Monteverde Cheese Factory

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Monteverde Cheese Factory information

Prices
adult/child US$10/8
Opening hours
tours 9am & 2pm Mon-Sat, store 7:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 7:30am-4pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Until the upswing in ecotourism, Monteverde’s number-one employer was this cheese factory. Started in 1953 by Monteverde’s original Quaker settlers, the factory produces everything from a creamy Gouda to a very nice sharp, white cheddar, sold all over the country, as well as other dairy products such as yogurt and, most importantly, ice cream. Reservations are required for the two-hour tour of the factory.