Things to Do in Ashe County | Ashe County Cheese

There are many unique things to do in Ashe County, NC. But one place that is special to locals and travelers alike, is Ashe County Cheese – the oldest cheese plant in the Southern Region of the United States.

Things to Do in Ashe County | Ashe County Cheese

Things to Do in Ashe County | Ashe County Cheese

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While visiting Ashe County and trying to decide how to spend your day – be sure and check out Ashe County Cheese. Located in the heart of downtown West Jefferson, Ashe County Cheese is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Wondering what to do while you visit? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

  1. Watch cheese being made!

    Be sure and check out the Cheese Making Schedule (updated weekly) while you’re in town to watch cheese being made! The factory has a viewing area where you can watch the entire process from start to finish.

  2. Visit the cheese store

    Across the road from the factory is the Ashe County Cheese Store. In the store you can try a wide variety of original cheeses, unique to Ashe County Cheese, browse their selection of souvenirs, or check out the old fashioned candy corner!

  3. Try Cheese Curds!

    People drive from far and wide for this Ashe County delicacy. Also known as “squeaky cheese,” cheese curds are a fan favorite.

  4. Take advantage of the photo op in front of the giant cows!

    Ask just about anyone you see where Ashe County Cheese is located and they’ll mention the three large cows that are located outside. These cows are actually milk tanks with a festive twist. They make for a fun and festive backdrop for the perfect photo to remember your trip to Ashe County Cheese!

Want to make the most of your Ashe County visit? Download our FREE Scavenger Hunt to make sure you see as much as possible and have a ton of fun while you’re here.

Ashe County is our home and we think you’ll love it here.
Ashe County has a lot to offer – mountain views, good shopping, great dining spots. But we also have a few hidden gems that are specifically unique to us. Be sure and visit Ashe County Cheese while you’re in the area, because it’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget.

 

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20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. A lot has changed since then.Take a look at how we’ve grown.

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