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Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store

106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Cheese galore!

So much cheese, the varieties are endless! And I can’t say enough about the cheese curds! And... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Awesome place to visit!

Our kids enjoyed watching people make cheese through the viewing room window. The store has lots to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle M
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Germanton, North 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“viewing room” (32 reviews)
“cheese curds” (36 reviews)
“fudge” (48 reviews)
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106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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"great cheese"
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"local cheese"
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"related products"
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"nice store"
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"love cheese"
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"viewing area"
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"fun stop"
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"ashe county cheese factory"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much cheese, the varieties are endless! And I can’t say enough about the cheese curds! And what’s great is they have more than just cheese... ice cream, a candy room, wine, crackers, fudge and more! A must stop in downtown West Jefferson! You can...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed watching people make cheese through the viewing room window. The store has lots to offer too! They have many varieties of cheese, wines, jams, old fashioned candies and much more! Oh, and FUDGE!!!! Plus free samples of cheese to try. A must...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our granddaughter was in town and fell in love watching the cheese being made. She watched the people and looked on the wall to see which step they were on. We had to stay the whole time, and it was a joy watching her watch...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

They have all kinds of cheese made in house. If it is your lucky day, you can walk across the street and watch tnem make cheese. Cheese is always fresh. They also have cheese curds.

Thank Jeff F
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This place is phenomenal. We go here specifically for the cheese curds, port wine cheese, and butter. Every single visit always yields excellent products and good customer SERVICE.

Thank mandypennell
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I took my daughter by the Ashe County Cheese Factory and we stayed in the viewing room for quite a while, watching the process. Of course buying the ice cream and cheese curds topped the list.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My kids love the new candy corner they have. Lots of yummy goodies like cheese, ice cream and candy! great customer service!

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

i was going to buy cheese as a gift for christmas, i found what i was looking for and purchase. the employees were very help full, this was morning just after opening up. they had cheese in gift sets. they had all different types, i...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Ashe County Cheese Factory has grown into a local destination point. They have expanded the gift shop to house wines, cured meats, jelly and jam, and other home style goodies. You will find hard to get items here, and the factory cheese is second to...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and you can throw a rock and hit a cheese factory. We know cheese and this place can hang with any of them. Great selection of cheeses, fresh samples, sausage, candy, canned goods even cheese curds to die...More

Thank bladelives
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Eddie B
22 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
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