9001 Lander Avenue
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Open To The Public
Founded in 1984, Hilmar’s California site annually produces more cheese and whey from one site than any other manufacturer in the world, and employs more than 1,000 people. The Central Valley location receives milk from more than 200 local dairies and produces more than 1 million pounds of cheese each day. Much of their cheese is found in stores under other name brands. This is a great example of a large facility. The visitor center is full of educational opportunities from viewing the cheesemaking to agricultural and processing hands-on exhibits. Educational activities include ice cream making (and eating) and a new AgXscape game (similar challenge to an escape room). Free cheese samples and fresh cheese curds called SqueakersTM. Great for groups and also individuals just stopping by.