SHOP & TASTER BAR IN CHEDDAR GORGE
open 7 days a week from 10.30am (10am on Saturday and Sundays)
Whether you call in to taste our range and find out more about our cheese, a fine range of award winning cheddar cheese awaits you! And if you’re looking for that elusive present for the impossible-to-buy-for loved one, we have some lovely cheese-related gifts to complement our cheese too. You will have a warm welcome here from our lovely, knowledgeable & friendly staff.
Watch us make cheese ‘live’ every day between 11.30am and 3pm
(£2.50 for adults, children under 16 free)
No need to pre-book individual visits these days; just turn up!
For groups of 20 or more, we charge just £2 per adult. Pre-booking for large groups is essential to ensure we have space for you.
Our VISITOR CENTRE is situated across our courtyard from our shop in Cheddar Gorge where the cheese making process can be watched ‘LIVE’ every day. The real-time cheese making takes around 8 hours from start to finish, so the ‘live’ action will depend on what time you visit. We’ll run our company film while you’re here too, so you will ‘see’ the whole process from start to finish whatever time you visit! The film takes around 15 minutes but you’re welcome to watch our cheesemaker for as long as you like. Your visit may then be followed by cheese tasting in our shop!
Dogs: 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.
What do our visitors think?
July 2021 Neil
Worth the visit, great staff, enjoyed it.
July 2021 Bonito
This place is a must for cheese lovers. 〰️Good range of different cheddar cheeses. There are many presentations of cheese packs so you can buy for affordable price a nice gift from cheddar. 〰️Lovely staff and nice atmosphere. They offered us to try some cheeses to decide what we preferred to buy. My choice was the pack of vintage, cave mature and oak smoke cheddar.
June 2021 Cheryl
Love it ! Best cheese in the world in my opinion x
June 2021 Sarah
There’s a reason it’s called cheddar and this place is it! The largest cheese company in cheddar why would anyone go anywhere else!? They are clearly very knowledgeable about their cheddar and what flavours/ herbs to put with it and their chutneys/ jams are delicious- I’ve tried them all! The cheese straws and very strong too unlike most so if you like your mature rich cheese straws they are by far the best cheddar straws in the world! I will always buy from this company when in Cheddar Village and it’s a lovely day out in the gorge too. Highly recommend.