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Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates

668 US Hwy 250 E, Ashland, Ohio 44805 USA

224 Reviews
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Tue 9a-6p
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  • Wheelchair
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“Home of sweeties jumbo chocolate!”

In the early 1900’s, Grandpa Yarman sold his only possession, a portable RCA radio, for his first wheel of Ohio Swiss, and started his own cheese house, “Yarman’s” in West Salem, Ohio. Soon he started to smoke his own country hams and bacon and enlarged his store. His unique way of smoking meats and his reputation for quality spread throughout Ohio. In the thirties, Grandpa Yarman became a source for high quality meat and cheese, at a fair price. It was during this time that Grandpa Yarman took sick. His store, with no one to help smoke the meet or to get the cheese, fell on hard times. His daughter, Vera, now Grandma, met Grandpa and the two of them started to reconstruct what Grandma’s father had built. Grandpa Baum followed the same trials to the best cheese makers in Ohio and explored new areas in Ohio to obtain the best Colby, Baby Swiss, and many other types of Ohio cheeses. Grandpa Baum began adding gourmet foods and homemade candies, always aware of keeping the family religion of quality. As the years went on, the quality as well as the business grew, under the watchful eye of the new Grandpa and Grandma. The Baums enjoyed a most profitable life in business as well as being community-minded people. At the present time, their daughter and son-in-law carry on the family tradition, started by Grandpa Yarman. The tradition of quality in home smoked meats, superior Ohio cheeses, the best available candies and ice cream can be found at what is now known as Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Village, located at I-71 & 250 in Ashland, Ohio.

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Sally S.

Great place to go for cheese and candy!!!! Samples of each before buying. Everything homemade and friendly service. My absolute favorite is the peanut butter fudge!!!!! Melts in your mouth!!!!! Read more

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Doug R.

Have driven past this place on Interstate 71 either going to or coming from Cleveland hundreds of times over the past 30 years and have always seen the signs and thought I should stop. Well today... Read more

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Highway stop of a lifetime. The cheese sampling is where things started to get risqué, I mean, risky. The Merlot did have me ready to unsheath every ounce of dignity I once had left and let this... Read more

Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates

668 US Hwy 250 E
Ashland, Ohio
44805 USA
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Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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