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Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center

9001 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324-8320
+1 209-656-1196
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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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9001 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324-8320
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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!

Thank T2984HQjaneg
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.

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.

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

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

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, with an array of food choices! So much to choose from in the form of sandwiches, soups and salads! Leave room for desert, they have that too! We were there for lunch and I will definitely come back! Good service! We were a...More

Thank Madalena C
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

We went expecting to get a tour of the factory, but could only watch a certain area of the factory from behind glass. This is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. It has a great kids learning area, you can take a guided...More

Thank MichelleManteca_CA
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This was our first visit although we have been up that Highway many times. It is a big place and has a plethora of things to buy and eat. It was our second stop at a cheese factory. We bought some for the road. I...More

Thank georgia92845
Reviewed May 12, 2017

It was the cleanest, friendliest. We had lunch and it was like a very upscale restaurant It was so nice.

Thank lbrockney
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $12
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
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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Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9001 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324-8320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hilmar
  • Phone Number: +1 209-656-1196
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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
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