The Old Cheesemakery

Tidbits from the Westhoek


A visit to the Hop Museum (Poperinge), The Old Cheese Factory (Passchendaele) and chocolatier Vandaele (Ieper). This arrangement is available by reservation only, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This arrangement introduces you to some of our world famous regional export products: hops from Poperinge, cheeses made in Passchendaele and the chocolate confectionery from Ieper.
The day kicks off with a visit to the Hop Museum where we enter the universe of hops, the key-ingredient of beer. After tasting the local special bier called "Hommelbier" we set off for "De Oude Kaasmakerij". After a guided tour you can try some of our world famous cheeses. We conclude with a visit to a distinguished maître-chocolatier in the very heart of Ieper, where there are of course more samples waiting for you.

Proposed schedule:

  • 10.00 – 11.30 am: visit to the Hop Museum in Poperinge and tasting the local beer.
  • 12.00 am: lunch (There is a restaurant at the Old Cheese Factory)
  • 2.00 – 4.15 pm: Visit to the Old Cheese Factory in Passchendaele
  • 4.30 – 5.00 pm: The last stop: chocolatier Vandale. Degustation of several chocolaty delicacies.

Max. 25 pp group in the chocolaterie, if more we will ask you to split up. Twenty five people will then visit the chocolaterie, while the others can go and explore the town on their own. After half an hour the other half of the group will be allowed in.

Practical info

Admission: € 18,00 pp (guides and lunch not included)
Guide Hop Museum: € 60,00/guide
Guide The Old Cheese Factory: € 30,00/guide