If you’re looking for some great tasting cheese, Belle Chevre has just what you’re looking for. If you’re in the Elkmont area you have the opportunity to take a peek into how some of the creamiest cheese is made whether you take a guided tour or a self-guided tour. You can learn all the ins and outs of how goat cheese is made as well as to come face to face with the goats the milk comes from to make the cheese.
You can shop at the little gift shop on the property and take home a little bit of Belle Chevre with you. Enjoy Artisan goat cheese, breakfast cheeses, cheesecakes made from goat cheese, gifts, cheese compliments and more. You’ll even find body products by Belle and you can enjoy body butters and lip balms designed to heal dry cracked lips.
If you want to come in to the creamery and take yourself on a tour, you can do so Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, Sat from 11am to 4pm, and Sunday they are closed. With these tours you have the option to:
- Tour and enjoy goats and the outdoors
- Peek into how cheese is made
- Taste different cheeses at the cheese tasting bar
- Enjoy a documentary film
- $10 fee per person and children tour for free
If you choose to have a professional give you a tour you can take advantage of them Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, Sat from 11am to 4pm and Sunday they are closed. With a guided tour you can enjoy:
- History tour of Belle Chevre
- Tasting seminar
- Peek into cheesemaking with deep explanations from a cheesemaker
- $12 per person and children under 4 are free
- A film called Tasia and the Cheese Revolution
Keep in mind that guided tours should be called in advance to ensure you get a tour guide to set some time aside. Belle Chevre has garnered well over 100 national awards in addition to hundreds of honorable mentions. There are a number of places this place has found itself include guides to cheese and more.