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Loleta Cheese Factory

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Address: 252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
Phone Number: 707-733-5470
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Yummy cheese

The last time we came through the redwoods we said we have to come back to Loleta, what with the directional signs trying to guide us there along 101. It was a historical logging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some great cheese, bought a few and some local jam, bought sausage although no taste testing and no tour and town was quite depressing. Burnt out building across the street. I would only stop again if going on to Ferndale.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we came through the redwoods we said we have to come back to Loleta, what with the directional signs trying to guide us there along 101. It was a historical logging town like so many along the upper California coast. Well, there is not much to see or do in Loleta anymore - but there is the... More 

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Thank Tracy V
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Loleta doesn't have much going on. A quick drive through and you immediately get the sense that it's generally a casualty of the area's suffering economy that still clings on to a shell of what its timber industry used to be. That being said, it's worth the slight detour to stop in and spoil yourself with some of their... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Try their cheese... really good - no goat cheese, only cow milk but a lots of varieties and tastes. Well, I loved the place as I like cheese. They also sell local honey and preserves. We bought only cheese.

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Had to stop by -- I really wanted to see the cheese making but they were only make curds. Never had them before -- very interesting taste. Tried several of the cheese (you can sample almost all of them) bout 4. Visited the botanical garden in the back. Very pretty. The town is very small and run down almost abandoned.

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1 Thank Diana W
Nampa, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Just happened upon this place while making a wrong turn! Glad we did. The rest of the town seems abandoned but this little place is great! Staff were exceptionally friendly. They were not making cheese the day we stopped but had plenty of samples on hand and they were delicious! Glad we got lost in Loleta!

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1 Thank Ari W
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We didn't plan the visit but saw the sign along the 101 and decided to stop. We sampled cheese, had a very informative staff member explaining the procedure of making different kinds of cheese and ended up buying some so we can use them as souvenirs for the next few weeks to come. A great opportunity of sharing your vacation... More 

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2 Thank Petra K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Again this is a must do visit when our out of town family and friends come to visit. It's a small Place, in a town that is almost gone now, with ocean views below. They make fresh cheese everyday! You can view this process most days. They offer scores of free tastings of there cheese. And sell all of it... More 

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Jenison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This was worth the drive off of 101 to find this small cheese factory. They had plenty of delicious samples of the many varieties of cheese they make there. We ended up buying three -- aged cheddar, Monterey citrus, and roasted garlic. The woman at the counter was very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow what wonder cheese. Sample as much as you want of 15 plus types of cheese. You can get the end cuts really in expensive. If your coming to see how they make cheese call ahead. They also carry different types if jams, jelly's, crackers & stuff. The lady in the store was so pleasant and helpful. This is a... More 

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