A Tillamook Cheese Factory tour is often part of an Oregon Coast Summer vacation stop...or at least is for us anyway Tillamook Cheese Factory visitors center has been under construction for about a year now but will be opening....

June 20th 2018 yipee...here's the press release from Tillamook

The new Creamery comes after a year and a half of construction on the Oregon Coast, after they closed their doors to the old facility last March. The new visiting center was designed by the award-winning Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig and looks to be quite the upgrade from the old center.

  • 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!

The new 38,500-square-foot facility will be nearly 50 percent bigger than the old one, designed to accommodate 1.3 million annual visitors. For the time being, at least until June 18, the temporary visitor facility will remain open. It’s worth noting all facilities will be closed to the public on June 19, as they transition from their temporary facility to the new Creamery building.