Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

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Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company information

Wells , England
The Cliffs, Cheddar
+44 1934 742810
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adult/child £2/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Easter-Oct, winter hours vary
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Along with its caves, Cheddar is also famous as the home of the nation's favourite cheese, produced here since the 12th century (Henry II considered it 'the best cheese in Britain', and the king's accounts from 1170 record that he purchased around 4644kg of the stuff). At this cheesemaker you can watch the whole creamy, gooey transformation process from a viewing gallery, then buy some tangy, whiffy souvenirs at the shop.

If you want to see the cheesemaking in progress, get here before 3.30pm.