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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!
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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The Cliffs | Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA, England
+44 1934 742810
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and audra love cheese and crackers and thought why not visit. The choice was amazing and you can choose to taste whichever you want. We got caves matured cheese, cheese with tomatoes and chilli and cheese with garlic. A great selection of cheeses and...More

Thank RobAudra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of different cheeses to taste but they are extremely expensive! I felt the staff were a little unfriendly, especially the lady giving out samples but if you like cheddar cheese you'll love this!!More

Thank Calli73
CGCCo, Owner at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Calli - we're glad you enjoyed the taste of the cheese at least. 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...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

You can watch where the cheese is made for a small fee (£2) and this ticket allows you re-entry throughout the day. This means you can watch the cheese being made at various steps along the way. I also really enjoyed being able to taste...More

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shop was full of cheddar cheese as well as other related items. Small portions of different kinds of cheese were wrapped & on display. They tended to be a bit pricey, £5 for about 4oz of cheese. During week days there were tours of...More

Thank noorcaughley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this shop and thoroughly enjoyed being able to taste everything that was available, this resulted in us purchasing a lot more than we intended as the food available was so delicious. The cheese straws are absolutely divine- fully recommend.

Thank cutesthepoots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd heard a lot about Cheddar Gorge so a visit was a must whilst we were in Glastonbury. There is lots to do here from looking at shops, visiting the cheese factory or just sampling the many varieties of ice cream on offer. Take a...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little gem, the cheese is a little more expensive than you're probably used to paying but you're not buying what you're used to buying because the cheese here is hand made, unique and full of flavour. We tried before we bought...More

Thank ChrisAngel1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been before 4 years ago and couldn't wait to purchase some cheddar.... We have been in twice in 4 days this week. Lovely shop, staff friendly but extremely expensive. I appreciate their cheese is handmade and understand why it's expensive but just feel some families...More

Thank IamSpesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing how cheese is made, costing £2 per adult. This is a 20 minute DVD with lots of information. This is a very small cheese museum and lacks imagination on children learning. Children get bored they need to be inspired, feeding them with new things....More

Thank mrsbrown412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, cheerful, well organised, unbelievably well stocked shop with pleasant and informative staff, lots of tempting tasting, excellent and unusual cheddars, lots of other interesting bits and pieces for sale and all at quite reasonable prices. Probably the most genuine place in Cheddar and...More

Thank arnorab
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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