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Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms

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Address: 447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2321, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7744
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Working award wining artisan small cheesemaking factory, viewing windows...

Working award wining artisan small cheesemaking factory, viewing windows and instructional cheesemaking talks at 11am & 3pm daily (free). Sample our bries, washed rind & feta styles (up to 20 handmade regional cheeses available for tasting and purchase.) Large local produce room to source supplies for picnics, wine & cheese, or gifts to take home. Focus on quality product local and overseas tourism and cheese/regional food education.

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Great snack

We paid and had a cheese tasting which came with sample of 5 cheese with a page of notes. A great morning tea snack. We were then able to purchase items we liked. The Mcguigan's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie R
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very affordable tasting plate, super friendly staff to help in all things. A wide range of cheese, biscuits, olive oil dips, honey and accompaniments. Homely friendly atmosphere

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Thank Kttreadinglightly
Rosalia L, Owner at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Kttreadinglightly, Thank you for visiting our tasting rooms recently. I am pleased you enjoyed your selection of cheese on your tasting plate, we do change the cheese around daily to ensure a wide range of our cheese is available for sampling. Yes, I love our team, super friendly and helpful - we are all love our work (how can... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We use to come here quite a bit and this will probably be our last. When you see bus loads of tourists, this should ring some alarm bells. The cheeses and other produces they have on offer are very pricey.

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Thank Eric T
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid and had a cheese tasting which came with sample of 5 cheese with a page of notes. A great morning tea snack. We were then able to purchase items we liked. The Mcguigan's winery is next door so wine tasting is handy too.

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Thank Julie R
Rosalia L, Owner at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory & Tasting Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Julie R Thanks for calling in to our Cheese Rooms whilst in the HunterValley. Yes, our tasting boards are the ideal Hunter Valley Grazing size, so may great food and wine venues to visit, so much to do Phew!!! I hope you had a little time to relax and enjoy our beautiful countryside as well :-) Did you know... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The cheese factory is a large venue with some table and chairs and a large variety of cheese and other condiments. Linda was very friendly and asked what we liked and provided us with some very generous tastings. We loved the Cheddar, Spiced Chèvre and Branxton Brie and bought all three. The cheeses are expensive but seriously good. I also... More 

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Thank Ingrid A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Bizarre place to have a cheese factory, but am guessing it's owned by some wine guy. Cheeses were definitely worth the visit and they make a good coffee. We did the cheese tasting and that was much fun

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Thank aussiekiwi_boy
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This company is in the process of moving but the location has not yet been revealed to the public or the employees. We decided to sample 3 cheeses on a cheese board with quince paste, crackers and bread for a cost of $30 for lunch. We considered it good value for what we received. Unfortunately we couldn't buy a small... More 

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Thank MarjofromBrissie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

While cheese is a favourite this destination was not up there for taste. The tasting was fun and cheese is subjective so each to their own.

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Thank Deborah D
Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The cheese was extremely delicious and they sold so many different types of cheese. The staff who sold us the cheese were board and not interested in doing much.

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Thank Woodgee3
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst in Hunter Valley visited the Cheese Factory. Quite a variety of produce for sale though felt some items were expensive. Personally not somewhere I would make a point if visiting again if I was in this area. Average experience.

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Thank Jayztravel
Narrabri, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great sampling, and ideas to use the cheese and buy it there was only $3.30 each and there was nine of us, plus wine tasting there also, Great venue and other food and resarants.

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Thank lindys508

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