After Logan’s nap we went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. I haven’t been in about 15 years, I think. And they recently remodeled it. It looked really nice! We checked out stuff but it was pretty crazy. I mean the crowds and lines were pretty insane.
And unfortunately, the cheese factory wasn’t doing anything. Maybe they were on a break? But there wasn’t anything to see. So we bought some Tillamook cheese curds and a small loaf of smoked gouda and left.
Instead, we went to The Blue Heron French Cheese Company.
I loved the Blue Heron. It was a much better experience than Tillamook Cheese Factory. Less busy AND they had a petting zoo! I posted some videos on Instagram of Logan feeding the animals!
Skip the Cheese Factory and go to Blue Heron. They have a TON of cheese, wine tasting, a gift shop, ice cream shop and petting zoo. So much fun!
We got a serving of the Black Cherry ice cream and the three of us shared it outside.
We came home with a jar of puttanesca sauce, a spicy red jalapeno mustard, some smoked gouda and smoked brie. Michael’s mom bought some peppercorn brie, too.
We came home and then prepped dinner stuff. Michael’s mom brought filet mignon that Michael grilled up and it was delicious–like butter!
I baked a loaf of delicious multigrain bread. And I also made this recipe: Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Tomatoes and Onions. The swiss chard and onion was from our “Imperfect Produce” box and the tomatoes were from our garden. It turned out great! I was happy with it.
We also had the peppercorn brie with dinner–SO GOOD! I definitely ate too much bread and brie. The steak was perfect. The swiss chard was great.
On Sunday we packed up and made a stop at the Cape Meares Lighthouse before heading home. It was a really pretty view.
You could go up into the lighthouse and do a tour but since we had Bella we skipped it. We took some photos and then made the drive back to Portland.
Logan slept the whole way home! It was a great trip!