Barrys Bay Cheese
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Kerry K
Adelaide, Australia67 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Great little place on the road from Christchurch to Akaroa. A great selection of cheeses made on site. There’s a viewing window to see the cheese made as well. A selection of 4 cheeses to taste, all were delicious. We bought 2 cheese blocks and crackers. The lovely assistant gave us a cold bag to keep the cheese cold while we were in Akaroa.
Written 5 January 2024
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,824 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful Barry’s Bay
The wee cheese shop stocks most of their cheeses that they make.

They have a viewing window that you can see their team making the cheese!

The shop also sells crackers and wine, so it can be a one stop shop for your treats.

There is a small tasting selection available on the counter.

Well worth the stop if you like cheese and if you are passing by.
Written 3 October 2023
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,362 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Unassuming retail outlet with limited parking, but fine selection of both local cheese and charcuterie products. Tasters and off-cuts available as well as larger items. Well worth a stop on the picturesque drive out to Akaroa.
Written 31 August 2023
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Des H
Christchurch, New Zealand160 contributions
Jun 2023
I checked on the website before leaving Christchurch on the opening hours; it said 9 am so I got there in time. The banner outside said Open; the sign on the door said Open from 9. The shop was shut. I waited 15 minutes and it was still closed. So I then headed off with my substantial order for a special function to another Canterbury cheese factory. Will use them again instead of here.
Written 9 July 2023
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moonlotus18
Hamilton, New Zealand1,752 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We stopped by for a visit while enroute to Akaroa. It was a delightful little boutique cheese shop. Lots of variety of locally made cheeses are available and we enjoyed the free cheese tasting as well. We could look through the glass window from the shop to view the factory where the cheese are made. We ended by an assortment of cheeses to take home. The do online orders as well. Highly recommend.
Written 15 April 2023
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
Dec 2022
As already noted by other reviewers, this is a good stop on the way to Akaroa. We tasted various cheeses (red Canterbury, Massadam, Havarti) and bought some because they were so good.
Written 12 March 2023
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
Dec 2022
Stopped here on the way to Akoroa. We were able to watch the cheese-maker at work and sample a small selection of cheeses. We purchased off-cuts as they were a bit cheaper. Took us a few weeks to get through the cheeses we bought - ideal for a snack with a box of biscuits when travelling. Cheeses were tasty too and well priced.
Written 9 January 2023
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Family Foods
Auckland, New Zealand296 contributions
Nov 2022
We decided to pop in Barry’s Bay Cheese on the way to see Shamarra Alpacas as they are right next to the Alpaca turn off.

True to form, Barry’s Bay Cheese does exactly that, cheese, so don’t get put off from the looks on the outside, the magic happens on the inside.

Upon entry to the factory shop, the cheeses are located on the left hand side, while the right has a selection of wines, crackers and other bits and pieces.

The main counter had 3 varieties of cheese to sample out of the vast amount they do, so it was a bit hard to make a choice, if they could have more available it would make for easier choice selection.

After browsing the cheeses, we decided to grab from the odd cuts, as they worked out a bit cheaper.

We got to see Canterbury Red being made in the factory via the windows next to the counter, really interesting to see.

If you like cheese, stop in and check it out, the small size packets make it easy for gifts or a picnic.
Written 2 November 2022
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LibbyWellington
Hua Hin, Thailand66 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Great place to stop and sample some of the best cheese New Zealand has to offer. A place to get great cheese bargains. Sadly covid restrictions meant not many tasting opportunities.
Written 16 February 2022
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nzcopplestone
35 contributions
Nov 2021
Not only can you view the cheese being made, you can taste it on site and purchase small pieces perfect for a holiday at home evening cheeseboard selection. Have now tried several varieties... Wow will be back here again and when I need I can order from the website.. Always looking for new ideas and suggestions... I suggested Havatti with walnuts (a Danish French type cheese) let us see if they make it... it would be yummy as they had locally grown sacks of walnuts for sale.. Also many different accompaniments for the cheeseboard. As we purchased some cheddar I also purchased some balsamic pickled onions.. Yummy
Written 26 November 2021
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