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Monteverde Cheese Factory

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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number:
645-2850
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The ice cream is delicious, and this is the best price you'll find it at ($4US for 2 scoops), but they no longer do the tours of the factory or free cheese samples.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ice cream is delicious, and this is the best price you'll find it at ($4US for 2 scoops), but they no longer do the tours of the factory or free cheese samples.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a connoisseur of gourmet ice cream but my wife and teenage daughters are--and they raved about the ice cream store attached to this dairy just outside the Monteverdi Reserve gates. Chocolate of course.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am from dairy country in the USA and I have eaten a lot of ice cream. I was not expecting to find incredible ice cream in Costa Rica but I can say that the ice cream produced by the Monteverde Cheese Factory is one of the best I have ever tasted! It is absolutely amazing! I would of course... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the cheese shop to check it out because CR does not produce many different cheeses. We're not sure why, but the government makes everything so expensive here I'm speculating that that is the reason. It's a very small place & like most places in CR, don't expect much. The Ticos in CR always make our day. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Lot's of negative nonsense on Trip Advisor about the Monteverde Cheese Factory. Go in and order an ice cream cone and you'll forget all the bad stuff :-). Great ice cream and a wide selection of locally made cheeses. Had the cheese on some crackers for lunch and was happy, happy. Maybe the Chardonnay helped but think it may have... More 

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Morrisville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stopped here after our Curi Cancha tour. The ice cream was delicious! Lots of interesting flavors.

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Thank Dorothy S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the cheese factory to try to get a tour or learn more of the cheese making. Upon arrival, we were informed there's no actual cheese tour. The cheese factory is actually toward the back of an ice cream shop. Although there's no tour per se, we were able to see cheese in production, though there was no one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were told by our walking guide that the new owners have stopped doing tours of the cheese factory. We stopped by for some excellent ice cream - the coffee ice cream was the best of the four flavours we tried. The coffee was pretty decent too. And the toilet was clean. The entry needs to be changed - it... More 

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Southern Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped by here for a milkshake based on a Trip Advisor Review. It was quite a walk from town and we were just about to turn around when we saw the Cheese Factory. We went in and I had the best milkshake of my life. There were a whole bunch of flavours, traditional ones like strawberry and vanilla or... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

You can see the milk being stirred in a big barrel, and thats it. The store is cute, and the ice cream looked good. We bought a few packages of he cheese, there was a good variety! If you like cheese its a good place to stop and buy some.

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