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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cute place, tasty cheese

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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
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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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 bubbles 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.

Thank Ginger P

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