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Visitor Center

Tour, taste, shop, eat and special events.
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Visitor Center Schedule
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Mon-Fri: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Closed Major Holidays

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Plan your Visit

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Learn how cheese is made and explore interactive, hands-on exhibits about cows, dairies and cheesemaking. Watch Daisy’s MOOvie. See employees package the “big cheese” – 640-pound crates of cheese.

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Enjoy signature grilled cheeses, sandwiches, salads, our famous “cheese chowder” and other savory soups. Delicious cream cheese brownies and cheese pies. We serve Peet’s Coffee & Tea, along with premium ice cream.

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Our beautiful banquet facility features earth tone accents, artistic décor and recessed lighting. Exceptional service, an extensive menu selection and elegant presentation complements each event.


See the Big Cheese

A fun stop with the largest dairy mural just a few miles off of Highway 99 near Turlock, California.
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Gift Shop

The only place where you can buy Hilmar cheese. Everything needed for the perfect charcuterie, including the board. Variety of local gourmet foods, wine and beer. Stop by kid’s corner filled with stuffed animals, books and souvenirs. Something for everyone.

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Shop Online

Our hand packed gift boxes are filled with our Hilmar cheeses and other local gourmet foods. Ready to ship only during the months of November-February.

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Summer Ice Cream Making

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July Photos with Daisy and Celebrate Ice Cream!

August Photos with Daisy and Celebrate Back-To-School!

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AgXscape Fall Special

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Daisy Football Photos September 25th 2 pm to 4 pm

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Saturday and School Holidays Ice Cream Making Activity and Tour

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Contact Us

Want to know more? Give us a call at 209.656.1196 or send us an e-mail.