GIBBSTON VALLEY CAFE
Located in Queenstown's Valley of Vines, high in the southern mountains, Gibbston Valley Cheese specializes in sheep, cow and goat milk cheeses crafted in the European style. The only cheesery among the wineries of the region, this unique experience features a café, retail shop and complimentary tastings of the Gibbston Valley Cheese range.
We stopped here for lunch while riding our bikes from Queenstown to Kinross Winery as part of the Queenstown Cycle Trail. We parked our bikes on the lawn next to our table and had a relaxing and very enjoyable lunch overlooking the grape vines. Lunch was delicious and the staff were super friendly.
We ordered the Gourmet Cheese Selection which was 3 cheeses served with chutneys, antipasto, chorizo, smoked salmon, crackers & bread platter with dipping oil. Yum!
What a super place to find, delicious cheeses, superb wines and a beautiful setting where you can enjoy the food, scenery, browse the products in the shop and try the cheeses before you buy them or order a cheese platter. Everything we sampled was great and the setting was wonderful. The cheese platter we shared among three people was nicely presented and just the right amount.
I would definitely return here.
If you like cheese you won't fail to enjoy a visit here. Cleverly laid out next to the winery there is plenty to see and appreciate. We had a cheese sharer and sat outside looking out over the vines and enjoyed the view and the piece and quiet. Had we not been restricted by luggage weight, no doubt my wife would have bought most of the cheese related gadgets!