Loleta Cheese Factory

Find out about our award winning cheeses, visit our shop and stay for a picnic in the garden.

Visitors are always welcome! Watch cheese making through tall windows, sample the many different kinds of cheese, then browse through the cheese factory store where you can also find many other locally produced food items as well as some of Humboldt's own varietal wines. Stay for a picnic in our gardens.

How Do We Make It? While visiting the Loleta Cheese Factory, our great staff will walk you through the entire process. Get a first hand education from our knowledgeable staff or the cheesemaking expert himself, Bob Laffranchi. 

The Loleta Cheese Factory, home of award-winning natural quality cheese, began in 1982 when Bob Laffranchi started making cheese. The factory's name comes from the small, picturesque town where it is located, Loleta. This family-run business produces great tasting, premium, all-natural, four types of organic and all are GMO-Free cheeses, 38 varieties in all, more than two million pounds annually, from cows milk.

Visit our shop

Or shop online:
You can now purchase Loleta Cheese and a variety of specialty foods online. The extensive corporate site will act as a secure storefront and educational forum for consumers as well as a comprehensive publication of news and trends for industry professionals.
Directions:  Take Loleta exit off Hwy 101, about 12 miles south of Eureka. Loleta Cheese factory is just minutes off the Highway in downtown Loleta.


Loleta Cheese Factory
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252 Loleta Dr.
Loleta, CA  95551
Fax: 707-733-1872

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  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily -- Watch cheese being made and sample cheeses.
  • Loleta Cheese Factory produces over 38 flavors of cheese. Four Organic - all GMO - free
  • Shop sells cheese and locally produced food items as well as some of Humboldt's own varietal wines
  • Picnic in our lovingly cared for garden.