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Heini's Cheese Chalet

6005 County Road 77
Millersburg  Ohio  44654
United States
(800) 253-6636
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    - Damaine Vonada
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Midwest Living Review

This popular tourist destination is all about cheese.

Swiss-themed inside and out, Heini's Cheese Chalet is a popular tourist destination. It houses the retail store and cheese-making facility for Bunker Hill Cheese Company, which prides itself on obtaining milk from local Amish farmers and making it into about 50 varieties of cheese sold across the nation. Family-owned since 1935, when master cheese-maker Hans Dauwalder immigrated here from Switzerland, the claim to fame at Heini's is a mild-tasting, slightly sweet yogurt cheese that the Dauwalders developed. There are plenty of reasons to stop here: the cheese is excellent; tons of samples are free for the tasting; you can learn about the history of cheese-making from a vast mural near the entrance and watch cheese being made through large glass windows; and even if you are not a cheese fan, you can shop for fudge, lace and other Amish goods in the gift shop. Heini's Cheese Chalet is also a good place for buggy-watchers because this stretch of county road is traversed regularly by Amish en route to Berlin.

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