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“A disaster of a small town business”
Review of Cheese Cave

Cheese Cave
Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Faribault
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

My family made a quick detour to Cheese Cave to taste cheese and grab lunch. We arrived at 2pm....ordering to-go sandwiches went fine, however as we waited and hoped to sample a few cheeses for purchase we found ourselves completely ignored. We apparently arrive during town gossip hour, as one employee began drinking wine at the counter, and another stood nearby in deep conversation with another local. This level of complacency to customer service continued for 30 minutes, until the customer line and level of annoyance could be felt finally by employees still drinking wine and chatting.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Just stumbled upon this unique factory cheese and wine bar, and company cheese store while visiting friends in the area. Not a wine bar in the sense of romantic surroundings but a very unique ultra wide wooden surround bar with great local, company cheeses, ok wines, small selection of craft beers and an atmosphere one might find in a dairy type store. Nothing wrong with that, just come with the right frame of mind. We absolutely loved it. Learned about the sandstone caves in Faribault keeping the interior temperature at a constant 52.5 degrees for perfect aging of the best bleu cheese fund anywhere. We are definitely coming back when we have more time. Loved it - unique place with character all its own - not fancy, just great cheeses and knowledgeable staff (Colin), and the kind of bar you just don't find very often. We took home a bag chock full of the company cheeses. FYI - Great bakery in same building - don't miss it on the way out. We certainly did not.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Stop in for some cheese, stay for yummy food featuring cheese! This is a gem in downtown Faribault with a nice atmosphere and many great dishes to try.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Went for a quick bit to eat but stayed longer and even got a cheese plate to go. Delicious and very friendly people.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank DougR276
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The blue cheese and many of the other cheese are absolutely amazing. The blue cheese and the gouda melt in your mouth, they almost have the consistency of cream cheese when you eat them. They have pizzas and cheese sandwiches and other things to eat here and you can buy cheese and other things and ship them home or take them with you.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank BARRY L
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