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Monteverde Cheese Factory

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 645-2850

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Went to the cheese factory to try to get a tour or learn more of the cheese making. Upon arrival, we were informed there's no actual cheese tour. The cheese factory is actually... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Yatzie G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the cheese factory to try to get a tour or learn more of the cheese making. Upon arrival, we were informed there's no actual cheese tour. The cheese factory is actually toward the back of an ice cream shop. Although there's no tour per se, we were able to see cheese in production, though there was no one... More 

Thank Yatzie G
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were told by our walking guide that the new owners have stopped doing tours of the cheese factory. We stopped by for some excellent ice cream - the coffee ice cream was the best of the four flavours we tried. The coffee was pretty decent too. And the toilet was clean. The entry needs to be changed - it... More 

Thank fartoomanyusers
Southern Ontario
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped by here for a milkshake based on a Trip Advisor Review. It was quite a walk from town and we were just about to turn around when we saw the Cheese Factory. We went in and I had the best milkshake of my life. There were a whole bunch of flavours, traditional ones like strawberry and vanilla or... More 

Thank JKWilli
Long Grove, Illinois
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

You can see the milk being stirred in a big barrel, and thats it. The store is cute, and the ice cream looked good. We bought a few packages of he cheese, there was a good variety! If you like cheese its a good place to stop and buy some.

Thank Debbie T
Ellensburg, Washington
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The walking around part takes 5 minutes. You see a loading dock then on to the cheese making... only instead you can only take turns peering thru one of two small, filmy windows at workers making cheese. The bulk of the "tour" is sitting on folding chairs and watching 45 minutes of photos while the guide prattles on (and much... More 

Thank deCyphar
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

One of our tour guide's daughters was riding with us back to the hotel and telling us about a sweet fruit the locals ate like a dessert all the time: Guanabana. She said it made delicious ice cream. Well, lo and behold the next day we swung by the Monteverde Cheese Factory to get a tour (we couldn't, a school... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I know, I know. This is a cheese factory but it also has an ice cream shop on the side and let me tell you that ice cream was delicious! My best friend and I went after a long walk around Monteverde. We were hot and sweaty and this was just what we needed. I had the guanabana and it... More 

Thank Margaret M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I was so disappointed with this place that I'm writing this review inside the shop. My husband and I didn't do the tour - we just wanted to try the ice cream and buy some cheese to eat after dinner. My husbands icecream was nice (caramel and was smooth and creamy), however mine was awful (choc mint but mostly just... More 

Thank Leah H
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Wife read about this place in the lonely planet which suggested there were tastings at any time. This is not the case. Tastings only available with the tour which we didn't have much interest in (and costs $12usd pp). Ice creams: I enjoyed my caramel ice cream ($2usd for single scoop), wife got choc mint which was very icy and... More 

Thank Jonathan C
Kennedale, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We love ice cream and went to try it, the BEST ice cream i have had. I had vanilla and friend had chocolate, delicious! I highly recommend ice cream! We bought some swiss cheese and coffee too, which was also good.

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