After running a dairy farm in Tillamook, Oregon for twenty-five years, sun-starved Jeff and Andrea Adams moved to the beautiful Walla Walla Valley in 2005. While the two stayed busy, with Jeff as a dairy heifer feedlot manager and Andrea as a veterinarian, they still missed cheese culture (and all of the terrible puns that accompanied it), and sensed a void in a booming industry-with all of this wine, shouldn’t there be more cheese to pair it with?
In 2014 they gave up all hope of a quiet, early retirement and joined the Umapine Creamery, eventually branching out into the Walla Walla Cheese Company. These days, they divide their time between work, cheesemaking, running a small farm of horses, heifers, chickens, cats, and their official greeting dog, Nixie, and bossing around their two kids, Brennan and Kalie.
Will have a tour of their small production facility that is completely accessible. We will then have lunch here. They have excellent toasted cheese and tomato basil soup if you would like, or we can find another location for lunch. They have a great gift store, you can shop in. We will have a cooler if you decide take home some of their delicious cheese. Lunch runs between $5.00 and $10.00. Find out more about the operations here.
See and smell the lavender growing on their 15 acre farm. They are planting additional varieties every year. Experience the colors, the aromas, the butterflies, and the beauty of lavender in hues of purple, blue, pink, white with plenty of grass and stunning sunsets. Whether as a souvenir or a gift, you'll find plenty of lavender here. Lavender bundles, lavender buds, oils, soaps, wreaths, live plants, and more. Find out more here.
Their alpaca Meet & Greet is the perfect introduction to alpacas. In this 1 hour event you’ll get to meet the members of their alpaca family in an up-close and personal way. Delight in their gentle humming sounds and silly antics. Take in their beautiful soulful eyes and their shaggy, soft fleece! Hand feed their favorite afternoon snack and experience their fuzzy lips tickle your palms. They will educate you on Alpaca’s, and how they harvest their fleece and what they make with it. $30 total. Find out more here.