Hilmar Cheese Company continues the Cheese Gift Box Tradition


Hilmar Cheese Company continues the Cheese Gift Box Tradition


Thirty-five years ago in the fall of 1985, Hilmar Cheese Company pressed their first 40 lb. blocks of cheddar. Everyone was excited and proud to have cheese made in Hilmar. As Christmas approached, the community asked the owners if they were going to offer consumer size cheese for sale and the Hilmar Cheese Company holiday gift box was started.


“Although things are different this year with the visitor center only open for curbside, we wanted to continue the tradition with five cheese gift box options” explained Gabriel Perez, visitor center manager for Hilmar Cheese Company. “We offer curbside pickup and will bring the boxes out to your vehicle and we also offer shipping through our website to make it easy for you.”


Hilmar Cheese Company offers gift boxes in a variety of sizes and prices from $24.95-$56.95. If a custom box or basket is desired, the Visitor Center staff is happy to create a custom gift.


Cheese gift boxes are also great for corporate gifts. Discounts are available to customers who want to purchase any variety of gift boxes of 50 or more.


“All cheeses in our boxes come in one pound blocks or six ounce wedges,” explained Perez. “Our gift boxes are securely and thoughtfully hand-packaged in the Visitor Center and if you are shipping, they will also be placed in a protective sleeve. We want Hilmar Cheese gift boxes to be a beautiful presentation of the Central Valley.”


The Visitor Center is only open for contactless curbside service. Customers can call the number on the door when they arrive or place their order in advance and an employee will bring out each order. The Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center is located at 9001 Lander Ave. in Hilmar, CA and open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.


Also, the company suggests customers order early for holiday cheese pies. Pumpkin cheese pie orders for Thanksgiving are due Friday, November 20 and Turtle Cheese pie orders for Christmas are due Friday, December 18.


Even though the Visitor Center is closed on the inside to the public, holiday and logo merchandise, gourmet foods and cheeses, catering trays, cheese pies and more are available for purchase through curbside service. Shop online at hilmarcheese.com/shopping or place orders over the phone by calling 209.656.1196 or e-mail hccorder@hilmarcheese.com.


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Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. improves lives around the world by being a leading producer of wholesome dairy products that contribute to the success of all stakeholders. Founded in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company and its division, Hilmar Ingredients, serve customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert high-quality milk received from local independent dairy farms into a variety of nutritious cheese and whey ingredients. The company specializes in the production of cheddar and American-style cheeses utilized by private label and national brand companies worldwide. Its Hilmar Ingredients division manufactures and markets globally a wide range of whey protein and lactose products. Committed to continuous improvement, innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company strives to make products that benefit all involved from our customers to our suppliers to our employees and communities. Together, we deliver the promise of dairy.