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Tillamook is home to some of the most delicious food around—and we don’t just mean cheese! Fruit from our Pacific Northwest is known for its full flavor, size and natural sweetness unparalleled in the country. That’s why we put it in our yogurt. It’s one way we #GoNatural.

So what exactly makes the local berries that go into our Light and Lowfat Yogurt so special? The Pacific Northwest is blessed with climate that produces extraordinary fruit. Our warm summer days and cool, crisp nights coupled with abundant rainfall makes for fertile soils to grow a variety of delicious fruit, including strawberries, marionberries and raspberries. Here’s how some of summer’s best make it into our yogurt:

Strawberries – June and July
Our strawberries are grown right in Oregon and their tastiness is amplified by our cool spring and warm summer months. The berries stay on the vine and ripen slowly, allowing the natural sugars to increase before they’re harvested and added to our Light Oregon Strawberry Yogurt.

Bing Cherries – June and July
Our Bing Cherries are found up and down the banks of the Columbia River, blanketing the orchards of the Willamette Valley. Their dark red color and sweet flavor are precisely what make our Light Dark Cherry Yogurt so irresistible.

Raspberries – June to August
Nearby Willamette Valley is the place our raspberries call home. The unique climate here allows the taste and sweetness of the berries to mature slowly and fully. We use Meeker Raspberries in our Light Raspberry Yogurt, which are known for their radiant red color and powerful taste.

Marionberries – July to August
Our marionberries are ubiquitous and can be spotted throughout Oregon. In fact, the marionberry is the only blackberry native to the West Coast. Their bold, sweet and earthy flavor has earned them a place in our Light Marionberry Yogurt as well as the nickname “The Cabernet of Blackberries.”

Visit us in the Tillamook Yogurt Yum Factory and mix up some yogurt for yourself!

What’s your favorite yogurt fruit flavor? Let us know using #GoNatural

11 comments

Janet King

I just recently tried the Tillamook Yogurt and it was very yummy but, the sugar content is way too high!!
I am a huge Tillamook fan, I only buy Tillamook cheese, sour cream and butter. Thank you for your great products.

June 19th, 2013 at 10:12 am

Joan Humphries

Being a native of Portland, I know all the good things that come from the beautiful state of Oregon. I was not aware of your Tillamook Yogurt so will look for it in the market now. The raspberry flavor sounds great. I remember Many years ago, when I was still in grade school, we would go out to the berry farms east of Portland (in Gresham) and pick the raspberries (also strawberries).
It's been a Long time since I visited where it all happens in Tillamook. I'm sure it has changed. Hopefully, I can make another visit some day soon.

Joan Humphries

June 19th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Lottie Brewer

Yummy~Fruit TILLAMOOK Yogurt! My FAVORITE FOOD ON PLANET EARTH FOR REALS~YOGURT O' SO YUMMY & GOOD!!! LOVE IT!

June 20th, 2013 at 11:55 am

Lottie Brewer

YUMMY YOGURT BEST STUFF ON PLANET EARTH~TILLAMOOK FRUIT YOGURT!

June 20th, 2013 at 11:57 am

Shirley Mitchum

'Ive never had the yougurt from tillamook I tried it at the sunset magazine event in june and I love it I mix it with some fresh berries from the farmers market and blend it with my smoothies I make protein smothies for my weight loss program and it works it tastes great I've lost 22 pounds since I started the program.

June 23rd, 2013 at 10:56 am

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Janet,

Thanks for your comment! I'll be sure to share your feedback with our product development team. You might be interested in trying our Light Yogurts, which have quite a bit less sugar than our Low Fat Yogurt. Thanks again for being a fan!

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

June 27th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Joan,

Thanks for sharing your story! Fresh Oregon berries are so tasty, especially in yogurt! Have you seen our Where to Buy tool? It might help you find our yogurt in your area. I hope you can visit us at the Tillamook Cheese Factory again soon!

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Lottie,

Thanks for being such a big fan of our yogurt! What's your favorite flavor?

Best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Shirley,

Thanks for stopping by to visit us at the Sunset Celebration! I'm so happy to hear you love our yogurt! What's your favorite smoothie recipe?

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

June 27th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Ronda White

My mother asked me to write to The Tillamook Company and comment on the marionberry yogurt. So here it is but the story begins sometime ago. In February of 2013 my mother had a heart attack, surgery and then complications that would eventually take her life. During this time she began trying your yogurt because she was having difficulty with appetite and digestion. She had developed congestive heart failure due to the complications and was in constant pain and discomfort. Your yogurt became one of her daily staples. One day a short time before her death she asked if I would do something for her. I replied yes. She asked that I write to your company and tell you how good it was. She passed away April 10th and even months later as I'm writing this it is heartbreaking to me. I'm fulfilling my promise to write this testimonial and as I sit here eating my marionberry yogurt it occurs to me that it has also become a comfort food for me. I really appreciate the quality of this product and know that in my mothers last days she still found some enjoyment and comfort in eating your product.

September 15th, 2013 at 11:32 am

Callie

Tillamook Team

Hi Ronda,

I’m am so sorry to hear of your loss. While losing a loved one is never easy, stories and memories like the one you’ve shared help keep their spirits alive. I’m so humbled to hear that Tillamook Marionberry Yogurt was a comfort to your mother during her illness. I hope the taste of Marionberry Yogurt will continue to comfort you. Thank you for sharing your Tillamook story with us here.

Sincerely,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

September 25th, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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