Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, Thunder Bay

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Sample the best Gouda that Ontario has to offer at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, a favorite of cheese-lovers around the country and beyond. This cheese farm dates back to 1995, when the Schep family opened with the express purpose of making the Dutch yellow cheese with fresh milk from their own cows and no added preservatives. Stop by the onsite cafe for a hot drink and to sample a delightful array of their products. The farm also stocks a number of Dutch imports of Gouda; buy a selection to take home. Put Thunder Oak Cheese Farm into our Thunder Bay vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Thunder Bay.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This isn't far from where I live and rather than visit them at the busy Saturday Farmers market we usually stop in here, we got cheese curds and some baking and it was delicious.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    After a long drive as tourists we were excited to arrive at the shop. Front line staff were unfriendly and not welcoming despite few customers. It would be beneficial if staff were sent for customer s...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Brought two teenagers here and we loved the cheese. I saw some criticism about customer service and I agree, they could be friendlier. I also asked what gave one of the cheeses it's flavor and the emp...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Great selection of gouda cheese made on site and so delicious and creamy! Tons of variety nettle, roasted red pepper, garlic, and many others. Definitely worth the short drive out to their farm also good for kids as they can see how cheese is made. Check it out
  • July 7, 2017
    The cheese is fantastic. Especially the one with nettles in it. I didn't know you were supposed to eat nettles, but now I know theyre delicious.
  • March 11, 2017
    Buy local! Great treats straight from Holland! Baked goods available are fantastic.
  • December 28, 2016
    I had heard that they had good cheese and had checked out their flyer that told of the cheese they make. Gouda is one of my favourites, and I came home with lots of it. It is located in a beautiful area of Ontario and worth the drive to see and enjoy the food they have.
  • May 17, 2017
    fantastic local cheese and very helpful staff.

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The city center doesn't offer much in the way of accommodations, with the relatively industrial surrounds featuring little to interest tourists. Most visitors stay north of the center along the waterfront, where Water Street and Cumberland Street offer the biggest range of motels and inns. Here, you'll have views over the city's marina and port, giving you a sense of the region's maritime culture. Arthur Street West, which sits at the entrance to the airport, offers a range of motels and chain hotels perfect for visitors just passing through the city.
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