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Lorie Davis, the Tillamook Cheese July Fan of the Month

In honor of National Ice Cream Month, we selected a true Tillamook Ice Cream lover to be our July Fan of the Month. We first “met” Lorie when she left a comment on a blog post about our Ice Cream Photo Contest:

“Boy! Would I ever like to send you a picture of this 69 year old grandma diving into a gigantic, heaping bowl of my favorite ice cream in the world: Tillamook Mudslide! If only I could figure out some way to get a massive carton of it sent down her to Austin, Texas! I have to wait 6 months until my semi-annual trip to Portland, at which time I eat several!”

Thanks for being our July Fan of the Month, Lorie! Hope you eat lots of Tillamook Mudslide on your next trip to Portland!

Q: How long have you been eating Tillamook dairy products? When did your “Loaf Love” for Tillamook begin?
A: I’ve eaten and liked Tillamook Cheese for decades. But my love affair began when I toured your Cheese Factory, and had a super-sized cone of Tillamook Ice Cream right there in your gift shop. OHHHHHH! I cannot describe the bliss! The most glorious flavor of ice cream that had ever caressed my tongue!

Q: What’s your favorite Tillamook product?
A: Without question, Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream! I can’t get enough, and eat it obsessively when it is available! I live in Texas now, and lament bitterly that I can’t get your wonderful ice cream down here!

Q: What’s your favorite Tillamook Ice Cream flavor?
A: As stated above, I adore and crave Tillamook Mudslide: Super chocolaty ice cream with thin layers of chocolate shell (the kind that melts on your tongue) strewn all through and between. (For some, it might be a chocolate overload — but “overload” and “chocolate” have never co-existed in my comprehension. More! More!).

I confess that during my bi-annual trips to Portland, I always buy a couple of cartons of Mudslide and eat them all gone! I have been known to share, but my kids and grandkids have to race me to the freezer. I can take down a carton in a day – little bowls smuggled off to my room so nobody will actually see what a glutton I am. It’s just too voluptuous to resist! (I don’t do this with any other ice cream, by the way. And, of course, I repent at leisure later.)

Q: What are you doing when you’re not eating Tillamook products? What are your hobbies?
A: I write novels! I have four published novels in the Iron Rose series under the name of Lorie H. Nicholes. I have sleep-over dates with my 12 grandchildren, when we do all sorts of fun things together. I’m an artist, love to sew and design clothing, furniture, and homey things. I tell stories in costume to any group who wants me, in highly dramatic fashion (photo of this below:  My Fairy Godmother persona). I enjoy carpentry, silver jewelry casting, and inventing stuff. Twice a month I teach Career Workshops for job-seekers at the LDS Employment Center. And I read 4 hours a day (most delightfully if I am also delicately licking spoonfuls of Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream!). You can tell I’m retired, right?

Q: Anything else you want to share about your love for Tillamook?
A: You do make great cheese! I love the Mozzarella and Sharp Cheddar especially. Grilled cheese sandwiches on homemade whole wheat! Yum!

One of Lorie’s hobbies: dramatic storytelling in costume


Arianne Thompson

That's the most elaborate description of an ice cream-eating experience I've ever heard. I had better try this stuff!

July 14th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Cheryl Skousen

Lorie--You look great!! You dazzle us all with your enthusiasm and all that you are doing! Never a dull moment. This makes me want to rush out and get some Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream. Keep up the good work. We love and miss you. Cheryl (and Rick)

July 16th, 2011 at 6:58 am

Joanne Seal

Ah, Lorie, You do get around. This is a great blog and I do agree, Tillamook cheese is the best and we do get it in some stores in Utah. I can't say about the ice cream, I don't eat ice cream but what I love is their Old Fashioned Beef Jerky. The one that doesn't have the msg in it, just sugar, salt and some flavorings. Which reminds me...must order some more.

July 16th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Tillamook Team

Looks like Lorie has her own fan club! :)

Joanne - Just FYI, we don't make beef jerky. You might be confusing us with Tillamook Country Smoker, which is a different brand. We make delicious dairy products - cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, sour cream, and ice cream!

Thanks to you all for reading our blog!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

July 18th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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