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Loleta Cheese Factory

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Address: 252 Loleta Drive, Loleta, CA 95551
Phone Number: 707-733-5470
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Quite a surprise

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yucca Valley, California
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Yucca Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aloha Everyone, My significant other and I took a road trip up the NorCal coast recently. I started seeing signs for the Loleta Cheese Factory north of Fortuna, CA. Having spent several childhood years, off-and-on, in America's Dairyland (Wisconsin), I'm a total sucker for a mom-and-pop cheese factory. Sure enough, as we got closer, there were some more signs. So,... More 

Thank Fritz59
Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the sign going North on the 101 so we took the side trip (only about 5 minutes off the 101). Because it was Sunday so there was no actual cheese making going on. But there were lots of samples; I believe the friendly and helpful clerk said there were 31 different kinds of cheeses. I didn't have a cold... More 

Thank TravelerAgain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 June 28, 2016

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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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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.

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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