We decided to try and beat the crowds at Tillamook Creamery by going first thing in the morning and having our dairy for breakfast!
Brandy and Justin told us about Tillamook Creamery – we hadn’t heard of it before. But as we drove into Oregon and stopped at a grocery store we saw it everywhere – butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and our favorite: sour cream! Once we get back into a part of the US that doesn’t sell Tillamook sour cream life just won’t be the same. It is the thickest and tastiest sour cream!
We all ordered a few dishes and split them for breakfast.
After our fun cheesy breakfast, we walked up to the self guided tour of Tillamook.
Towards the end of the self-guided tour there is a cheese tasting station:
And of course the tour ends at the huge Tillamook gift shop!
I picked up a postcard to send to my aunt Barb and Uncle Dean in Texas. I happened to talk to them on the phone before we went to Tillamook and my Uncle Dean was telling me all about the town and how much they loved it. He said the local high school’s mascot is the Cheesemaker! Cute!
I noticed the gift shop sold some local Jacobsen salt – we drove past the Jacobsen Salt Company along the highway the day before. I love these little gift sets of salt:
Now that our breakfast of pizza, cheese fries and cheese curds had settled, it was time for lunch: Tillamook ice cream!
Look how busy Tillamook Creamery is now that lunch time is here! It was a chilly day (do summer days in Oregon ever really get hot?) and the outside was still packed!
I decided to try a flight of ice cream. I was thinking it would be three little scoops of ice cream. I of course went with the triple chocolate: chocolate peanut butter ice cream, mudslide ice cream and udderly chocolate ice cream.
I was NOT expecting the flight to be three HUGE scoops of ice cream!!! I couldn’t even begin to finish it so Chris, Brandy and Justin helped me after they finished their scoops.