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PLEASE NOTE: The last day of operation at our Temporary Visitors Center will be Monday, June 18. We will be completely CLOSED to the public for one day only on Tuesday, June 19, while we make our final transition from the temporary visitors center to our brand new Tillamook Creamery, which will open on Wednesday, June 20. Thank you for your patience!

Spring is arriving in rainy Oregon, and our new Tillamook Creamery visitors center is springing up too! The wood paneling has been added to the outside of the building and we now have beautiful windows to let plenty of natural light in. We’ve just fitted a staircase leading up to our brand-new viewing deck where new generations of Tillamook fans will be able to watch Tillamook Cheese being made and packaged. Beams were installed and are supporting our completed roof, protecting the interior of the building from the wet coastal weather.

Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful construction crew, we are still on track to open the new facility this summer. We don’t yet have an exact grand opening date, but we’ll be sure to announce it as soon as we have a date confirmed. Stay tuned!

60 comments

Kenneth Potter

Please keep us posted on the progress of the building up to and including the re-opening. thanks

March 8th, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Claudia Jennings

We are so glad the new facility will be open this summer. We would really like to take our grandchildren there in the late summer, if it is completed! Hope so! We have been to your factory before in past years, and everyone in our family loved it!

March 10th, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Franko

My family is looking forward to visiting in June 2018.

March 11th, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Pat and John

We are planning on visiting the Tillamook area this summer and hope to visit your facility. Please keep us updated.
Thanks

March 13th, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Linda Knowle

Please let me know when your grand opening will be.

March 14th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Kenneth,

We will certainly continue to share construction updates and will communicate the opening date of our new Creamery building on our blog posts and website. Stay tuned!

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 14th, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Claudia,

We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer! We will announce the opening date as soon as we have it confirmed. Thanks for visiting our blog!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 14th, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Mike Jellesed

My wife and I brought our daughter to the factory when she was 3. She’s 9 now and we have a 6 year old son. As soon as we find out the grand opening date we are planning our vacation around bringing the kids there.

March 16th, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Tracy

Lookin' good Tillamook can't wait till it's finished. Coming down to Oregon this May and will stop by to buy ALL of the cheese curds! (Smiling right now)

March 17th, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Anthony & Jacqie Armstrong

Can't wait to see the new building. Plan on being back there for the fair and the following week. Need some cheese curds, having withdrawals...lol. Gotta love that TILLAMOOK CHEESE.

March 19th, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Sean

We enjoyed your temporary store last week, when we visited from Rogue River, Or. Looking forward to the new facility!

March 23rd, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Melinda Haas

Please let me know as soon as you know the date for your grand opening. I want to bring my grandson and father up for it. Thanks! We're excited!!!

March 27th, 2018 at 6:04 am

Claudia Smith

When is your opening date. We plan to visit in June!

March 27th, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Laurence Wiig

Hello, Sierra of the Tillamook Team,

I wrote an email to your Media Team two days ago and am hoping to meet you when my wife and I are in Tillamook tomorrow. We live in Hillsboro and don't make it to your town too often.

At a minimum, we hope to be able to buy an ice cream cone or two and maybe to look at your new Visitor Center from the outside. At a maximum, I hope to show you the kids' picture book that I have written and ask you some clarifying questions about it. The working title is "Halo, the Ice Cream Factory Dog."

Anyhow, we are spending today in Astoria. Tomorrow we will drive down Highway101 to the Cheese Factory, get our ice cream cones, see if I can find anybody on duty to answer my questions, and then head back home.

Maybe there is a Tillamook Chamber of Commerce in Tillamook with a staffer who is knowledgeable about the dairy, cows, cheese, and ice cream industry. Do you have any suggestions? I will be checking my email, or please text me at 5038046835.

Hoping to hear from you. Thank you so much.

Laurence Wiig

March 28th, 2018 at 11:01 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Mike,

We look forward to seeing you this summer! We'll keep you posted on our re-opening date. Thanks for visiting our blog!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:27 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Tracy,

We'll save some curds for ya! See you in May!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:28 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Anthony and Jacqie,

There's nothing more fun than the Tillamook County Fair! Be sure to snag an ice cream cone while you're there too.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:29 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Sean,

We're glad you had a fun time at our temporary building! The new one will be even more fun and interesting, so be sure to visit us.

Thanks for being a Tillamook fan!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:32 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Melinda,

We'll send out an email update when we have the official opening date- feel free to subscribe to Tillamook emails here: https://www.tillamook.com/subscribe.html

Or, just keep checking back on our website. We'll share the opening date as soon as it is confirmed!

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:37 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Claudia,

We don't have an opening date confirmed yet, but stay tuned!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:39 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Laurence,

Thank you for stopping by our blog! As I'm sure you can imagine, we receive quite a few media requests for in-person meetings and unfortunately we sometimes need more time to schedule these meetings. We're sorry for the delay and hope that Chandra was able to answer all of your questions yesterday. Certainly let us know if you have any other questions!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

March 30th, 2018 at 9:45 am

Jen

Are ther any cheeses that are only available at the factory?

March 31st, 2018 at 8:18 pm

Robin Knight

Would love to know when the new building is ready.
My family hasn't been to TCF for over 20 years and it's on our list of places to go this summer.

Thank you.

April 2nd, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Kym Beier

Looking forward to Tillamook grand opening! It's a must to our every coast visit. Being ahome-grown Oregonian stationed elsewhere, years ago, it was the best day ever to find Tillamook brand in store. Of course great tasting cheddar and ice cream is why we bragged to our friends. See ya soon!

April 2nd, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Bev D.

We will be in the area in the middle of April. Will we be able visit the factory? I was so looking forward to your grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.
Please tell me I will not be disappointed.

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:16 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Jen,

You can purchase all of our cheeses, including our specialty cheeses, at our Visitors Center in Tillamook. Cape Meares is a new cheddar recipe we recently developed which you can only purchase at the Creamery in Tillamook at this time. Other tough to find flavors that are available in our retail area include Garlic Chili Pepper Cheddar, Hot Habanero Jack, and Colby. You can find descriptions of all of these cheeses on our website:

https://www.tillamook.com/products/cheese.html

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 5th, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Robin,

We'll certainly keep our fans updated on the progress of construction!

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 5th, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Kymn,

Woohoo! We can't wait to see you this summer!

Best wishes,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 5th, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Bev,

Our main facility is under construction at the moment, but you can still grab a sandwich and soup at our temporary building! You can find more details on what to expect at our temporary facility on our website: https://www.tillamook.com/temp-visitors-center.html

Sincerely,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 5th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

steve gribble

I have been visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory for over 50 years. Great memories when I was a kid and every since. Want to bring our grandkids there and continue the tradition . Looking forward to the new building it looks great.

April 6th, 2018 at 10:16 am

Nabil and his impatient kids

We just can't wait (the kids speaking). we need a virtual reality tour while waitng ;-)

Please keep doing what you do and don't change unless to improve something.

Nabil

April 6th, 2018 at 11:32 am

Christina

My daughter Erika (8 years old) can not WAIT for you guys to reopen. We have since had a new addition to the family, Patrick (1) and she tells him all about it ALL the time!!! Looking forward to a trip this summer!!!!

April 10th, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Thanks Steve! We're excited to share the new Creamery building with many more generations of your family. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 12th, 2018 at 11:29 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Nabil (and kiddos)- we hope we see you for some ice cream and cheese samples this summer!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 12th, 2018 at 11:31 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Christina,

Cuuuuute! It's so fun to hear how excited everyone is to check out the new Creamery building! It sounds like Erika could be one of our tour guides:) Tell her we've got plenty of ice cream waiting for her and Patrick!

See you this summer,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 12th, 2018 at 11:52 am

Jeanette

Hi Sierra,
It’s been fun keeping up with what’s going on there. We are looking forward to coming back down. Besides eating ourselves silly on ice cream I need to get another T-shirt. I’ve been wearing my original yellow and blue Tillamook one. EVERYONE comments on it “that’s the BEST ice cream “
Hope to see you soon.
Jeanette

April 12th, 2018 at 11:57 am

Laura Sheldon

My parents took us several times as a child we took all our children when they were small. Now it's time to take my grandchildren. Hurry with the grand opening, I'm not getting any younger and I can't wait to take another generation.😜

April 12th, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Rose Bidney

My youngest son is 16 and he absolutely LOVES the factory. Looking forward to trying to get down there opening day.

April 13th, 2018 at 9:27 am

Les Boudreaux

First visited in 1976 and in 1977 took our 2 and 4 year old for their first visit and hope to take the grandkids at the end of June if the new building is completed. Keep us posted.

Thanks,
Les & Barbara Boudreaux
Corvallis, OR

April 14th, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Jeanette,

Thanks for wearing our colors and representing us! We have a ton of fun new t-shirt designs and delicious new ice cream flavors. We'll see you this summer!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 16th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Laura,

We're just as impatient and excited as you are! Only a few more months left now.....

Thanks for being a Tillamook family!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 16th, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Rose,

We can't wait to see you and your family for some ice cream, cheese samples, and plenty of fun!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 16th, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Les,

We'll update this page and all of our other Visitors Center posts as soon as we have a confirmed opening date. Right now we are tentatively hoping to have the new building ready in early July, but it all depends on the weather. Thanks for checking in with us!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 16th, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Bente Lunde Teigen

Hello
We are visiting from Norway, Europe (7 people) June 29th. I do hope you are open. Me and my husbond has been here several times, but for the first time we will visit with grandchildren and nieses. We cant wait to stop at your place.
Hope you are ready so we can see your new greate fabric. :)

April 20th, 2018 at 6:18 am

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Bente,

Thanks for visiting our blog! We're not yet sure when our new Creamery building will be ready, but we'll keep you posted! Keep checking back in for updates.

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

April 20th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Stephen

Would we be able to buy cheese or other Tillamook goodies in May? Wife and I are coming down from Victoria Canada as we have our cheese orders from friends and family. I know I can get cheese in stores but there was a flavour that we bought at the factory that I don’t see in stores. It’s the hot habanero.

April 24th, 2018 at 9:43 pm

Jamie Ray

WOW we are planning a trip in June and hope the new Creamery will be open, if not the temp sounds like a wonderful experience as well!!

April 26th, 2018 at 6:09 am

Mary

We are planning a trip to the new visitors center in mid July. Hope it will be open by then.

April 30th, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Stephen,

Good question! You can purchase all of our products at our gift shop in Tillamook, including Hot Habanero Jack.

Have a safe trip!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 9th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Jamie,

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 9th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Mary,

We're hoping to have our new building complete by early July, but we'll keep you posted! Feel free to check back on our website for any updates.

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 9th, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Gina Wilkerson

Will the new visitors center be open on or by June 11th?

May 18th, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Thomas

Please post as soon as you can. My sister in-law wants to come down and visit us for her high school graduation. We want to bring her over to the factory for a day. She LOVES cows. And this will be perfect. The more notice the better. 😊

Thank you
Thomas Bemmett

May 20th, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Thomas Bennett

I guess all I had to do was actually read some of the replies to comments and questions. I'm sorry. 😂😂

Thank you
Thomas Bennett

May 20th, 2018 at 4:01 pm

Kiana Galloway

Hi!
My name is Kiana and my husband and I want to visit the first week of June 2018. Is the facility open to tourists?
Thank you,
Kiana Galloway

May 20th, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Gina,

Unfortunately, our new Creamery building likely won't be ready by June 11th. We're expecting to be fully approved and ready for opening in late June or early July. We'll update our blog posts and website information as soon as all inspections are complete and we have a confirmed opening date.

Thanks,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 21st, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Thomas,

We expect to complete inspections and have a confirmed opening date within the next week or two! Stay tuned!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 21st, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Kiana,

Thanks for visiting our blog! As you can see in the post above, we are currently under construction. Unfortunately our new building won't be complete by the first week of June, but you can certainly come visit our temporary facility! Because it is not attached to the factory you cannot see cheese being made or packaged, but we do have an interactive display demonstrating the production cycle of milk and what it's really like to be a dairy farmer. We also have dining options and the usual free cheese samples, ice cream counter, and retail area. You can see more details on our website:

https://www.tillamook.com/cheese-factory/new-visitors-center-updates.html

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 21st, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Donald Hart

Used to live in Garibaldi and moved away in 1993. We plan to visit the first part of August 2018. The cheese factory is a must see when we come to the coast. We buy Tillamook cheese at Sam's Club here in Missouri and if anyone I know is going to visit Oregon I always tell them they have to go to the cheese factory. We are looking forward to our visit.

May 22nd, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Sierra

Tillamook Team

Hi Donald,

Thanks for recommending us to your friends! Our new Creamery building will be complete by the time you visit us in August and we hope you love the new facility as much as the old one. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

All the best,

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

May 24th, 2018 at 9:21 am
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