Fodor's Expert Review Tillamook Cheese Factory

Tillamook Factory

In high season, hundreds of visitors stop by the largest cheese-making plant on the West Coast to watch the cheese-making process, enjoy free samples, and order delicious ice cream (try the marionberry) from the on-site parlor. Here the rich milk from the area's thousands of Holstein and brown Swiss cows becomes ice cream, butter, and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. The self-guided cheese-making tours don't allow much interaction—you view the operations from a glassed-in mezzanine—but they're free. The store carries a variety of other specialty-food products, including smoked meats, chocolates, jams, and honeys.

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Quick Facts

4175 U.S. 101 N
Tillamook, Oregon  97141, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Labor Day–mid-June, daily 8–6; mid-June–Labor Day, daily 8–8

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