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Monteverde Cheese Factory

Quick Facts

  • Telephone : 2645-6565
  • Hours : 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, to 12:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Entrance Fee : $10 adults, $8 students
  • Location : Monteverde

Before the arrival of the Quakers, Santa Elena's main industry was coffee farming. In 1953, the Quaker settlers founded the Cheese Factory, which would soon become the area's largest employer. Today, tourists enjoy ice cream cones, cheese samples and a healthy helping of pacifist, Quaker history on Cheese Factory tours. (Monteverde. 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, to 12:30 p.m. Sunday; $10; 2645-6565)

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