Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company information
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.