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“You have always wondered what it is like have a farm. Now your team is managing Bob’s dairy. You get a call from a neighbor that there is a severe situation. You must quickly follow the emergency instructions to find the vaccines to save the cows! You only have 30 minutes!”

This is the storyline for Hilmar Cheese Company’s AgXscape Room, the first agriculture and dairy themed escape room in the U.S.

Escape rooms are a new entertainment activity where players use teamwork, communication, creative thinking, determination and a sense of urgency to find clues, decipher puzzles and solve activities to complete the challenge!

AgXscape is different. If you have done other escape rooms, the activities are different than others can offer. These are dairy farm challenges you won’t experience unless you hang out with a dairy farmer.

“People are becoming more interested in learning about where their food comes from,” explained Denise Skidmore, director of education and public relations for Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. “We wanted a fun way to immerse guests into some of the tasks and technology dairy families use to take care of their cows. Our room is not frightening and it is something that families and friends can do together.”

The room is designed for 2-6 players ages 9 and older, but even younger family members can contribute. Ages 14 and older can play in groups on their own making it a great activity for 4-H and FFA officer teams, youth groups, and leadership teams.

It is a 30 minute challenge and the fee is $15 per person or you can book a private event room for a discounted price of $60 for up to six people. Book online at

So, if you are looking for something fun, new and different for Father’s Day, try AgXscape!

About Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

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, whey ingredients and milk powders. 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, lactose products and milk powders. 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.