The state of Oregon is celebrated for its vineyards, breathtaking coastline, and quirky cities. Most casual visitors are unaware that Oregon has a booming cheese trade. The Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook, Oregon is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to cheese production in Oregon. Tillamook Creamery visitors can learn about how cheese is produced, watch cheese being made, and—most importantly—sample and purchase some of Oregon’s most sumptuous cheeses.
The Tillamook Creamery was designed by a Seattle-based architectural firm to look like a giant 21st century barn with copious amounts of light streaming through the windows. Large yellow blocks of synthetic cheese hang overhead as visitors tour the interior of the Tillamook Creamery. The viewing gallery offers spectators a bird’s-eye view of how rich, high-quality milk is converted into delectable cheese.
If watching how cheese is made leaves you with an insatiable urge to devour cheese, the Tillamook Creamery features a dining hall which serves grilled cheese sandwiches with multiple types of cheddar, cheeseburgers with your choice of freshly made cheddar, Pepper Jack, or Swiss, and several flavors of absurdly delicious ice cream including Oregon Hazelnut Salted Caramel. Tillamook Creamery is celebrated for their many varieties of flavorful cheddar cheese.
You don’t have to travel to Wisconsin or France to get your cheese fix. The rugged North Coast of Oregon is home to some of the sharpest, most delectable cheddar cheese ever produced. If you think that Brie, Feta, or bleu cheese is superior to cheddar cheese—you best withhold judgement until you have traveled to the Tillamook Creamery and sampled their signature sharp cheddar.
Tillamook Creamery visitors can purchase cheese-centric merchandise such as shirts, hats, and cheese slicers. If cheese is your love language, an afternoon spent roaming the grounds of the Tillamook Creamery snacking on cheese curds alongside your sweetheart is the ultimate romantic date.