Visit Crowley Cheese
An American Original
Come watch Crowley Cheese being made by hand just as it was when Winfield Crowley began. Our landmark factory was built next to a small mountain brook in 1882 in the then-traditional post & beam fashion. Little has changed since then.
Learn About Cheesemaking
Cheesemaking by hand takes time -- almost all day, in fact. Our cheesemakers start first thing in the morning, and depending on when you arrive, you'll see a different part of the process.
We love visitors and love to explain our cheesemaking process and history. However, we are a TINY operation, which means that some days it is a challenge juggling customers' needs while making excellent cheese, so we ask for your patience, in advance. We usually make cheese three days during the week - usually Tuesday through Thursday - but the schedule can be variable. Please call us at 800-683-2606 for details.
Ski, Hike, Bike, Kayak
Only 4 hours from New York and 3 hours from Boston, we are located in beautiful (and accessible) southern Vermont, not far from the Okemo and Killington Ski Areas. We'll let you in on a big secret: as wonderful as Vermont is in the winter, it's equally gorgeous (and fun!) in the summer. Adjacent to Green Mountain National Forest, we are surrounded by great hiking trails, beautiful lakes, cycling routes from serene to challenging, and lovely picnicing sites. Visit Your Place in Vermont for details, and remember to stop by for picnic supplies before heading out!
Free Samples & Great Gifts
Don't take our word for it -- taste Crowley for yourself! Many Vermont foods and craft items are available at the factory gift shop, along with our Crowley Cheese, which makes a great gift for any occasion.
Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. You can call during these hours to be sure we're open.
Healdville is a tiny rural community of a few dozen people, on a paved town highway two miles from Route 103, northwest of Ludlow. The factory is easily accessible. Remember to use Mt. Holly, not Healdville, in your GPS.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 100 North through Ludlow. Stay on Route 100/103 past the Okemo Mountain base. Continue straight/North on Route 103, past the Okemo/Jackson Gore entrance for approximately 3 miles to Healdville Road on the left. Go up Healdville Road for 1.8 miles and you will see Crowley Cheese on the left.
FROM THE NORTH: Take Route 100 South to Route 103. Take a right on Route 103 and continue past the Okemo/Jackson Gore entrance for approximately 3 miles to Healdville Road on the left. Go up Healdville Road for 1.8 miles and you will see Crowley Cheese on the left.
FROM THE EAST: Take Route 103 North/West through Ludlow, continuing past the Okemo Mountain Base and Jackson Gore. From the Jackson Gore entrance, it is approximately 3 miles to Healdville Road on the Left. Go up Healdville Road for 1.8 miles and you will see Crowley Cheese on the left.
FROM THE WEST: From Route 7 take Route 103 South, or Route 140 East. Continue on Route 103 South, approximately 6.2 miles from the 103/140 junction to Healdville Road on the right. Go up Healdville Road for 1.8 miles and you will see Crowley Cheese on the left.