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Win a trip for 2 to the Grilled Cheese Invitational!
Tillamook Video Competition
April 1-14

Take your grilled cheese masterpiece all the way to the Grilled Cheese Invitational in L.A.!

Thousands of grilled cheese enthusiasts gather to express their love for the brilliant blend of bread, butter, and melted cheese at the nation’s greatest and gooiest cook-off, the Grilled Cheese Invitational! Flex your melt-making muscles by taking your grilled cheese recipe all the way to Los Angeles where you’ll fight for the toasty title of Grilled Cheese Invitational champion.

How to Enter:
Create a video showing us how to make your one-of-a-kind grilled cheese masterpiece (Need inspiration? Visit the Tillamook Kitchen!). Post your video to YouTube and email a link to the video to If you’re selected as the winner, you’ll have the opportunity to enter your sandwich in the Grilled Cheese Invitational!

A Few Requirements:
-Your video should be no longer than two minutes (Don’t worry about sharing every step of the process, like slicing and other prep work. Include steps such as assembly and cooking.)
– Your sandwich should use at least one type of Tillamook Cheese (duh!), but other cheeses are welcome too.
-Your videos should be appropriate (please wear pants and keep language kosher).
-Have fun and be creative! Show us that your grilled cheese is a standout sammich.
-To submit your video, email the following to your full name, daytime phone number, and the URL to your YouTube video.
Last day to submit videos is Thursday, April 14!

Please read the official rules before participating.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to sunny Los Angeles, California!  The trip includes two nights stay in a hotel, car service, meals, and cost of entry into the Grilled Cheese Invitational. Tillamook will also provide the ingredients for your sandwich at the invitational.

Bread, Butter, Cheese, Victory!


Lily Erlic

Wow, what a great idea to have a grilled cheese invitational. I would love to go. I hope to make a video!

All the best,

Lily Erlic

April 4th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Tillamook Team

Hope you enter, Lily! Looking forward to seeing your video!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 4th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Pamela Borgos

Love me Tillamook Cheese and it does taste great when you fry up a good ole cheese sandwich. Hmm Good.. Besides that I do use it for almost everything.

April 4th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Frances Benthin

I make and eat grilled Tillamook cheese sandwiches almost every day! However, I'm not a vidio maker--just a cook and eater, so I guess I'll have to pass this contest up.


April 4th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Javier Rodriguez

Hey this is cool, I just achieved grilled cheese nirvana last night with a crazy awesome creation (using only tillamook of course). I might have to enter this.

April 4th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Merry Graham

Can we add meat to that grilled cheese sandwich or do you only want cheese and veggies etc. Thanks!

April 4th, 2011 at 5:33 pm


Lovin your cheeses wife just bought some at Kroger Houston Texas. South Post Oak and
Bellfort a place to bring TILLAMOOK BABY LOAF.
Great to see your line of products being increased at Kroger,Y'all.

April 5th, 2011 at 3:58 am

Tillamook Team

Frances - the videos don't have to be of professional quality, so give it a try if you'd like :)

Javier - we'd love for you to enter the contest with your grilled cheese nirvana!! Please do!

Merry - yes, you can add whatever you'd like to the sandwich. It just has to include at least one type of Tillamook Cheese.

Richard - glad you found us in Houston! Enjoy :)

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 5th, 2011 at 7:28 am


Oh this is one contest I have to enter. Love Tillamook. By the way, is there any other cheeses? LOL

April 5th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

jane jakins

grilled cheese master of melting

April 6th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Tillamook Team

Then enter the contest, Dutch master! :)

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm


This sounds awesome! The only problem is I've called almost every store in Manhattan and can only find your cheddar. Do you know of any places up here that have any other types of your wonderful Tillamook cheese? I can't wait to make my video!

April 9th, 2011 at 11:33 am


Tara – just one question… to make my grilled cheespecial I need the Tillamook garlic cheese – and cannot find it ANYWHERE near me. How can I get some ( I am in Montana) and when is the deadline to enter the contest?

April 9th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Chef James

When do the entries have to be submitted?

April 10th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Tillamook Team

Chef James - we're accepting entries until the 14th (this Thursday)... hope you enter!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 11th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Tillamook Team

GCSocial - We received your video! I think the Tillamook Sharp Cheddar you used in your sandwich was a good choice :)

Janet - The deadline to enter the contest is this Thursday, April 14. It's a little tough for me to know which stores carry our specific products since we sell our products through distributors, but I think you're probably going to have a tough time finding our garlic cheddar in Montana. Do you have any Fred Meyer stores near you? They might carry this cheese in their deli section. I would call first to ask though. Is there any other way you could add garlic to the sandwich?

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 11th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Derrick mayo

OH BOY! I cant wait to make my video i have tons of Grilled Cheese recipes for real its my favorite thing to make! Im SUPER excited about this !!!!!!!!YAAAAAAAAAAAY

April 11th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

betty hunter

i love medium tillamook cheddar, it's the best. thanks for making it so yummy.

April 12th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Tillamook Team

You're welcome, Betty! Thanks for eating it :)

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 12th, 2011 at 4:11 pm


OMG there's a Tillamook garlic cheese? Why haven't I seen this before?! Thank-you, Janet of Montana! I will look for it now! ;~D

April 12th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Tillamook Team

We have two garlic cheeses, Renee! Garlic Chili Pepper Cheddar and Garlic White Cheddar:

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 13th, 2011 at 7:30 am


.... can i get in on this??
(im entering one of my favorites, turbo style!

April 13th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Lorraine McCullough

Tillamook is our favorite, I have a few good twist in Grilled cheese we use at home... will post soon

April 14th, 2011 at 5:52 am

Grace Piper

Darn. I only just saw this! And I produce cooking videos and I love your cheese. Grrr. How was I out of the loop?!
Will you have other contests?

April 14th, 2011 at 10:44 am

Tillamook Team

You have until midnight tonight to make a video, Grace! Do you follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( We talk about our contests there (and also on this blog, of course).

We will have more contests in the future, so stay tuned!

Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am

Tillamook Team

Dave - of course! You have until midnight tonight.

Lorraine - looking forward to your recipe!


April 14th, 2011 at 11:32 am
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