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Loleta Cheese - Straight

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is one of three retail rooms in the Loleta Cheese Factory. There is another cheese room and a large room with jams, jellies, relishes, and cooking oils from the region. There are regional wines. Breads and crackers. Outside are gardens where you can have a picnic on what you find here.

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love cheese, very appealing photo Stephen :)

8 Nov 2008 10:46am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this point of view…

8 Nov 2008 11:12am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice cheese shop,I just have to think of the monty python sketch

8 Nov 2008 12:48pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

i like the trophy - little league sponsors? this photo is full of interest. hope you had a picnic.

8 Nov 2008 3:45pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool shop, i love cheese

8 Nov 2008 3:58pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

This is wonderful ... and reminds me of our visit to the Tillamook Creamery in Oregon!
Decisions, decisions, decisions.......!!!

8 Nov 2008 6:33pm

@Judy: This is so much lower key than Tillamook. Both make excellent cheese - but Loleta is owned by a single family with their own cows. The papa will walk you through the tour himself. I doubt that you will ever find a tour bus parked here...

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Camping out in their carpark for two weeks or so would be my idea of a perfect holiday...Do you get paid for advertising the place ?? Delicious shot. ;>))

8 Nov 2008 6:36pm

@Jeff: Your vacation plans sound good to me. These are fine folks and I'm happy to give them a free plug here. If they did ever hire me - they could pay me in cheese. I'm finishing the last of my pepper-jack from my last trip up there. The good news is that I'm going to be up there again this coming week - and I definitely will be taking a cooler so I can load-up with more!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A good selection of products there Stephen, I love cheese, but cheese dosen't love me, as I have high cholesterol :-0

A nice angled shot of the chiller, mmmmm... I'm just looking at those cubes in the foreground.

9 Nov 2008 12:32am

@Observing: Hey, Mike - I'm proud of you for taking care of your health and not reaching for a toothpick - all of those lidded bowls in front of the case have samples - and there's another case that size in the next room. The good news is that it's all 10,000 km away! I don't have a cholesterol issue but I'm definitely overweight. I'm approaching my sixtieth year and had to do something - so I took a gamble on myself and purchased a bicycle. It had been more than thirty years.

I'm loving the bike time but need to figure out a good camera to carry on board. Maybe a Canon G10?

Anyway - I always enjoy hearing from you. Take care of yourself and walk in joyous light...

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great angle, I love cheese :)

9 Nov 2008 8:59am

@yz: I'm happy to appease your 'inner mouse'.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Thanks for your response, Steve ... I like the sounds of Loleta's being a small, family-owned outfit. I'd support it too, if I was in the area! .......... Keep pedaling!

9 Nov 2008 1:14pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

mmh ... yammie, cheese! ,)
but i miss some really good cheese like french or swiss ones ... ,) e.g. camembert, brie, appenzeller and a lot more ... smile ,)

10 Nov 2008 6:42pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

haha -- so it really IS about the cheese! ;) fantastic shot here -- maybe when we meet up you will have some of this wonderful cheese i can try after hearing / learning so much about its history!! :D

11 Nov 2008 5:44am