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“The Cheese Factory Sandwich Shop”

Oakdale Cheese & Specialties
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Oakdale
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Every time we go through Oakdale, on the way to the Bay area from Yosemite, we have to stop to feed the goats and llama and chickens and of course get a grilled cheese sandwich. This last time we had delicious tomato soup with our sandwiches. The outside picnic tables are next to the little lake with giant koi and a weeping willow for shade. Its just a fun little place to see how cheese is made, taste samples and let the kids run around. It is just south of town on the highway and open most of the time. It is a family run business which always makes me feel better than spending money on a fast food megachain.

1  Thank Marliroo
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

Was driving North to Sacramento and drove by the Oakdale Cheese Factory and decided to turn around and go back and see what was there. It was a Friday and they weren't making cheese that day but did have a video. They have lots of different cheeses and meats to choose from and Gouda is their specialty. They had a bunch of samples too. While there on the adjacent property there were ducks, a llama, and other animals. The kids would love it.

2  Thank Debbie A
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Oakdale Cheese & Specialties is located on Route 120 in Oakdale, California, about 30 miles southeast of Stockton. It's open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM (5 PM in winter) except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. Signage is poor, so it's easy to miss if you're traveling fast along the highway. The place includes the cheese-making facility where you can take a free self-guided tour, a small cramped gift shop, and lovely grounds including a large koi pond, picnic tables, dog run, and a barnyard with kid-friendly animals. Free parking is available in an on-site lot. Family owned and operated, it's kind of laid-back and lacking in polish, so you need to put aside high expectations on service. But it's definitely worth a stop if you love cheese. I give it three and one-half stars.

The gift shop features their signature handcrafted gouda in many different flavors as well as other cheeses, a bread and dessert bakery, and a selection of kitchen goods and gourmet packaged foods. You can also have a grilled gouda cheese sandwich with coffee or a beverage from the refrigerator case, chips, or cookies. It's very Plain Jane, but serves as a decent light lunch or snack that you can enjoy while sitting on a shaded picnic bench by the pond.

Thank roadmaid
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

In Oakdale for a night, and saw this on Yelp and since we are cheese lovers, popped in! They have nice picnic grounds with pond, ducks, animals to feed, and a little cheese shop with samples. We bought the Quark Sun-dried Tomato spread- yummy! We looked for the grilled cheese sandwiches but didn’t see it advertised inside and didn’t ask. We went to the nearby Grocery outlet for some crackers for our new spread. Nice place to stop and relax a bit in a busy little town.

Thank fotogirl
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Almost passed it by but made a quick turn to investigate and glad we did. Family-run business with samples of most products.
Please stop to buy some gouda. Must also try the quark from their original Dutch recipe.

Thank Kevin G
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