Take the farm tour. It?s not a huge place but you get right up to the cows and the operations. Great place to bring your kids to burn some energy.
The food is amazing! Very friendly staff & great service! You can view all the cheeses that are aging from the restaurant. They have a gift shop with different types of cheese, beers, ice cream, candy, lip balm, treats, syrup & more! They have a gigantic cow statue outside that I love! ? Marieke Gouda also has farm tours for groups. My daughter went for GS one year and it was very interesting! If your in the area Marieke Gouda is a great family friendly place to visit!
We love this place! So much more then just award winning cheese. Family friendly and fun atmosphere. Happy cows make the best cheese. Also wonderful employees always kind and helpful. Definitely a nice stop. Check out the kid friendly activities.
Best gouda cheese around! And the varieties are all great. Today my favorite was Summer Fields.. The clerk was friendly and very helpful. She was knowledgeable about the the differences. She also offered samples to give you an idea of the flavor I was seeking. She made our experience very positive.
Stopped for breakfast - excellent quality and quantity! Good pricing as well. The wait for food wasn't too long. The seating is on wood tables with log chairs. The gas fireplace was going while I was there. It was nice to sit by. The cheese selection is fantastic. Prices are decent as well. You can then go across the way to the milking barn and see the cows milked. Milking starts at 5am and lasts 5 hrs to get through all the cows. I would drive here to bring company for a neat experience.
Watching milking in progress, visiting adorable blanketed calves, and experiencing great customer service! Also, cheese curds processed yesterday that you can get battered in Spotted Cow beer hot and fresh from the deli! This was a great, unexpected find!
Amazing to see the milking, touch the baby calf's, and seeing all the cheese. Pro tip: They have cups of variety cheese, they sell wine, and yes they have plastic cups... Life changing!
Excellent Gouda selection. You can see the wheels through a window. The parking lot could use some updating, but there are cones. The bathrooms are clean and updated. There's a cute gift shop and little grocery store to pair with a gazillion types of Gouda. It was honestly very difficult to choose. I tried the clove Gouda, and despite having to pick out the difficult to eat cloves, the flavor was awesome. Of course I love anything clove, so there's that. I found their cumin Gouda delicious melted over shredded rotisserie chicken. Sorry it was so smack I didn't take a picture. Next time. Anyway this place is worth the drive from the twin cities otherwise I found this yummy cheese in Whole foods. Thanks so much for the yummy cheese.
Looking for somewhere to eat? Here at Marieke Gouda we have a wide selection of american food to choose from and we're located right in Thorp. Find out about our yummy food, like our nachos. Be sure to check us out to find out more about our feature meals. Feel free to call us at (715) 669-5230!
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