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Gibbston Valley Cheese

1820 Gibbston Highway | RD1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1388
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“cheese plate” (42 reviews)
“chorizo” (8 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1820 Gibbston Highway | RD1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While having made up our mind to do the wine tour we took a break at the cheese factory. They have a good range of products and all were of premium quality. The coffee was by far one of the best I had in new...More

Thank Pratzila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like cheese you will love this place. They offer a variety of cheese to taste as well as sauces and chutneys. You can eat in the cafe or buy a chunk of cheese and a loaf of freshly baked bread to enjoy later...More

Thank CCandCol
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Have a lovely rest of your holiday and we'll see you when you're back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in after a visit to the winery and lunch at the restaurant next-door. Sadly the power was off but the cheese was spot on! Great choice of varieties and options to taste. The staff dealt with the power problems with a smile.More

Thank Darren L
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Darren, Thank you for your visit. We're happy you got to enjoy our cheeses! I remember the day as if it was yesterday - a challenging afternoon for the team. Glad to hear even though the power was gone their smile was still there....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed trying 3 of their cheeses on a cheese board with crackers and chutney. Sitting outside was nice even on a winter afternoon, as it catches the afternoon sun and had plenty of blankets. Some seating inside. Cheeses were lovely.More

Thank AbbeyNZ
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Abbey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very glad to hear you had a well spent winter afternoon enjoying one of our cheese boards. Have a lovely holiday and we're looking forward to having you back in the future....More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A great welcome and great products. Free tasting. We enjoyed a $18.00 cheese plater with a few drinks. Inside and out side seating. A selection of of products to try as well.More

Thank Hayley B
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Hayley, Thank you for your review. We're delighted you had a welcoming experience enjoying one of our cheese platters. We're changing our selection of available tasters daily - make sure to pop in again and try something different next time. Kind regards, Franziska M...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Love cheese and a good selection was available to sample and some tasty sauces etc to sample too. We couldn't resist purchasing one of the blue cheeses.

Thank Gardenl0ver31
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing cheese. Staff so friendly. We had coffee and cheese platter. Loved it.... highly recommend 👍👍More

Thank Kim S
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kim, Thank you for your high recommendation. Glad to hear you like the cheeses as much as we do. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we're very pleased you got to experience this during your visit. You're welcome back any...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

You can have cheese with matched beers but we just had a five cheeses platter. The cheese was delicious , especially the Wakatipu White (double cream Brie), accompanied with crackers, dips and sources. Sitting outside next to the grape vines admiring the view is a...More

Thank David P
GVCheese, Manager at Gibbston Valley Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're very pleased you enjoyed the Five Cheese Platter. It really is a nice tasting variety of different textures and flavors. Sounds like you've found the 'best seats in the house' - right next...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We shared a cheese platter with 3 generous portions of cheese (more crackers were required but bought promptly). The aged cheddar was my favourite. We had a glass of Pinot Gris and admired the Autumn scenery from the lovely verandah out front. Very relaxing and...More

Thank rebeccadiver
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The smoked brie is delicious. I got a tasting board with wine to accompany. While I was not a fan of one of the cheeses (personal preference) the quality of service and food was superb.

Thank Andrew L
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Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 Gibbston Highway | RD1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1388
Located in Queenstown's Valley of Vines, high in the southern mountains, Gibbston Valley Cheese specialises in sheep, cow and goat milk cheeses hand-crafted in the European style.This unique visitor experience features a café, retail shop, cheese-making presentation and complimentary tastings of the Gibbston Valley Cheese range.For the more adventurous cheese lover we also offer fully stocked picnic hampers and backpacks so that you can drive or walk throughout the Gibbston Valley and beyond, following our recommend Wine and Cheese Trail maps.Our sunny vineyard enclosed picnic garden is perfect to enjoy a tasty platter of assorted cheeses, nuts, meats, breads and fruits and you can complement the flavours with a glass of wine from our neighbours, the Gibbston Valley Winery.
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