bed and breakfast guests what their favorite cheese factory in Ohio Amish Country is and the first answer you will hear is, "Heinis Cheese". Heinis is known as the cheese factory to visit when you want to watch cheese being made but they also have samples sitting out where guests can choose from about 50 varieties of cheese! Something you may not have known is that Heinis Cheese has been in the family since 1935 and that there is a history as a master cheesemaker in Switzerland that led to this family purchasing what was origianally called Bunker Hill Cheese. If you have never driven around to the back of the store/factory then you don't know that Amish farmers provide milk to make the cheese and it comes to the factory in old fashioned milk cans. All of the Heinis brand cheese are made in Berlin, Ohio. When you visit their factory/store in Berlin, Ohio, you will see that they also have a gift shop, coffee shop, homemade fudge, candy, and more! One helpful hint is that cheese making is always done in the morning. Thus if you want to watch it being made it is best to make them your first stop. By the time lunch time rolls around the vats have been cleaned and you won't see any cheese making.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com