Oolite Cheese Company

Oolite Cheese Company, Manti: Address, Oolite Cheese Company Reviews: 5/5

Oolite Cheese Company
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Thanks for the support over the past several years while we were in business. Unfortunately, we went out of business 2016. Thanks!
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Dutchkathy
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands1,244 contributions
Small sheep cheese factory. Very good cheese !
May 2015 • Couples
We drove up this little cheese factory because we are cheese heads from Holland and were curious how this home made cheese would taste. We walk in the factory and nobody was there...we came out again to see if there maybe was another entrance door. The owner came up and told us she was closed but happy to show us around. Its a one room facility but all the machines that you need to make cheese are there. She also showed us the "rest- room"where the cheese matures or ripens. They currently make 3 cheeses and we had a sampling of all three. The vary from mild to sturdy to very strong. We bought a piece of their price winning cheese and enjoyed eating it against the beautiful scenery of the backroad of Utah.
Written 10 July 2015
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Keri J
Salt Lake City, UT2 contributions
A must when in Manti!
Jun. 2015 • Family
The cheese is delicious and the owners very friendly :) Some cheeses are only available seasonally. We will definitely be going back.
Written 14 June 2015
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Dan C
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Great quick stop!
Joel & Rachel were really fun to chat with! And it was really neat to see this operation with the cheese. They let us come by with only 5_10 mins of calling. They took 2nd in the national competition of blue cheese in the country out of 250 participants! Highly recommend to stop by!
Written 22 May 2015
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Magnephi
Utah9 contributions
To Cheese or not to Cheese...
Jun. 2013 • Solo
...that is the question. So, in Manti, Utah there are not a great deal of things to really keep you occupied while attending the Mormon Miracle Pageant but the Oolite Cheese Company is a little treasure if you like boutique, artisan cheeses. Rachel Wilcox, the proprietor, is a gracious host and she will give you the skinny on how to make cheese with a small tour. She and her husband Joel moved from Southern California back to Utah...to make cheese...not just any cheese mind you but sheep's milk cheese.

Who would have thought that those obnoxious sheep would produce enough milk to make a milkshake let alone cheese. But produce they do and wonderful cheeses are the product. The Oolite Cheese Company combines the tasty sheep's milk with the right cultures and uses a local limestone composite, Oolite, as the bacterial catalyst. The results are well-defined cheeses that do not disappoint. They may have even discovered a new, yet to be discovered, mold variety. One of the best parts of the experience is having Rachel tell the tale of how their individual cheeses got their names. They even produce a Penicillium roqueforti variety that is quite delicious

With the emphasis on local production, the sheep's milk is from a nearby sheep dairy (my cousin's farm to be exact but I have no interest in this venture).

The Oolite Cheese Company doesn't have a great deal of product on hand and there isn't much of a "shop." But, you will find a "homey" atmosphere welcoming you to their neck of the woods and their great cheese experiment.

You can check them out at http://www.oolitecheesecompany.com/
Written 25 June 2013
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