate through farmland and cornfields. You will enter the visitors center which is also the corporate office. The front has a nice little selection of their cheeses for sale as well as a nice collection of recipes. We saw a short video about he Maytag family and the progression of the business... More 

Thank Sonia719
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

My fiancée and I stopped here in the hope of a tour on a Saturday afternoon. We got inside and was offered samples as the video wasn't available. We got to try Edam, smoked Swiss, havarti, 7 year aged cheddar which was amazing. We headed to watch to 10 minute video which was interesting but definitely needs an update. After... More 

Thank lisamarie9456

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