We saw all kinds of machines in all kinds of rooms and heard all about the process but did not see any cheese until we saw them loading it onto the trucks! They supply the cheese for Kraft and it is a huge operation. It is also virtually all automated. There is no contact with the cheese until the end. We really enjoyed the tour and having, Ken, the plants chief engineer, as our guide. Turns out that he used to live in Vegas, Mt. Charleston actually, in Kyle Canyon on Rainbow and we know exactly where that is. It's a small world.
You get to see the lovely outfits we had to wear but I was not allowed to take any pics inside:( A couple of fun facts: they process 100 two-tanked trucks of milk a day. Milk cows are not cheese cows. Milk cows are the black and white we all know and cheese cows are reddish brown and produce a much fattier milk. You get about 1 pound of cheese for every gallon of milk. A cow is milked 3 times a day for about 14 gallons a day!
|sorry about pic quality but maybe fuzzy is better;) in this case|
|this bridge crosses the Snake River leading into Twin Falls|
|the haze you see in these pics is smoke from the wild fires|
|in the spring all this rock surface is all the rock surface is covered in flowing water|
|it is still very pretty....maybe someday we will be back here in the spring!|