The Cheese Museum
Kostroma, Ul. Chaykovsky, 19
Tel.: +7 (494) 264-14-44
Daily from 10:00–18:00
Interactive tour “The Cheese Story”:
– Adults – 200 rubles
– Children – 150 rubles
Interactive tour with tasting of Kostroma cheeses:
– Adults – 380 rubles
– Children – 250 rubles
Founder of the museum
Mikhail Konstantinovich Popov
The entrepreneur and investor, Mikhail Popov, came up with the idea to open the Cheese Museum in Kostroma. In early 2017, work on the creation of the museum began, and it was opened in December 2017. It is located in an old merchant’s mansion of the late 18th century in the center of Kostroma, and in a short time the museum has become one of the most attractive places for visitors in the city.
The museum offers interactive tours, Kostroma cheese tastings, special programs for adults and children, museum quests, a large selection of industrial and artisan cheeses, and many other things.
The museum has old exhibits that give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the story of worldwide and Russian cheese making. It has models of production mechanisms, antique scales and devices for cutting cheese, a collection of decorative cows, and interactive rides. You can milk a cow or hold a leather flask in your hands, drive virtual mice or roll cheese balls into football goals. Guests are greeted by a cheerful sculpture called “Marusya the Cow” at the museum.