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Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store

106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
+1 336-246-2501
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As good as Wisconsin

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and you can throw a rock and hit a cheese factory. We know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
Great spot to stop for cheese curds and ice cream.

We love to come in and get some ice cream for the kids and cheese for meals/snacking for the week... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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North Carolina's oldest and largest cheese manufacturer. Watch cheese being made in our factory viewing room. Our retail store has all our cheeses available plus our fresh country butter, fresh fudge and hand-dipped ice cream. Something new for the kids (and kids at heart) is our Kandy Korner with over 150 varieties of new and traditional candies. We also have a great selection of NC Wines, and imported cheeses as well as Amish Foods.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese curds” (32 reviews)
“viewing room” (29 reviews)
“fudge” (47 reviews)
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106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and you can throw a rock and hit a cheese factory. We know cheese and this place can hang with any of them. Great selection of cheeses, fresh samples, sausage, candy, canned goods even cheese curds to die...More

Thank bladelives
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to come in and get some ice cream for the kids and cheese for meals/snacking for the week. They offer many hard to find items in a great environment.

Thank M R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the process of making cheese in the little viewing room as we also watched the video. This is a quick and free interaction and well worth the visit.

Thank Rittej01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a lot of cheese after the tour that takes place across the street. The tours stopped after 1 pm, but they had a film to watch re cheese making. The cheese is delicious, and we also bought some gourmet candy while we were...More

Thank mersmom2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a bought four varieties of cheese. There is different types of sauces, cheese and candy. So there is something for everyone

Thank Brgoose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the variety of gifts....found a shot glass that I've been looking for for years!!! My husband loved his gift!!! However, I'm nut allergic...EVERYTHING had some form of nuts in it!!! The soaps, lip balms, and lotions had almond oil in them and even some...More

Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We totaly enjoyed the cheese factory, its so cool to watch the video, they were packing up for the day when we arrived but we will be back

Thank leannamtucker
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The factory was closed by the time we got to West Jefferson so we didn't get to see the cheese being made. The shop is across the street & has lots of delicious cheeses, candy and other things. If you love cheese, don't miss this.

Thank frdallen
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Wow !! Fresh locally made cheese and friendly folks who work in the shop. You can even watch them make cheese across the street.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday. My kids loved watching the cheese making video as well as the real life cheese making taking place at the viewing window. Then we went to the store to try some cheese curds, but some 7 year aged cheddar,...More

Thank courtney07
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Eddie B
22 October 2015|
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Response from Ilmbeachgirl | Reviewed this property |
if it has an Ashe county cheese label on it is probably the same price. the place we buy it at home is that same price as the retail store in Ashe county. But you do have more variety in the Ashe County Cheese store. the... More