On that previous visit, my cousins didn't arrive until several hours after we did. So we ended up going twice. Hey, who can pass up free cheese samples! :P
From upstairs, you can see how the inside of the cheese factory. Unfortunately, I'm always here on the weekends when production is closed so I have yet to see what actually happens here.
Picture taken for the blog, we went back downstairs to get in line for free cheese samples!
Fresh cheese curds.
Vintage white extra sharp cheddar, aged over two years. I love cheddar so this aged cheese was my favorite.
They gave out a lot of samples that day. Usually, there are only two or three.
Afterward, we walked through the gift shop, which included plenty of cheese, of course.
There's that wonderful vintage white extra sharp cheddar again.
Garlic chili pepper cheddar cheese. I've never seen either of these in the supermarkets.
Nor horseradish white cheddar cheese neither.
Ooh, hot habanero jack cheese.
Smoked black pepper white cheddar cheese.
And of course, Tillamook doesn't make just cheese. The creamery also makes a variety of ice cream as well.
And yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, and butter.
And apparently fudge too.
The cafe also features grilled cheese sandwiches, but we were already full from Pacific Oyster, so just ice cream for dessert for us.
Single waffle cone of mountain huckleberry, $2.75.
Triple dip, $3.75, of Tilla-mint, wild mountain blackberry, and mint chocolate chip.
Triple dip, $3.75, of Marionberry pie, wild mountain blackberry, and Oregon strawberry.
Rootbeer float with a scoop of Tillamook mudslide, $2.50.
Don't worry, it wasn't all for me. There were five of us. :)
Stuffed with oysters and ice cream, it was time to head back to our campsite and set up the tents.
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Giant Catfish and Family Trips Home
Mom and Dad's Garden Again
Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook - Oregon
Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Searching for Tide Pools
Campfire S'Mores and Other Breakfast Treats
Dismantling Camp and Leaving Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Short Beach - Oregon and Home
Rice Krispies Treats
Chasing Waterfalls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Behind the Scenes: Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Potato Champion (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Tillamook County Creamery Association
4175 Highway 101 North
P.O. Box 313
Tillamook, OR 97141
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