Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hilmar Cheese Company

Hilmar Cheese Company is located in (surprise!) Hilmar, CA. As part of our trip to San Francisco before heading off to China, we spent a few days visiting the Gold Country, the area of the California Gold Rush.

Hilmar is the world's largest single-site cheese and whey manufacturing facility. They make colby, jack and cheddar, most of it for private branding. There is an area where you can see some of the production and they also have a short video describing the cheese making process. We found the video quite interesting.

Afterwards, of course, we sampled our way through the gift shop. If you ever get to Hilmar's, be sure to try the Squeakers.

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