after our time in portland/vancouver, we headed back out to the coast, to seaside, oregon. it’s a little bit south of the washington state line and a little bit north of tillamook, home of the tillamook dairy products. so, naturally, when we found out there was a cheese factory you could tour and sample, we added that to our to do list.
inside, the tour mostly consisted of this hallway. there was a little room at the start, with some interactive exhibits. then you walked along the windows, with views down into the factory, and informative signs in front of them and between them, detailing the cow to packaged cheese process.
we all took a turn trying to beat the clock in a cow milking exhibit. we had a certain amount of time to fake spray, wipe down and attach pumps to a cows udders. we all failed. we would be terrible dairy farmers.
then. the actual working factory part…
there were a lot of people there at the same time as us, making it hard to read the signs or get a good view if you were a tiny person. also, it was sort of hard to make out what was going on. but here’s some pictures anyways.
once the cheese was sampled, we were funneled into the gift shop, where we obviously stocked up on fancy flavors and cheese curds and discounted end cuts and beef jerky and stickers and patches and postcards.