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Gibbston Valley Cheese

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1820 Gibbston Highway | RD1, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1388
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10:00 - 17:00
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a coffee and lite-bite after taking the winery tour. The Cheesery has a good selection of cheeses, obviously, and a tasting section where the friendly staff will tell the history of each type of cheese on offer. We came away with a large chunk of Stilton. There is a display about the cheese making process and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved tasting the cheeses, the blue was absolutely beautiful and I am not a blue cheese lover! Enjoyed learning about the cheeses and the history of the vineyard and cheesery. Clean and tidy and a wonderful tourist spot!

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Thank Jaz C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by on a whim and had a great brunch. The cheese was good and the little cafe was a pleasant stop.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Gibbston Valley Cheese. You are able to taste various cheeses and then buy. The cheeses were excellent and we ended up buying four different types. They also offer platters although have very limited indoor seating. The lady serving us was brilliant with the boys letting them try and choose what they wanted to buy. Great customer service in... More 

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Chicago, IL
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to get some cheese and wine! While the price for the board seems a little steep, the pieces of cheeses you get are pretty big, and if you add a freshly baked french baguette and a glass of wine, all of the above make it a great place to enjoy indoors or outdoors weather permitting lunch!

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Thank patachok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Always stop in here and they now also have the café to stop at on the cheesery. Such a cool place to sit and relax, with scrummy food to eat there and take home!

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Thank millsm21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Decided to stop here on a drive through, wasn't disappointed. Stocked up on delicious cheeses, that I know purchase whenever I see the label now! Perfect addition to any dinner party, and really reasonable in pricing.

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Thank Jemma D
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped here based on a suggestion from a friend and we were not impressed. The cheese wasn't very inspiring considering the dairy culture of New Zealand. I would only stop here if you were hungry. I don't think this place is indicative of the high quality NZ cheese available.

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Thank 5AndrewS
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Instead of doing a tasting, we opted to drink wine instead. Gibbston has some great wines that pair really well with the cheese that they also make. Go head and have some wine and cheese and take in the spectacular view from their outdoor seating area. It's a perfect way to unwind and relax. They have a variety of cheese... More 

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Thank RCtraveler1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Despite the busy time of year, the staff were welcoming and relaxed. Explanations about each cheese were helpful. We bought cheese and wonderful olives, cornichons and relish. We ate lovely cheese rolls and flatbread at the outside tables near the grape vines. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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