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Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center


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Served daily 7am to 10am
Starting at $5.99
Scrambled Egg, Choice of Ham, Sausage or Bacon, Choice of Hilmar Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack
Full Order: 2 Biscuits $5.49
Half Order: 1 Biscuit $4.49
Biscuits & Gravy
Toasted Biscuits, Sausage Gravy
Starting at $4.99
Scrambled Egg, Choice of Ham, Sausage or Bacon. Choice of Hilmar Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack, English Muffin
Butter, Brown Sugar, Raisins, 8oz. Milk on the side. Monday-Friday Only
All sandwiches are made to order, served with potato chips or fresh fruit
BBQ Bacon Club
Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Honey Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hilmar Mild Cheddar & Monterey Jack, BBQ Sauce, Garlic Aioli, Toasted Sourdough Bread
Turkey with Crisp Apple
Smoked Turkey Breast, Thin Apple Slices, Hilmar Monterey Jack, Pesto Aioli, Hint of Blue Cheese, Grilled Sourdough Bread
Piglet Pretzel Griller
Applewood Smoked Honey Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hilmar Cheddar & Monterey Jack, Chipotle Mayo, Pretzel Roll
Kick' N BBQ Chicken
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Grilled Chicken Breast, Hilmar Pepper Jack, Caramelized Onions, BBQ Sauce, Grilled Sourdough Bread
Turkey Pesto
Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hilmar Mozzarella, Pesto Aioli, Romaine, Tomato, Toasted Wheat Bread
The Cowboy
Roast Beef, Hilmar Vintage Cheddar, Romaine, Tomato, Onion, Garlic Aioli, French Roll
Curry Veggie Sandwich
Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, Roasted Corn Relish, Red Onion, Curry Aioli, Romaine, Toasted Sourdough Bread
Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hilmar Pepper Jack, Avocado, Romaine, Tomato, Garlic Aioli, Toasted Sourdough Bread
The Farm Club
Applewood Smoked Honey Ham, Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hilmar Cheddar & Monterey Jack, Romaine, Tomato, Dijon Mayo, Toasted Wheat Bread
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Turkey Breast, Hilmar Cheddar, Romaine, Tomato, Chipotle Mayo, Toasted Pretzel Roll
Classic Turkey
Smoked Turkey Breast, Hilmar Cheddar, Tomato, Romaine, Mayo, Milk Bread
Famous Favorite Combo
The Jersey, Cup of Famous Cheese Chowder, Cream Cheese Brownie Bite, Small Fountain Drink
Roast Beef
Hilmar Monterey Jack, Roast Beef, Caramelized Onions, Garlic Horseradish Aioli, Sourdough Bread
The Jersey
Hilmar Mild Cheddar & Monterey Jack, Sourdough Bread
Jam 'N Turkey
Hilmar Monterey Jack, Cream Cheese, Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Apricot Pepper Jam, Milk Bread
Hilmar's 4 Cheese
Hilmar Vintage Cheddar, Mild Cheddar & Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Texas Toast
Bacon & Vintage
Hilmar Vintage Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Garlic Parmesan Butter, Sourdough Bread
PB&J and Bacon
Hilmar Mild Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, Milk Bread
Ham and Cheese
Hilmar Vintage Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Honey Ham, Honey Mustard, Wheat Bread
Tomato Pesto
Hilmar Mozzarella, Pesto, Tomato, Garlic Parmesan Butter, Sourdough Bread
Half Sandwich Combo
Your choice of half sandwich or flatbread with a cup of soup or side salad
Light & Tasty
Your choice of any side salad and a cup of soup
Served with bread & butter
Small $3.49
Large $4.99
House Salad
Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion
Small $3.49
Large $4.99
Caesar Salad
Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Creamy Caesar Dressing
Small $3.99
Large $7.49
Specialty Salads
Choose from the Daily Special Salads
Salad Sampler
Your choice of any three side salads
Mr. Meaty
Ranch Dressing, Hilmar Mozzarella, Sausage, Bourbon Bacon Bits, Grilled Chicken Breast
Marinara Sauce, Hilmar Mozzarella, Pepperoni
Marinara Sauce, Hilmar Mozzarella & Squeakers
Small $3.99, Large $5.99. Served with bread & butter
Hilmar's Famous Cheese Chowder
Chicken Tortilla
Daily Special Soup
Free self-guided and guided tours, free cheese samples; café, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, desserts and gluten free options. Peet's Coffees and Teas espresso bar, ice cream, gift shop and picnic area. Cheese, wine, gourmet food gifts. Fun, hands-on exhibits - dress like a cheesemaker, see the 'big cheese" and watch the "mooovie". Famous cheese chowder soup, cream cheese brownies and cheese pie - tastier than cheese cake. Banquet area with event catering for receptions, showers, family reunions, and parties. Visitor Center Open Mon.-Sat. 7 am-7 pm; Sunday 7 am-5 pm. Easy 4 miles off Hwy 99 in Turlock
$5 - $12
Dinner, Lunch
American, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

My husband and I both ordered the ham and cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll. I can't remember what they called it but it was really good. The cashier was very friendly and of course, I left with a variety of cheeses too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank catysonreviews
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We bragged to our Texas relatives about the Cheese Company but today, when we took them for lunch there, it was a little bit of a disappointment. As usual, the facility was delightful, but our dining experience didn’t go well. First, service was slow, although...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Stop and have a toasted cheese sandwich with soup followed with killer good ice cream. It’s a good day.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We took the grandkids here for the ice cream tour. It was really good. They had different stations for the kids to learn stuff about cows and cheese making. Then they got to shake and make ice cream. We also had lunch a nice lunch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Izoom3
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on the drive from San Fran to Yosemite. We had a turkey and apple sandwich and a bacon with avocado flatbread, both with cheese chowder, which I'd recommend, though my partner's was of a thicker and less pleasant consistency than mine. Took a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank stonerose5
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We frequently stop at Hilmar Cheese, it is the best cheese available locally. Made right there. The gift shop is interesting and many samples on display to delight your palate. Cute stuff too!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

I've been here a few times but don't think I've ever reviewed it. They have a good varitey of lunches to choose from. Many cheeses to pruchase, some from other cheese makers. My favorites are still their very own produced there.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank VickiG95340
Reviewed November 21, 2017

As the title says, what more could you ask for---than good food at a small cafe, cheese samples, attentive service, and a fun gift selection. Before we ate, our tour group even got an informative tour around part of the company's grounds.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Karen D
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Sadly on the day we visited, most of the exhibit was closed as it was undergoing maintenance work, and we couldn't go upstairs to see the giant cheese. The shop was nice and there were lots of samples to try, but it was a shame...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Hetty125
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

If you like cheese this is your kind of place for free samples of all kinds of cheeses! Also a nice presentation on milk and cheese production. The cafe in the visitor center has some fantastic offerings for lunch, and of course mostly with cheese....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Marlin M
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