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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tillamook Cheese Factory

One of the many summer trips we took was to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook along the Oregon Coast. Not only do they have great cheese but some delicious ice cream and fudge too.

They lay out samples as part of the tour.

This is the main store.

The fudge counter.

Large vats for cheese making.

This tub fills with cheese, we spent to much time enjoying the coast and arrived to late at the factory to actually watch them make the cheese.

Conveyor belt with blocks of cheese being sent to an adjacent room.

Block of cheese coming from other room, from here I think it gets sent to cold storage for aging.

It looks like they cut and wrap cheese in this part of the room.

End view of room where I think they cut and wrap cheese.
 Here are some old Tillamook cheese ads. There was also lots of history of how the dairy industry came to Tillamook.

Even though we arrived to late to watch them make the cheese the self-guided tour, free samples, fudge and ice cream were all so good.

Is there a factory open for tours in your neck of the woods and have you gone and taken the tour, what did you think?

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