IMPORTANT: Always call the business before going to take the factory tour. We try and keep our data s up-to-date as possible but you should always check first.
10040 State Hwy. 120,
Oakdale, CA 95361
Latitude: 37.776264 Longitude: -120.812084
Cheesemaking has been in Walter?s family for 4 generations. So, it came natural to follow his ancestors footsteps when he bought his first cheese vat in 1983. It was in Escalon, hidden in an almond orchard, where the family remodeled an old dairy barn and produced their native Gouda cheese, Quark and Yogurt for the first 12 years. Sales were done on Certified Farmers Markets, by Mail Order and through a small room in their garage with refrigerator, where people could just walk in and leave their money on the counter top. Talking about honesty and trust!
With a leaking roof, bad floors and a lot of maintenance, they very happily moved to Oakdale in 1995, with a big bag of money loaned from the local Delta National bank in Manteca. It's here the Bulk?s really started living their American Dream, by building and developing a brand new location for their home, their cheesemaking and (hopefully!) their future customers.
School groups and other folks interested in this old trade being done the old fashioned way have visited and watched the cheesemaking since we opened in 1995 in Oakdale.
For 10 people or more Oakdale Cheese would like you to make reservations. You will be guided by a person who tells you a few cheesemaking secrets and tricks.
For groups with children we ask a $.50 fee per child. They will get a bag of quarters from the company in order for all of them to have the chance to feed the animals. It?s usually the highlight of their day.
CALL: (209) 848 3139 for more information.