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
One of several cheese sample stations