SHOP & TASTER BAR & VISITOR CENTRE will remain closed for the foreseeable future
We will reopen as soon as we feel it is safe to do so
We will be very excited to welcome you back!
Whether you call in to taste our range and find out more about our cheese, or if you’re looking for that elusive present for the impossible-to-buy-for loved ones, you will have a warm welcome from our knowledgeable, friendly staff.
Whilst you remain home during these worrying times, remember our online shop is now OPEN!
VISITOR CENTRE BOOKING INFORMATION
We are now taking bookings for 2021 – pandemic permitting of course. Do give us a ring to arrange your visit.
Our rates are £2 per person for pre-booked groups of 20 or more; for less than 20 people the price is £2.50 each.
Our shop is open from 10am all year round including cheese tasting. The Visitor Centre is situated across our courtyard where the cheese making process can be watched from our viewing gallery.
The real-time cheese making process takes around 7 hours from start to finish. The ‘live’ action will depend on what time you visit, although we do run a company film showing the whole process which everyone loves!
When you arrive our Guide will welcome you and take you to our viewing gallery. We can answer any questions you may have before running our DVD Film (English or French if required), which provides a little background information about us plus shows the cheese make process from start to finish – which takes around 15 minutes. Your visit may then be followed by cheese tasting in our shop!
We welcome Guide Dogs of course, but unfortunately, due to the nature of what we do in our Visitor Centre, we are unable to allow any animals into this area. We do have a courtyard where you can sit with your pets.
We have a coach drop off and pick up point only directly outside our shop. Several coaches use this parking bay during the day so it is important that coach drivers do not leave their coaches parked here for the duration of the visit. Coaches can be parked further up the Gorge but that may be subject to a parking charge by The Cheddar Gorge Caves.