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We know you’re familiar with Loafy and that cheery orange medium cheddar cheese packaging, but Loafy wasn’t always so dressed up. Tillamook Cheese loafs have come a long way from their paraffin dip shells and wooden crates to the airtight “shrink bags” they come in now. Here’s a look at our Tillamook packaging roots from the archives…


Here is a 2# baby loaf and other cheese sizes from our early days ready to ship in a wooden crate.

February 11th, 1935 is the first date that the name “Baby Loaf” was used.

Check out these fancy boxes! There were a variety of cartons the paraffin dipped Baby Loaf was sold in.

In 1966, Baby Loaf gets its first Morning Star Ship seal.

In the mid 1980’s the shrink bag replaced the paraffin wax dip on the Baby Loaf and other products.

Here’s Baby Loaf with other 1 lb packages in the 1990’s.

In 2003 all types of Tillamook Cheese packaging got a new look reminiscent of the old style “Tillamook on the rind.”

Happy 100th Anniversary! Tillamook Cheese turned 100 in 2009 with some celebratory packaging.

In 2010 Baby Loaf began wearing its “Word’s Best Medium Cheddar” title proudly.

Now who knows what’s next for our tasty Baby Loaf!

Now who knows what’s next for our Baby Loaf!

Frank Swiger

A couple weeks ago I stopped by and got the squeaky cheese. I almost ate the whole bag by myself.

November 29th, 2011 at 10:50 pm


Tillamook Team

Well I think you probably deserve the chance to eat a whole bag of Squeaky Cheese yourself, Frank! I'm so glad you were able to pick some up. And thanks for visiting the Cheese Factory!

- Jala of the Tillamook Team

November 30th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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