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Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store

106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
+1 336-246-2501
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About average. Only had 3 samples out and no people on the floor to assist customers. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rod L
via mobile
A Must See Taste and Shopping Experience!

The cheese is great! My wife especially loves the american. The salsas are fantastic also. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Starr, South Carolina
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North Carolina's oldest and largest cheese manufacturer. Watch cheese being made in our factory viewing room. Our retail store has all our cheeses available plus our fresh country butter, fresh fudge and hand-dipped ice cream. Something new for the kids (and kids at heart) is our Kandy Korner with over 150 varieties of new and traditional candies. We also have a great selection of NC Wines, and imported cheeses as well as Amish Foods.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese curds” (28 reviews)
“viewing room” (26 reviews)
“fudge” (41 reviews)
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106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
+1 336-246-2501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About average. Only had 3 samples out and no people on the floor to assist customers. They have more odds and ends than cheese. I was expecting samples, people to help and a lot of fresh cheese. Much of the cheese did not come from...More

1  Thank Rod L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheese is great! My wife especially loves the american. The salsas are fantastic also. They have a great selection of jams and jellies also. Our new favorite in the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam!! I stop every time I am in West Jefferson! Watching the cheese...More

Thank prtone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the cheese and especially the ice cream as well as other items there are to choose from. They are also able to ship anything you may need to send to friends or family.

Thank calvinb5202017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we didn't get to experience the cheese making, we did get to shop in the store. My daughter especially loved the candy section. They have cheeses you can sample, and a wide variety of items for sale. In addition to cheese, you can buy...More

Thank luv2travelfromAR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picture perfect area,Mayberry Americana at its best.The people are friendly and the same accorded too them.Ugly tourists and constant whiners and negative people this is-n't for you..Go to Mickey Mouse and spend your money.The roads around and getting to New River State Park are confusing,but...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We watched as cheese was being made then went to the store. Very surprised at selection of many different cheeses they make Very good visit

Thank moocowsews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to eat at Shatley springs and decided to visit here too! This was a neat trip to be able to walk in and watch how they make the cheese. We were able to take back cheese and butter to the family and they...More

Thank SandraT284
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful selection of locally made cheeses. We enjoyed browsing the store and sampling several varieties. Be sure to look for the "trims" - packages of irregularly shapped cheese cuts sold at a signicantly reduced price. Same cheeses, same quality, just not in pretty blivks and...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was such a cool place to visit! West Jefferson is such a hidden gem! We could have stayed all day and then some just browsing through all the downtown stores. The town is filled with beautiful murials on the sides of many buildings. At...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Start the experience watching cheese being made. Across the street from the factory is a retail store with 20 types of cheese made on site. Three a day are available for sampling. All are delish. Related products enhance the shopping including local wines, local jams...More

Thank Allyson S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Eddie B
How is the price compared to the grocery stores
23 October 2015|
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Response from Ilmbeachgirl | Reviewed this property |
if it has an Ashe county cheese label on it is probably the same price. the place we buy it at home is that same price as the retail store in Ashe county. But you do have more variety in the Ashe County Cheese store. the... More