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The Geauga County Cheese Trail.

Small towns, local businesses, Amish buggies and miles of countryside views are what you will find on this cheese trail.  I have included only 9 stops on this road trip. The perfect number of stops for a one day trip. Not every stop will sell cheese, but as you move from cheese stop to cheese stop, I only thought it only fair to include a few of my favorite road stops that are unique to the area.

Cheese Trail Geauga

Stop #1

D.S. Cakes

D.S. CAKES & SWEETS CAFE
11130 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065
dscakessweetcafe.com
Everyone needs to add a little sweetness to their day. Grab a cup a coffee and a delicious treat. Make sure you check out the quiche made with cheese.


Stop #2

Cheese Factory Geauga County | photo credit My Ohio Fun

ROTHENBUHLER CHEESE CHALET
15815 Nauvoo Rd., Middlefield
rothenbuhlercheesemakers.com

Store Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 am – 5:30 pm, Closed Sunday
Manufacturer of Award winning Swiss cheese. The retail store offers deli items, various cheeses, and gourmet items.

 






Stop #3

Nauvoo Family Market

NAUVOO FAMILY MARKET 
15979 Nauvoo Rd, Middlefield
440.632.5584

General market with items such as: bulk foods, fresh bakery items, deli, local cheese, Coleman supplies, hardware, and more.   Make sure you grab a fry pie or one of their cream stick donuts. The locals say they are the best.


LUNCHTIME

Mary Yoder's Amish Kitchen

Stop #4

MARY YODER’S AMISH KITCHEN
14743 North State Street, Middlefield, OH 44062
440.632.1939 | maryyodersamishkitchen.com
Monday thru Saturday 7am-8pm

All your traditional Amish favorites are available at Mary Yoder’s, including fresh baked pies.


Stop #5

Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op

MIDDLEFIELD ORIGINAL CHEESE CO-OP 
16942 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield.

“We process the following cheeses at our Middlefield plant:  Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Colby, Marble, Colby Longhorn, Co-Jack Longhorn, Pepper Jack Longhorn, Pepper Jack, Marble Pepper Jack, Farmer’s and Brick.”


Stop #6

Raise your hand if you love fresh baked pretzels and cheese. You will find both at The Pretzel Bar in Middlefield.

The Pretzel Bar - Middlefield
Photo credit: The Pretzel Bar – Middlefield

THE PRETZEL BAR 
14950 S. Springdale Ave., Middlefield, OH 44062
Facebook page. 


Stop #7

For those who can’t pass -up a chocolate shop, stop #8 is just for you!

Whitehouse Chocolate

WHITEHOUSE CHOCOLATES
14607 Kinsman, Middlefield
440.834.3133 | whitehousechocolates.com

Find a delightful selection of chocolates. Something for every chocolate lover. 


Stop #8
End of the Commons
End of the Commons | Photo credit: Diane Rock MyOhioFun.com

END OF THE COMMONS GENERAL STORE
8719 Ohio 534, Mesopotamia (Trumbull County)
440.693.4295
A unique family-owned store offering a wonderful selection of food, bulk and hard to find items.
They even have CHEESE!


Stop #9

Dinner anyone? Sharon James Cellars is the perfect stop to end you day.  Although their menu is not extensive, they do offer a menu that pairs with their wines nicely.  Plus, wine pairs well with cheese!

SHARON JAMES CELLARS 
11303 Kinsman Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065
sharonjamescellars.com

 


My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes:
  • Before heading out double check times to make sure they are open.  Many of the businesses are not open on Sunday or religious holidays.
  • Take a cooler and a camera.
  • Watch out for Amish buggies and bikes! Drive slow around corners and over hills.
  • Before heading out reach out to Destination Geauga for any additional area brochures or tourism advice. You can also request a FREE visitor guide be sent to you before your planned excursion.

If you want to escape for a few days, may we suggest the Old Stone House Bed & Breakfast?
“The Old Stone House was established circa 1815 as part of the Western Reserve and is located in historic Mesopotamia, Ohio, among the rural Amish.”

Address: 8505 Route 534, Mesopotamia, OH 44439
oldstonehousemespo.com

(Disclaimer: The above trails are drive at own risk. MyOhioFun.com wants to remind everyone that driving under the influence is against the law in Ohio. Also, please verify hours of operation as these may change. )

Article and photos: Diane Rock
MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2021. The story has been updated every year and for 2024.  Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 

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