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Furano Cheese Craft Center

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Address: Nakagoku, Furano 076-0013, Hokkaido
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Cheese Factory? Not really

It's your classic "factory" or "museum" which is really just a place for bus tours to buy stuff. You can see the factory through windows, but that's it really. It's charming... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Heidbummer
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's your classic "factory" or "museum" which is really just a place for bus tours to buy stuff. You can see the factory through windows, but that's it really. It's charming, but it's not really an attraction. It's a picturesque walk from Furano through farm country and for me was a welcome pit stop for an (admittedly very tasty) ice... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

For a foreigner it might be a bit difficult as there is no handy information to explain the cheese-making process in English, so on the self-guided tour there is nothing much you can get out from. However, there is a class which we didn't sign up but peeking in there are a quite families doing their own cheese which I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I expected more special, seeing as we have had nothing but 'wow' food in Japan. We would very happily have these ice creams, cheese and yoghurts at our supermarket and we would have bought them all the time, but we weren't super amazed. Maybe it was an expectation problem

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Thank Tom D
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The cheese factory section offers an area for cheese making classes (appears to be in Japanese) and sells an assortment of cheeses and wine. The factory area also provides a place to experience milking a cow and showing the history of cheeses around the world. There are only 3 types of cheeses for sample. There is also a cafe to... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Not a must stop if you are short on time. You need a car to get here easily otherwise it's either a taxi or local attraction bus which runs very infrequently. This is good fun for children if they want to make cheese. If you expect to see people making cheese during your visit, you'll be disappointed. It is busier... More 

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Rowland Heights, California
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

They do sell decent cheese and ice cream, but there weren't really any tour per-se. The farm itself is good sized, so do spent a little time walking the compound after the eating one of their real good ice creams. The cheese was not low end and the prices reflected so.

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

A good factory tour of one of Furano's finest products. Get to milk on a model cow and then taste the many cheese on offer. One of the must see places in Furano

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Yummy cheese, black cheese is squid ink cheese... Closes really early though it says 5pm. Good parking... Cheese museum too

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Try the classes here, they are in Japanese but we found them fun and easy to follow. Plus now we know how to make our own riccotto and butter!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This is not a place for shopping, although there was a good range of cheese and cheese related products. We came here as it offers activities for the family. My husband and I and our 2 grand daughters aged 6 and 4, went for the cheese making class. It was fun. The girls were proud to make cheese. They decorated... More 

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