Ashe County Cheese Factory
When folks talk about Ashe County they normally speak about a handful of things. Often they remark about the New River in North Carolina and the lovely scenery it creates. Some relate stories of falling in love in the mountains, or perhaps getting married at one of the nearby spots for Pretty Place Weddings NC. Those that have been lucky enough to sample some Ashe County cheese varieties, made at the local Ashe County Cheese Factory, the state's oldest cheese plant, usually tell you Ashe County is where the best tasting cheese in the world is made.
The Ashe County Cheese Factory has been producing fine, quality cheese since 1930. It began when the Kraft Corporation helped communities consolidate several small plants into one larger one where cheddar daisy wheels could be produced for the entire country. Kraft operated the plant for many years and sold it in 1975. After that, the factory itself and company have changed hands several times until 2004 when the plant and store companies were split into two separate companies. The cheese-making factory plant and the store across the street have all undergone numerous renovations and upgrades over the decades.
The Ashe County Cheese Factory posts Cheese Making Schedule times for daily viewing times when you and your group can stop in and see cheese being made. The plant viewing room allows you to see the day to day operation and how cheese is made and shipped. If you visit the Ashe County Cheese Factory cheese store across the street you can purchase numerous cheese varieties, as well as other types of locally crafted food items and handmade fineries such as hand milled soaps.
The Ashe County Cheese Factory is a small, unassuming factory that welcomes you to stop in and see cheese being made. If you and your kids love cheese - this is the place to stop! In addition to the Ashe County Cheese Factory, there are some other interesting Things to Do Ashe County NC in and around West Jefferson and Jefferson. Check out the Jefferson Golf Course at Jefferson Landing, spend the day at Flat Top Manor in Blowing Rock, or explore Grandfather Mountain. We are also just a short distance from the NC Ski Resorts.
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