The Cheese Factory Tour In North Carolina That's Everything You Could Imagine And More
If ever there was a way to gain the attention of locals and visitors alike, it certainly seems to work if you erect three giant (and cute!) cows at one end of your town’s Main Street. That’s what you’ll find in the North Carolina town of West Jefferson, located in Ashe County.
We're not certain exactly when the cows came home to Main Street in this tiny town, but they're a fixture now. They're a landmark art exhibit at this point.
However, in reality, they're really the mascots for Ashe County Cheese. The cheese making plant was opened more than 85 years ago by Kraft. Since then it's sold a few times, and Kraft no longer owns it. Perhaps you've seen Ashe County Cheese at your local store. THIS is where the magic happens...
And now you can see how it's made.
The process is fascinating and the magic doesn't happen every single day. So if you have your heart set on arriving when they are making cheese, then you should check their calendar
And don't forget to check out the products in their store.
The retail store has many delectable items produced at the cheese factory, including several varieties of cheese.
Some of them are even packaged in very creative ways that would make a perfect gift for that cheese-loving someone special.
You can also pick up some Ashe County Cheese Butter! (Yes, please! It's creamy and delicious!)
The next time you're in West Jefferson, look for the cows on Main and you'll know the goodness of Ashe County Cheese isn't far away!
Ashe County Cheese factory is located at 106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC. The retail store is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cheese making viewing room is always open, but you'll want to check the
cheese making schedule
before you go.
Are you making plans to visit in person yet? We’d love to know!
For more fun things to do in North Carolina,
take a look at this adventure park near Charlotte.
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