Back on the road. We really picked a bad day to be trying to get anywhere along the coast. Highway 101 goes through several small towns and all of them were having their local 4th of July parades so traffic was at a standstill for miles and miles. We went through 3 or 4 parades at a snails pace while roasting on the hot bike.
Finally got to Tillamook! We had made a grand total of about 50 miles in 6 hours hah.
Tillamook is my favorite cheese! I refuse to eat that individually wrapped plastic crap they pass off as cheese in my sandwiches. I rediscovered it in my 20′s. My mom said when I was little I wouldn’t eat anything else, she would make fresh bread for us every week with tillamook. When she went back to college and called home 4 yr old me said dad was feeding us nasty sandwiches. LOL She was upset thinking hed let the food get moldy or something, no dad bought the cheaper Kraft stuff with store bought white bread. Gross!
Apparantly the factory is open 364 days, only closed on 4th of July. Doh! I guess this guy fixing the machines on the floor has a job like mine, have to work while everyone else is gone.
And these ladies wrapping the cheese loafs for aging
Cool old cheese making stuff on display
I cant even describe how good everything smells in there. They were doing icecream too, like a sweet smell of fresh waffle cones, icecreams and cheeses. MMmmmMMmmm…….
We had grilled cheese with pacific shrimp. The sandwiches from the factory are the most unbelievable ever. Thanks for the tip Joe! We were waiting a long time for lunch just for this.
We ended up going though the free samples line 3 or 4 times LOL. They had an awesome aged White chedar like would have been made at the turn of the last century, Wow! I’m sad that they dont sell that at home in NM
Funny shirt from the gift shop