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5807 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here briefly as part of a bus tour around Akaroa's highlights. We were given a brief explanation of how the Cheese factory operates and given the opportunity to taste their product. I really liked the Havarti cheese they make.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Great place to stop and visit - only short - variety of cheeses etc available to purchase and interesting staff to talk about the cheese making process

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We visited as we drove on a day trip to Akaroa. The ladies in the shop were very friendly. There are samples of three cheeses available. Through the glass window it was possible to see the cheesemakers at work. There is also a video of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gill H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Good place to stop in at for anything cheesy; they make their own stuff there and along with a lot of other local produce, there is a fair selection. Yes it is a bit on the pricey side but its good cheese ! You could...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ctravla
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Stopped here on our way to Akaroa, tasted some of the cheese, watched the cheese being made through the viewing window, chatted a lot with the lady at the counter and then spent too much money (not really) on an amazing Port Cooper cheese, a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank autumn19
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The street sign was huge, I was expecting a lot, but its just a small house with some cheese in refrigerator. There were some samples, but the cheese were not that cheap. But it was a good toilet break on our 2 hour trip from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Quaint small cheese factory where they take you for tastings on the way to Akaroa Harbour . The veggie chips are delicious !!! Recommend

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ariella A
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Small cheese shop which also holds tastings. A few selections of cheese to buy. Cheese making can be seen through the back shop although none ongoing on our visit. Would not have missed much had we not stopped.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 4 May 2017

On our way back from Akaroa we did a quick stop at Barrys Bay Cheese. This is a great place to come to if you want to stock up on their lovely range - Their peppered Havarti is definitely top of the list.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank herbertandwilks
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

At the bottom of the steep decline into Barry's Bay, this small cheese factory is situated in a picturesque spot over looking the bay. A small sample of their produce is available for tasting and there is a window to view the making process

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TinaM764
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