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Tillamook Creamery, a Dairy Lovers Paradise

By Steve Brian, August 9, 2021

Welcome to an Oregon staple, the newly rebuilt Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook, OR. This creamery on the Oregon coast is a dairy enthusiast’s dream come true. With 38,500 square feet of behind-the-scenes cheesy goodness to explore, you could easily spend hours here learning about all the hard work that goes into your favorite dairy products.

A great place to bring the whole family, Tillamook offers free, self-guided tours through the facility. You’ll learn a little of Tillamook’s history (all 100+ years!) and some fun dairy facts for your next party. For example, Tillamook processes 1.6 million pounds of milk a day. A DAY! All that milk is made into something delicious within 24 hours, ensuring all of their products are as fresh as they can be. At the Farm Exhibit, you can let the kids run wild. They’ll see how the farmers care for the cows, how the milk is collected, and some of the modern technology that is improving how dairy cows are cared for. The kids can even try their hand at “feeding” a calf, and “milking” a cow on their own.

Next up is the viewing deck, where you can learn all about the actual cheese production. Watch as the cheesemakers test for the quality of the cheese, or watch them weigh and seal the blocks for aging. You’ll get a little taste of the entire process here. Another fun fact, Tillamook has some very special cheddars that are aged for 4+ years!

Check out the great gift shop, where you can spend your very own cheddar on Tillamook gear of all sorts. You’ll want to stock up on the freshest cheese curds (buy 2 bags, trust me), and that fancy aged white cheddar. If at this point you’re craving something melty, cheesy, and delicious, you should absolutely stop by the dining hall. Find the best grilled cheese, juicy burgers, macaroni and cheese, fried cheese curds, and more. End the tour with the all-time champion of dairy, ice cream. Here you might even be able to sample new flavors before they hit stores.

So if you are looking for a really gouda time, check out the Tillamook Creamery. Puns obviously required.

Tillamook Creamery

Steve Brian

Broker | OR


Steve has made his career based on the concept that “service comes first.” He has helped clients buy and sell homes on both sides of the river and has a strong understanding of what it takes to negotiate in a way that allows his clients to feel that their best interests are always at the forefront of the negotiation table. He has worked with first time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors alike, priding himself on being able to provide well-informed advice based on the current market and leaving the final decisions up to his clients! After moving to Portland in 2002, Steve bounced around different neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland and grew a love for straight shots of espresso. He has now planted roots with his family in the Terra Linda neighborhood of NW Portland and is a sucker for a delicious beer on a hot, summer day from one of the many local breweries in Portland. When he’s not wearing his “Steve the REALTOR®” hat, he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, taking trips to OMSI, The Zoo, or just putting on some mud boots and finding trails to explore. "Service Comes First!"
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