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PLEASE NOTE: Café hours at our Temporary Visitors Center will become limited during the transition to the new Tillamook Creamery

  • –    June 4 – June 11: Café will be open for lunch only from 11am to 2pm
  • –    June 12 – June 18: NO café or dining service available
  •       –    The ice cream counter and cheese sampling will still be available during regular hours through June 18
  • –    Tues. June 19 We will be completely CLOSED to the public, while we make our final transition to our brand new Tillamook Creamery
  • –    Wed. June 20: Grand Opening of the new Tillamook Creamery!

 

After a year and a half of construction to rebuild a new visitor experience in Tillamook, we are excited to announce the grand opening date! Beginning on June 20, 2018, our brand-new Tillamook Creamery will open to the public and be ready for a new era of visits from our fans. We’re thrilled to be able to share this new facility with all of our supporters, and we hope you all will love it as much we do.

The new Creamery is an opportunity for us to showcase Tillamook as a world-class dairy brand and help share our story as a farmer-owned co-op that has been operating for more than 100 years. Designed by the award-winning Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig, some of the more significant features of the new Tillamook Creamery will include:

  • –    A larger dining area with more indoor seating and a spacious outdoor covered patio for visitors to enjoy year-round.
  • –    A new menu, showcasing Tillamook products and other high quality, wholesome real food ingredients, including wood fire pizzas, Tillamook’s favorite grilled cheese sandwiches and much more. The new menu will also feature wine and beer from the Pacific Northwest.
  • –    An expanded Tillamook Ice Cream counter, available for indoor and seasonal outdoor service.
  • –    A new coffee and yogurt bar where visitors can purchase coffee and espresso drinks and customize their favorite Tillamook Yogurt with a variety of toppings.
  • –    A large retail space featuring Tillamook products and high-quality gifts and souvenirs available for purchase all in one, easy-to-shop area.
  • –    An enhanced viewing experience of Tillamook’s cheese production and packaging operations with better acoustics and exhibit signage, as well as a small theater space where visitors can view short videos about how Tillamook products are made.
  • –    An in-depth farm exhibit where visitors can learn about cows, dairy technology and life on the farm.
  • –    More samples than ever before!

Our temporary visitor facility will remain open through June 18, so if you’re in the area feel free to stop by for a cone and some free cheese samples! Please note that all facilities will be completely closed to the public on June 19, as we transition from our temporary facility to our new Creamery building.

Over the past 60+ years, we have all made unforgettable memories with visitors that we will always treasure. We are very excited to welcome our fans into our new home and for the memories we know it will provide for generations to come. Thanks for your patience during the construction and transition. Please continue to check our website for more updates as we near the grand opening, and let us know below if you have any questions!

Questions about hours, food options, or our products? Visit our FAQs!

58 comments

Phyllis Anderson

Tillamook is my home town and I am so excited about this new building and adventures for my town. I graduated in 1957 and now live in Forest Grove so I visit Tillamook often. I have family and roots in Tillamook. So happy about this new addition and upgrades for our wonderful Tillamook Cheese and products.

May 26th, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Terra Linkletter

Can't wait to bring the kids and enjoy the factory again!

May 28th, 2018 at 9:48 am

Janet Koolhaas

So thrilled that we just got Tillamook Cheese in our local ATLANTA area grocery store!! Now we don’t have to bring it home in our luggage after our trips to The west coast! Yay!

May 29th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Joanna

Will there be any special events the day it opens?

May 29th, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Christian Dehaze

Looking forward to visiting your new visitor center, but will probably wait until September or October of 2018. I have noticed from past visits, it may be more pleasurable, after the summer crowds have past. Best wishes with your new visitor center, see you in the fall.

May 29th, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Sandy bokor

You didn't meention WHERE your new facility will be located

May 29th, 2018 at 8:03 pm

Jackie

Do you or will you be making sugar free flavors???

May 29th, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Patricia Manson

I see there will be a Grand Opening on June 20th. What time does this event begin?

May 30th, 2018 at 7:14 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Thanks for the support Phyllis! We are so excited to show our new building to all of our wonderful fans!

May 31st, 2018 at 7:57 am

Billy Gregory

love the cheese tell me more

May 31st, 2018 at 8:14 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

We can't wait to see you Terra! Hope you all love the new Creamery!

May 31st, 2018 at 8:31 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Janet,

We are so thrilled to be able to provide you with Tillamook Cheese locally! We're hoping to get more Tillamook products into your local stores, so be sure to let your store manager know if there's a particular product/flavor you're interested in. Please feel free to use our product request template, which you can fill in, print out, and hand directly to a store manager: https://www.tillamook.com/where-to-buy/request-products.html

Thanks for taking the time to visit our blog!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 8:50 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Joanna,

Good question! At the moment, there are no special events planned for June 20th. We're anticipating quite a few visitors and we want to focus on making sure everyone has a great experience. That said, for anyone who does come see us on opening day, we greatly appreciate your patience! We're lucky to have so many excited fans and we look forward to seeing everyone in Tillamook.

Thanks for reaching out!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 8:53 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Christian,

Summer is definitely our busy season and it can get crowded- we get more than a million visitors annually and the vast majority of those fans stop by during the summer. No one can resist a cold cone on a hot day! We're excited to share our new facility with everyone and we'll see you in a few months!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 8:58 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Sandy,

Our new Creamery building is located in the exact same spot as the old one. We knocked down our old building and rebuilt the new one in its place, attached to the factory so you can see cheese being made and packaged. The address is 4165 Highway 101 North, Tillamook, Oregon 97141.

Hope you can stop by for a visit!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 9:03 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Jackie,

We don't make any sugar-free ice creams at this time, but we do have a sugar-free option at our ice cream counter in Tillamook (as well as a sorbet for our non-dairy fans!). The sugar-free option at the ice cream counter right now is Caramel Praline.

Thanks for asking!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 9:05 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Patricia,

We will be operating during normal summer hours on June 20th- 8am to 8pm. We are open every day of the year except for Christmas and Thanksgiving (including all other major holidays!) and we have summer hours from June 20th through Labor Day.

We hope to see you there!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 9:08 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Billy,

Stop by and see the cheese magic for yourself! Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations team with any specific questions: https://www.tillamook.com/contact.html

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 9:12 am

June Garrison

We are traveling in a motorhome and towing car. Is there ample parking for us?

May 31st, 2018 at 11:52 am

Leslie

Our annual family vacation is that week and yes, our vacation location is Tillamook! See you at 8:00 on the 20th!

We can’t wait!

May 31st, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi June,

We have RV parking available! It does tend to get crowded during the summer and on weekends, so if you have a large vehicle we'd recommend getting there early to ensure there's still parking spots for your vehicle.

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Leslie,

We look forward to seeing you! Safe travels!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Sylvia Hatcher

I'm so hoping we can make ANOTHER trip west to see the new center! I so enjoyed the old one on ALL the trips when we visited before. Having moved from Fla to southern Indiana we're a bit closer now. LOL I Have been thrilled to see more Tillamook Cheese items in my local store(s) here also.

May 31st, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Sylvia,

We hope you can visit us again soon too! We've been working really hard to start expanding our distribution, so it's awesome to hear you're noticing more Tillamook products in your area. I'll tell the team here at Tillamook to keep up the good work!

Thanks for reaching out,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 31st, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Steve óQuinn

I can't wait to see what the new facility looks like. I haven't been to Tillamook for a few years so I guess it's time for a visit. Tillamook cheese and yogurt are the absolute best.

May 31st, 2018 at 10:48 pm

Shelly

Excited for the opening! However, also disappointed that it looks like the new aesthetic is "major airport" rather than "farmer-owned co-op dairy with 100 years of history". How will the new visitor's center honor and interpret the unique cultural and geographical heritage of Tillamook?

May 31st, 2018 at 11:37 pm

Andrew Rodriguez

We are planning our vacation around our visit to the new creamery for the grand opening. My 9 year old cannot get enough of the grilled cheese sandwiches we make at home with your product. We’re excited to try the ice cream bar and wine and beer area. We’ll be visiting all the way from Lake Stevens WA. See you soon!

June 1st, 2018 at 11:37 pm

nick

Hi Sierra,

Is there electrical vehicle chargers at the facility (existing or new with remodel)? Thanks!

June 3rd, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Thanks Steve! We hope you can stop by for a visit soon.

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 4th, 2018 at 8:34 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Shelly,

We do our best to demonstrate what the new facility looks like with renderings, but photos will never really do it justice! A large portion of our Creamery is dedicated to telling the farmer story, with plenty of infographics about Tillamook and our history. The dining area has large, beautiful windows that let in plenty of natural light so that you can see the surrounding land while you enjoy a meal or coffee. It's tough to explain, but we hope you can stop by and see our new Creamery for yourself to get the full impact.

Sincerely,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 4th, 2018 at 8:40 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for visiting us! We hope your family has a wonderful time. Safe travels!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 4th, 2018 at 8:43 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Nick,

Great question! We don't currently have electric vehicle charging stations at our temporary facility and we won't have any when our new Creamery opens, but that is something we're working on! We're hoping to have those ready and installed sometime in the fall.

Thanks for asking!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 4th, 2018 at 9:30 am

Angela Heffner

I'm so excited to be coming home right around the date of the grand opening.
I've been going to the cheese factory since I was a baby and can remember when you would look behind the 'shields' and see the employees stirring the cheese by hand... no fancy machines back then!
I just wish Tillamook cheese could be purchased here in PA!!

June 10th, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Angie

We are planning a trip to the Oregon Coast for this next week. We have been aware of this remodel and feared we would not be able to visit the factory!! I looked at your website today, and see that your grand opening is on the day we plan to pass through!! We are pretty excited!

June 11th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Angela,

We're always working on expanding our distribution! Feel free to use our Where to Buy tool (https://www.tillamook.com/where-to-buy.html) to see if any stores in your area are carrying our cheese.

Thanks for commenting on our blog!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 11th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Angie,

What a lucky coincidence! We're excited to show you the new building! Just be aware that it will likely be pretty crowded on opening day, so you may want to allow yourself extra time to look at all the new exhibits and try out the new menu. Have fun!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 13th, 2018 at 9:32 am

Kelly

Please tell me you will still have fried cheese curds!!!

June 17th, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Kelly,

You bet we will! Served with sriracha ranch dipping sauce. Hope you stop by for a snack soon!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 18th, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Anne

Will we be able to watch the workers in action? If so, what days and time? Last time I visited, most workers have gone home and the machines are already shut down. I'd love to show my nephews how cheese and ice creams are made!

June 18th, 2018 at 10:23 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Anne,

Good question! Our cheese production and packaging lines run all day Monday-Friday and until 3pm on weekends. Unfortunately, our ice cream is made in a different part of the facility and isn't visible to the public.

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 19th, 2018 at 10:51 am

Dave

I haven't been to the factory in 30 years (since my band camp days in junior high, ugh).

I'll be bringing the whole family up to Oregon next week to escape the Phoenix heat, and a trip to Tillamook is one of the activities we are most excited about. Excellent timing for us on the re-opening!

Can't wait to see my beautiful Oregon coast again.

June 20th, 2018 at 7:21 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Dave,

We hope your family loves the new Creamery! It looks like we'll be having beautiful weather in Tillamook so hopefully it will be a refreshing vacation. Safe travels!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 20th, 2018 at 8:17 am

Mary Ann

So excited to be coming to see the new creamery. In a few weeks

June 23rd, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Mary Ann,

We hope you have fun!

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

June 26th, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Aaron

We were there today and loved it!!! Ice cream was delicious! Long lines but they moved fast. Great and friendly staff. Glad we went!!

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:55 pm

James Nolan

Is the creamery mobility Accesibile?

July 3rd, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Jennifer

Are you still selling your ice cream buckets? If so where would you find them after the recent remodel?

July 4th, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Aaron,

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to let us know so we can pass the positive feedback along to our Creamery team. We hope you can come back and visit again soon!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

July 6th, 2018 at 9:27 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi James,

Good question- yes, it is!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

July 6th, 2018 at 9:27 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for stopping by our blog. No, we are not selling the 3 gallon ice cream buckets at our Creamery anymore.

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

July 6th, 2018 at 9:30 am

Ginny

Are Sundays in August a high volume visitor day?
Yup, that’s when we’ll be there!
Tucson to Astoria by way of Tillamook...makes sense because I’m a Tillamook cheese lover!

July 11th, 2018 at 10:04 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Ginny,

Yes, weekends are always pretty busy for us, especially during the summer! If you'd like to avoid the crowds, we suggest visiting us close to opening or closing. Lunch hour is always the busiest time.

We hope you enjoy the new Creamery!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

July 13th, 2018 at 8:23 am

Muriel

What the heck!!!! My neighbor raved about ur ice cream and says u r the only one he knows of that still sell half gallons. Well I went and bought two containers which I do say is very good ice cream but when reading the containers see the amount is 1.75 which when I went to school did not equal 1 half gallon. When was the amount in a half gallon changed?? I must say I do love the ice cream I bought but wonder why u have to follow along with others and cut the amount back??? So many items today have been cut on the public so companies can get more $$$$’s out of us. Maybe u have coupons u could send me.

July 20th, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Muriel,

We've been using the 1.75qt containers for about 10 years now. Many other companies use 1.5qt containers, but we use 1.75qt so you can get a little extra. I'll certainly let the team here at Tillamook know that you prefer that we add a few extra ounces so it's a half gallon container. Thanks for sharing your input.

Sincerely,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

July 30th, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Thom

I’m towing a large 5th wheel trailer, is there parking for me @ your facility??
Thank you in advance.

August 25th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Thom,

Thanks for visiting our blog. Yes, we do have parking for large vehicles in our regular lot as well as in our overflow lot.

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

September 7th, 2018 at 10:10 am

Carol Windrow

My husband David & I (from Washington State) took a quick vacation trip to OR in early September (2018) & toured the new facility!!! ❤️ We loved it!!! I hav visited in years past & always love stopping in! Some of my favorite things: awesome viewing above the packaging factory, hands on explanation of processing cheese & other products, Complete history of Tillamook farm & the souvenir & ice cream shoppe !!! Thank You for having us! Carol

November 6th, 2018 at 7:45 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Thank you for stopping by our Creamery, Carol! Stories like yours are why we chose to rebuild:) We're so glad to hear that you had a fun visit and hope you come back again soon!

Best wishes,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

November 26th, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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