Right down the road the other direction from the big Cheese Factory is the much smaller Blue Heron French Cheese Company. We found it to be a great place for lunch. We had wonderful lunches there two days in a row—grilled turkey/brie/cranberry sauce sandwiches, salmon chowder, shrimp bisque, delectable salads. Mmm-mm-mm. Outside the shop/restaurant beautiful chickens wander about the grounds.
If you find yourself driving along the Oregon Coast this summer, Tillamook is a good stop. The Tillamook Cheese Factory (watch them make cheese and indulge in the ice cream), The Blue Heron French Cheese Company and the Latimer Textile and Quilt Center are within a couple miles of each other, right along Hwy. 101.
Have a double scoop of pecan praline crunch and cookie dough on a waffle cone for me!