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Address: 252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
Phone Number: +1 707-733-5470
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Love this place!

Love it, love the cheese. I always stop in when ever I am driving by the area. You can taste everything and the prices are good. So fresh when you get it home it last so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love it, love the cheese. I always stop in when ever I am driving by the area. You can taste everything and the prices are good. So fresh when you get it home it last so much longer than normal cheese from the store. Great flavors!

Thank sox10str
Laytonville, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A great place to visit on the coast they have over thirty samples to try. With a new expansion to include a sandwich bar and gift shop a must see. With chocolates also, and you can enjoy watching how they make the cheese. Can't wait to visit again. With very attentive and knowledgeable people to answer all your question. Great... More 

Thank lepmp
Katy, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Swung by on our way up the coast! Great cheeses and wonderful service. Quaint little cheese factory in the heart of an old coastal town. Buy some cheese and chocolate and get back on the road. We wish they would have been making cheese, next time.

Thank TeamHovis
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It wasn't far off the route we were on so we thought we'd take a chance. It was worth it. Free samples of almost every cheese -- yummm! We got there just as it opened so they weren't operating the production line but the store and cafe were open. Nice gardens out back and we'd have stayed if we had... More 

Thank Katzmaniak
Oakhurst, California
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The cheese here is wonderfully flavorful and creamy, as it has been since I first came here more than 20 years ago. They have added some new flavors that turned out to be delicious. They have also added a grilled cheese café in the rear of the shop, with seating indoors or outdoors in a beautiful garden. My husband and... More 

Thank SaraMae50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

A quaint town with its own cheese. The cheese is good. Solid. Get the history watch them make it and buy some To take home. A nice trip to Lolita!

Thank LaAbogadaMelinda
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We arrived very close to closing time and they stayed open for us while we sampled the MANY different kinds of cheese while deciding what to buy. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff gave us suggestions and explained some of the cheese. I love cheese! The rumor is they are even putting in a grilled cheese sandwich bar. With those cheese?!... More 

Thank Victor B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Great little pit stop in Loleta, fun to try all of the local cheeses! Pay attention if you want to see the cheese making process because they don't do it every day. I think it might only be once a week now.

Thank LittleMtnTroll
Yucca Valley, California
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The last thing I expected to see in a tiny Town near the redwoods was live handmade cheese making in the window and a tour inside.

Thank sh92284
Omaha, Nebraska
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Like others, we 'stumbled upon' the Loleta Cheese Factory by noticing billboards. We initially went the wrong way but were really pleased to find it. As we were spending a week of travel up the coast with many picnic lunches to come, we took advantage of the liberal samples and chose 3 blocks of cheese to take along. Wish I... More 

Thank rejsaflicka

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