Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center

While on the CLAAS tour, our bus stopped at the Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center. Hilmar Cheese is the largest cheese processing plant in the United States. First our bus took a tour of the processing facilities. We then ate a buffet breakfast and had time to view the exhibits and try cheese.

On the second floor of the visitor center there were many interactive exhibits geared toward educating kids and adults about cows and dairy farming.

In the exhibit pictured below, kids can try on a coat of a dairy farmer, veterinarian, or milk processing technician. Then kids can look at themselves in a mirror.

Interactive exhibit about dairy careers.

Display of products containing Hilmar ingredients

Display of California Cheeses

Close-up of Hilmar Mozzarella cheese

Cow chandelier

One of several cheese sample stations

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7 Responses to Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center

  1. Mary Lee Page says:

    Hi Kathy-
    I don’t think I have heard of Hilmar cheese – is it available in NY? Were you impressed with the taste? Great to see you last night! ML

    • eclecticlamb says:

      Hilmar does not market cheese under their own brand except in the visitor center. They bulk sale their cheese for packaging under various labels. We tasted many delicious cheeses at Hilmar. It was great to see you too!

  2. Mary Lee Page says:

    P.S. Love the cow chandelier!

  3. Roland says:

    Great review of the cheese factory. Do you know the “various labels” that their cheese is pack under?

  4. katriel says:

    So cool!!!!!!!! I love the cow chandelier!

  5. silas says:

    Were you scared by the cow in the air? Because I sure would be.

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