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Leelanau Cheese Company

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Address: 3324 S West Bay Shore Dr, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-9407
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Producers and retail of artisanal Swiss-style Raclette cheese and...

Producers and retail of artisanal Swiss-style Raclette cheese and French-style Fromage Blanc. Variety of crackers and products to complement the cheese. Raclette grills.

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Awesome Experience!

Stopped by to try the award winning cheese. Oh so good! Talked to Anne for quite awhile. What a treat to speak directly to the cheese maker. Purchased some Raclette and a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Holland, Michigan
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Traverse City, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic Raclette with interesting heritage and very informative employee. Cute little store very unassuming for this award winning cheese. She also gave us some recipes, that I look forward to trying! We will search out your cheese in our local grocery stores.

Thank MInone4
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stopped by to try the award winning cheese. Oh so good! Talked to Anne for quite awhile. What a treat to speak directly to the cheese maker. Purchased some Raclette and a partyclette. Planning to try it out with some friends this week. Can't wait!

Thank cstader
Suttons Bay, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Although many of Leelanau Cheese Company's products are available in several local groceries, you owe it to yourself to visit their location on M-22 south of Suttons Bay. There, you can get a wider selection of their International award-winning Raclettes and soft cheeses but more importantly, chat with the owners and cheese makers John and Ann Hoyt. Their selection of... More 

Thank Rob C
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This small company produces excellent Raclette. Both mild Raclette, and the more pricey aged Raclette could hold their own against any imported variety. In addition to the cheeses, the shop sells cheese accessories and cheese-themed items. Close to downtown Sutton's Bay, the shop is an easy stop on the return trip to Traverse City. We bring home enough for several... More 

Thank CJL2000
Indianapolis, Indiana
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954 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We picked up a chunk of the peppercorn cheese and some savory waffle crackers as a snack to have in the car. It was delicious! We were surprised to only find a few types of cheeses here. Glass windows inside allow you to view the cheese making process going on. And their "underground" storage and cheese aging space is visible... More 

Thank dshendri
Clarkston, Michigan
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We picked up a couple styles of the locally made cheese here. Very tasty. Staff was a tad shy of friendly but it was fine. I would recommend a stop.

Thank MichiganMom71
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Their Raclette is extraordinary, get the 'aged' it pairs well with Pinot Grigio. We love this place for their cheese and choices of many items, such as crackers and accessories of many varieties. If you visit the wineries, this needs to be your first stop. Although some wineries offer crackers, walking in the wineries armed with the best accompaniments, makes... More 

Thank silverbolt
Belleville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

When in far northwest lower Michigan, this is our latest must stop. Based upon the "certifications" found adorning the walls, they are acknowledged as being masters at their craft. The Raclette is the specialty, and it does not disappoint. Swiss like for sure, melt in your mouth, absolutely! The mild is particularly good, when we utilize it for our at... More 

Thank Bill B
Longwood, Florida
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Stopped by their new location, ( at least new to me ), and was greeted by a very friendly and informative gentleman. This Raclette was as good or even better than what I've had in Europe.

Thank 358dons
Detroit, Michigan
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

They make Raclette Cheese (aged and mild) very similar to swiss cheese in flavor. The mild can be eaten plain or used in cooking. I like to slice and eat it with crackers. They sell various sized pieces and depending on the day you can watch it being made.

Thank J W

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