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Loleta Cheese Factory

252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Loleta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Factory Tours
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San Francisco, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Just because there's a billboard advertising this place on the highway doesn't make it any less cute and quaint. We were a little worried at first but ended up very happy with the cheese.

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Livermore, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

On a whim after seeing their billboard along Highway 101, we decided to stop at the Loleta Cheese Factory. We observed how the made cheese and sampled many varieties of their product. WARNING: You will probably wind up buying some chesse while visiting, there are many tasty varieties you will want to return home with!

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Loleta Cheese Factory is a must stop for my family whenever we are in the Eureka area....I even bring a cooler with me to put my purchases in to bring home. The cheeses there are all made on site with milk from local dairies. The hickory smoked cheddar is amazing and my new favorite. I also love the smoked... More

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Ridgewood, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Depending upon when you arrive you will see a different part of the cheese making process in action. No matter when you arrive, there are always plenty of samples of cheese.Many of the cheeses are based upon colby cheese, though they also make fontina. When we came there was someone to explain what was happening. There were two tanks in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We didn't get to see the cheese being made but we we're able to taste lots of delicious cheeses! We bought lots to take back to hotel and enjoy on our trip. The wines they are offer are less than to be desired but that's not what we came for anyway. :)

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This cheese is so good and what a fun thing to do while we were in Eureka. They let us sample whatever we wanted. They are open seven days a week and most days are making cheese too. Their prices are reasonable so we brought cheese back for everyone. Can't wait to head here again on our next trip north.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I like cheese! I have had many types of cheeses...but the cheese at Loleta Cheese Factory has got to be the BEST cheese I have EVER had. As a matter of fact both my wife and I bought quite a few flavors...we arrived home this evening(Tue 7th of Jan 2014) and had to open 2 of them, YUMMY!!!!!. Ok, it... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stopped here during our road trip, as I love cheese. It was great with loads of samples and very knowledgeable staff. Only disappointment was that I didn't quite complete the scavenger hunt in the garden!

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Eureka, California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We love the tiny downtown area of Loleta. The cheese factory is fun to visit. You can watch the cheeses being made, taste dozens of varieties and ship to the family. Love the Havarti.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We popped in the Loleta cheese factory on our way down to the Avenue of the Giants and we are so glad we did! We weren't expecting much, but were plesantly surprised to see that they have most of their cheeses on sample. The staff was really friendly and gave us the quick rundown of their operations. We were there... More

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