Blue Heron French Cheese Company
A quarter million people per year visit Tillamook County’s second-most-popular attraction, Blue Heron French Cheese Company (2001 Blue Heron Dr., 503/842-8282, www.blueheronoregon.com, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily Labor Day–mid-June, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily summer, free), located a mile south of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Housed in a large white barn, Blue Heron is famous for its Brie-style cheese, though it’s not produced on-site.
In addition to cheeses and other gourmet foods, the shop sells gift baskets; over 90 varieties of Oregon wines are available in the wine-tasting room. A deli serves lunches of homemade soups and salads. For kids, there’s a petting farm with the usual barnyard suspects.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel