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Oakdale Cheese & Specialties

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Address: 10040 State Highway 120, Oakdale, CA 95361-8718
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+1 209-848-3139
09:00 - 18:00
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Awesome place for a picnic!

Who doesn't love a great smoked Gouda? Had plans in Oakdale for the weekend so we thought we would check this place out. The grounds are beautiful and the cheese is fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shingle Springs, California
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Shingle Springs, California
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who doesn't love a great smoked Gouda? Had plans in Oakdale for the weekend so we thought we would check this place out. The grounds are beautiful and the cheese is fantastic. They have samplers available for the cheeses and whey too. If you forget picnic utensils - so worries, they have individual packs for sale. We purchase cheese for... More 

Thank NORA K
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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291 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's all about small town farm charm and really good cheese. The Grill serves three things; grilled cheese sandwich, grilled cheese ham sandwich, and tomato soup with Gouda cheese, and they are all awesome! You can watch the cheese being made, though it was dormant when I was there. Cute lawn with an animal farm, free ducks, and a couple... More 

Thank Nupester
Oakland, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A beautiful bit of Holland in the middle of California… oh, and cheese. Really. Tasty. Cheese. This place has been making some award-winning wheels for generations. They do cheddars, goudas, goat milks, and have rooms full of it. With picnic tables around the grounds, you can grab some tasty treats and hang out to enjoy the day. Large koi fill... More 

Thank Jamielyn O
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very nice stop for lunch!! Where you can eat outside enjoying a beautiful picnic area with a pond and shade trees. Also a nice place for children to feed the Koi and also a pen full of friendly, hungry goats. We had such a nice relaxing time enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich made on homebaked bread and a bottle of... More 

Thank seagal63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Grounds are lovely and very nice. Bring quarters to get food for ducks/fish and friendly funny goats. Sample different nibbles of flavored gouda...yum! Buy cheese and enjoy at shady picnic table by pond.

Thank Jenny S
Oakdale, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The cheese is made the old fashion way. Gouda cheese is the best. You can also take your kids outside: they have fish pond, animals that you can feed and picnic tables on their lovely outdoor area.

Thank Anna T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I wanted a relaxing drive ... came to Oakdale Cheese Store. Very impressed of the surroundings. There's the pond with fishes to feed .... animals to pet ... llamas, goats ... chickens ... and even a Cat ... named Brie. We loved it. Then ...in the store ... you can view .. from a tape how cheeses... More 

Thank My M
South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have stopped here twice when we have been in CA. Neither time were they making cheese, so we did not see that. We sampled most of their Gouda cheeses and decided on the Smoked Gouda. We took home two+ pounds both times and enjoy the cheese. There are picnic tables, a koi pond, some animals, etc. A nice spot... More 

Thank Calhu
Oakdale, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Oakdale Cheese is the premier maker of Gouda cheese in and around the area. Their cheeses are super delicious, but I highly recommend the smoked Gouda, which is second to none!!! The squeekers, which literally squeak when you eat them, are a fun, tasty snack for the wee ones too! There is also a real nice park area outside where... More 

Thank MikeJr209
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Grounds were pretty and there were things to do for kiddos. Feeding the fish or the goats is always fun. Great picnic areas for everyone to enjoy. It was neat to see them wax the cheese and how it ages. The cheese was very tasty but wasn't impressed with the grilled cheese sandwich.

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