Established in 1930, this cheese company is the only cheese manufacturer in the Carolinas and offers visitors a chance to ... More
Ashe County Cheese Company
Established in 1930, this cheese company is the only cheese manufacturer in the Carolinas and offers visitors a chance to watch cheese being made, as well as select your favorite cheeses from the on site gift shop.
The place is very clean and the owners are extremely friendly and knowledgable about their products. West Jefferson is such a quaint friendly little town and we truly enjoy visiting the cheese shop whenever we can. Very tasty!
We're from Ashe County so going to the cheese plant when we visit home is a must. The cheese curds are our favorites, though all the cheese we've had has been very good. Yay cheese!
As a native, I would say that it is a little pricey here, but there are several reasonably priced cheeses and other locally handmade products in the store. It's the only cheese plant in North Carolina, how could you not pick up a little something?
Don't forget to go across the street and see them making the cheese. It's remarkable. They only make certain days of the week, so call ahead if this is something you want to do.
We now live in California, where the milk processor board's slogan is "Great Cheese Comes From Happy Cows." If this is true, then the cows in NC must be ecstatic.
Visited here in January. Good selection. Great tasting cheese. No preservatives. Has quilts made by local people. Nice baskets of all sizes. People were very friendly. You can watch them make the cheese in the factory across the street.