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Furano Cheese Factory
Furano city, located in the center of Hokkaido, is a rural tourist area famous for agriculture and dairy production. Furano Cheese Factory is a leisure facility that sells cheese made with fresh milk from cows that grew up in the local area, and visitors can also experience interactive workshops. You can learn all about dairy products from different angles, such as watching the production process across the glass and participating in butter and ice cream making. Furthermore, in the cafe inside the factory, you can eat freshly made low fat ice cream and pizza baked in a stone oven.
- Nakago-ku, Furano-shi, Hokkaido
- Contact No.
- From JR Furano Station, take Furano Bus Goryo Line for 10 min, get off at 5 sen and walk for 20 min. *There are only 3 Furano Buses on the Goryo Line per day.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-17:00 (Nov-Mar is until 16:00)
Closed: Dec 31-Jan 3
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
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At Furano Cheese Factory, it is possible to observe the production room and the storage space from across the glass. There are so many new things you can learn by getting a chance to see the actual production process! There are also exhibits showing cheese packaging from around the world and the history of cheese, as well as a model cow for trial milking so that visitors can further discover the fascinating world of cheese.
In the on-premise pizza factory, you can eat a pizza that has been made with the commitment to use all locally grown ingredients including the cheese. The steaming hot pizza baked in the stone oven that was imported from Naples, the origin of pizza, is an absolute delight! The most popular is the Margherita with plenty of original mozzarella made inside the cheese factory (1,500 yen per piece).
Interactive Production Workshop
In the interactive workshop, classes are held everyday for handmade cheese, butter, bread and ice cream. It is a popular program, as you can experience making the products together as a family or couple. Walk-ins are welcome except for the bread workshop, so you can try spontaneously.