In this tour, you will visit the Shiawase Cheese Factory and Arigatou Farm, a free-range dairy farm in Ashoro Town. You can take a walk across the vast pastures, see the milking of the cows, and try your hand at making mozzarella cheese. It’s a great way to experience daily life in a dairy farm.
Shiawase Cheese Factory is a small factory in the grounds of Arigatou Farm. Owned by Sachio Honma, he uses the fresh milk of Arigatou Farm to produce various kinds of cheese using traditional methods he learned in France.
Arigatou Farm is a free-range dairy farm, which means their cows are raised on open pastures for most of the year, a rarity for dairy farms in Hokkaido. The owner Yuji Yoshikawa will guide you around the farm. You can take a walk across the vast pastures and enjoy a view from the top of a hill. You can also see the herding and milking of the cows.
At the farm house, you can try your hand at making mozzarella cheese from cheese curds. You can eat it as is or with olive oil and black pepper. You can also enjoy the farm’s fresh milk.
Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.
|13:00||Meetup at Arigatou Farm main house, Shiawase Cheese Factory tour|
|13:30||Arigatou Farm walking tour|