The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company produces the only real Cheddar to be made...well in Cheddar, so if you visit the village then it’s only right that you at least pop in while you’re there. The whole cheese making process takes around 8 hours, and you can watch every stage in action during your visit and see just how much skill and hard work goes into making the Cheddar we all know and love.
The cheese is made every day of every week throughout the year, and visitors can spend as long as they like on the viewing gallery to watch the cheese makers hard at work. The taster bar offers free samples for those unsure which to go for and the gift shop is packed with all kinds of cheese, biscuits and pickles. Admission to the cheese making area is just £1.95 per adult and they’re welcome to bring two children under 16 inside each free of charge.
If you call in between Easter and the end of October you’ll find a guide on hand to help explain what’s going on and answer all your questions. It can be difficult to find parking in the village so we’d recommend parking outside and walking in to make things easier.