Established in 1930, Ashe County Cheese is the Carolina’s oldest cheese plant, and has been offering tasty delights to visitors and locals alike. Visit the plant year round to watch cheese being made and be sure to pick up some of your own treats at their gift shop. Watch the fascinating process of cheese making from our viewing area (check cheese making schedule) and visit our cheese and gift shop. We sell over 20 varieties of original Ashe County Cheese as well as our own county butter, homemade fudge and everyone’s favorite, fresh cheese curd. We also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines and a variety of gifts, souvenirs and old fashioned snacks and candies.