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The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

The Cliffs | Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA, England
+44 1934 742810
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The only remaining cheese makers in the Village of Cheddar, Somerset, UK. Passionate to preserve and protect this world famous cheese, John and Katherine Spencer and their exceptional team continue the tradition of hand-making unpasteurised cheddar cheese which they long-mature in cloth, the traditional way. With a small Visitor Centre and remarkable shop situated in the beautiful Cheddar Gorge itself, they welcome you to watch them make it, learn a little more about this heritage cheese and, of course, taste it!
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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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The Cliffs | Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA, England
+44 1934 742810
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing cheeses, very friendly and informative staff. Always used to visit when younger on holiday with family in and around Somerset. Now when ever this part of England always a must visit to pick up some cheese. Marmite cheese is literally perfection.

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Cheese , so amazing we went back for more the next day , very friendly staff. Loved Cheddar Gorge , thanks 👍

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While Cheddar Gorge is spectacular, the town is nothing special. However the cheese factory is excellent. The information on how cheddar cheese is made is very informative and well presented. Our kids enjoyed it too. Very easy to spend too much in their shop after!...More

Thank Bridget M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else would you buy Cheddar cheese? We didn’t do the see cheese being made tour but love the product.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of cheeses and generous try before you buy. Friendly staff. Have been before and gets very busy in peak times. But today was good and able to have a good look around!

Thank happy b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did enjoy our visit to the cheese company . It was a lovEly shop with some really lovely cheeses. Which you could sample. There was quite a good sample of crackers cheese and pickes. But I was a little disappointed that there weren't more...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the shop selling the only Cheddar Cheese made in Cheddar. They have a great range of cheeses and very friendly staff who explains each cheese and its flavor. In my case I love vintage cheddar. They had two different ones that were quite...More

Thank gordon35au
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and audra love cheese and crackers and thought why not visit. The choice was amazing and you can choose to taste whichever you want. We got caves matured cheese, cheese with tomatoes and chilli and cheese with garlic. A great selection of cheeses and...More

Thank RobAudra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of different cheeses to taste but they are extremely expensive! I felt the staff were a little unfriendly, especially the lady giving out samples but if you like cheddar cheese you'll love this!!More

Thank Calli73
CGCCo, Owner at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Calli - we're glad you enjoyed the taste of the cheese at least. You're right, our cheese is not cheap and there are a number of reasons for this. We pay a premium for our milk which is delivered from one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can watch where the cheese is made for a small fee (£2) and this ticket allows you re-entry throughout the day. This means you can watch the cheese being made at various steps along the way. I also really enjoyed being able to taste...More

Thank Melinda B
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Response from centre600 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt you will be able to take your dog in the shop and museum area