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Cheese Factory & Farms Tours Near You

Cheese tours are great for creative date ideas and family adventures with many cheese and dairy farms surprisingly kid friendly and educational.

01. Oakdale Cheese & Specialties

Oakdale, CA

Come by and learn more about the process and the people of Oakdale Cheese & Specialties. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of their facility. Enjoy their varieties of national award-winning Gouda. Customers can enjoy their cheese, relax and have a picnic under the trees next to the pond.

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02. Joe Matos Cheese & Farmstead Co.

Santa Rosa, CA

The farmstead is open daily. No official tour but a simple visit is quite a unique experience of its own as you travel down their quarter mile gravel driveway right into the heart of their working farm. Drive carefully and watch for children, tractors, cows, chickens, ducks, geese and goats! Taste the St. Jorge cheese and purchase cheese & beef at their Cheese Factory sales room.

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03. Tillamook Creamery Tour

Tillamook, OR

THE HOUSE CHEDDAR BUILT! Dine in at the end and get the Fried Cheddar Cheese Curds!  

Enjoy self-guided Tillamook Creamery tours. Get started in the Grand Entrance, learn more in the Farm Exhibit, explore the Viewing Gallery and finish off in the Dining Hall and Shop. You can start wherever you like, grab a lick of ice cream when the mood strikes, and set your own pace as you learn about their heritage. No reservations are needed for the self-guided Tillamook Creamery tours.

TILLA TIP:  Come during the week to see our employees working in the facility real-time!

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04. Hilmar Cheese Tour

Hilmar, CA

Free Self-Guided Visitor Center Tours. Learn at your own pace how cheese is made and explore interactive, hands-on exhibits about cows, dairies and cheesemaking. Watch Daisy’s MOOvie, ask any staff member to start the show. See employees package the “big cheese” – 640-pound crates of cheese. 

For a little extra try the Public Ice Cream Making Tour.Come create (and eat) your own ice cream. Take the tour followed by the ice cream activity. Join the fun as you “shake, rattle and roll” to create your own homemade individual ice cream. Fun for all ages, especially those “young at heart.”

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