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My absolute favorite part of our new website is the Tillamook Kitchen. It’s filled with amazing recipes – truly unique sandwiches and more – from chefs at three of our Tillamook-loving partner restaurants: The AMERICAN Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Bunk Bar, and the Grilled Cheese Truck. These chefs were cooking with Tillamook before we even met them!

I have to admit, I’m not much of a cook… but I do love trying new food! The best part about these recipes is that they’re not overly-complicated, but they’re still unique and creative. They’re definitely not your mom’s PB&J (please don’t tell your mom I said that!).

The Tillamook Kitchen even has video recipes to coach you along. They feature our partner chefs preparing their tasty masterpieces while they divulge some of their helpful chef secrets. These videos are inspiring – they make me feel like even I can melt some sandwich magic. I seriously can’t wait to try them all.

We want you to try them, too! During the next two weeks, we’re holding a “Make, Review, Win Tillamook!” contest. All you have to do is make one of these delicious recipes, write a review on our website, and you could win a free Tillamook Baby Loaf Love gift box!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Between February 14 – February 25, visit the Tillamook Kitchen on our new website.

2. Browse our new recipes and pick any one of them that you’d like to try.

3. Gather ingredients and start cooking!

4. Eat what you whipped up (best part).

5. Review – An area to write a review for the recipe you made is located at the bottom of each recipe page.

6. At 5 p.m. on Friday, February 25, come back to the Loaf Life Blog to see if you’ve won and find out how to claim your prize.

All entries must be received before noon on Friday, February 25. You can review as many different recipes as you’d like!

Each person who writes a recipe review will be automatically entered into a random drawing to receive a free Tillamook Baby Loaf Love gift box! We’ll select 10 winners total and announce them on the Loaf Life Blog on Friday, February 25, before 5pm. Tune in on this date to see if you’ve won and to find out how to get your free Baby Loaf Love gift box!

Contest Official Rules



Girls my wife of 58 years makes the best pamento cheese ,on a sandwich . She taked a 8 oz.

block of Tillamook shap sheddar and adds a small jar pomentoes that are chopped a little salt

and your ready to go to town.

Hey girls thats an idea a 8 oz. pack of cheese and a small jar of pomentoes. For the working class that would be great!

February 15th, 2011 at 6:57 am

Leo Romo

The Wakey Bacon Melt is utterly delicious,easy to make, and especially with Tillimook Cheese makes it even better. A great hit with friends and family.

Thank You!!!!

February 15th, 2011 at 8:52 am

Deborah Weise

On a cold rainy day, chili or a toasted cheese sandwitch made with Tillamook

cheese is just the best! Yum, Yum.

February 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am

Holly Woodcock

Tillamook cheese is the ultimate cheese. EVER. I use it in everything from sprinkling it on my chili, my famous shepherds pie, tacos, hamburgers, and my Italian dishes like lasagna and shrimp and pasta. From Mozzarella to Colby Jack.... it's the best!!

The everyday Mac & Cheese is to die for. It is definitely a comfort food -- But then, aren't most dishes made with Tillamook cheese?

February 15th, 2011 at 11:18 am


That sandwich looked huge and it was. It fed four. Maybe I didn't use the same size bun. The melted cheese just made it perfect. Adds so much. That's what Tillamook does adds a punch with very little. A good bang for your dollar, very wise use of your $. Nutrional wise this recipe can't be beat! Thank you!

February 15th, 2011 at 12:27 pm


Love the Farmer's Breakfast sandwich. When I made it the second time, I switched the chives with Ortega Diced Chilis, still used the Tillamook salted butter and used the Tillamook Colby Jack cheese instead. WOW, The Colby Jack cheese really brought out the flavor of the Chili's. Thanks for the Recipe. Great Sandwich.
Tillamook, its all GOOD!

February 15th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

michelle owens

My family loves your cheddar cheese. We put it in everything!!!!! Yummy !!!!! Yummy !!!!

February 15th, 2011 at 12:40 pm


I like to make a faux grilled cheese with bacon sandwich. I start by making couple of strips of bacon in the microwave, whille toasting two slices of sourdough bread. Then I butter the toast, add two slices of Tillamook cheddar cheese and the bacon between the slices. Micrwave 1 to 2 minutes untill Cheese is melted and you are ready to go. Really Yummy

February 15th, 2011 at 1:08 pm


My kids love a flour tortilla grilled with Tillemook Sharp Cheddar slices, bacon, and some green Tabasco- SO GOOD! You can make it super fast and easy by using Hormel real bacon bits instead of grilling some bacon- mmmmmmmm!~

February 15th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Jennie Schultz

Such amazing ways to cook with cheese!

February 15th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

jennifer arnold

It's hard to find Tillamook cheese in Texas. When I finally found it at our local grocery store it was like a dream come true. Does this reply really have to come from one of these receipes. In this house Tillamook is just eaten as a snack until supper is ready. For instance, my husband and daughter loves to break out with the cutting board slice up some Tillamook and an onion. They combine those two together and what a wonderful combination.
While making tator tot casserole Tillamook is always added in the meal and melted on top. You've got to try it. Tillamook is the bomb.(dot) com on tacos and baked potatoes. You name we cook with only the best Tillamook. Oh yes, and don't forget. Tillamook cheese, summer sausage on a cracker at super bowl party, it was a hit and so delish!!

February 15th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks for all your kind words about Tillamook! Just a reminder - writing a review enters you into the contest (not commenting on the blog). Just want to clarify!


-Tara of the Tillamook Team

February 16th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Monica Roldan

I recently tried Tillamook’s Habanero cheese. At first, I was a little skeptical and reluctant to buy it. I assumed that it was going to be too hot to handle! To my surprise, not only was it not hot but its taste left me wanting for more! I was born in Mexico City and I am familiarized with spicy food. I definitely recommend this variety of Tillamook cheese to all of those out there who love to try new things. I enjoyed it in quesadillas, chiles rellenos (my favorite); in fondue just to name a few.

Recientemente probé el queso con Habanero de Tillamook. Al principio estaba titubeante y dudosa de comprarlo. Asumí que iba a estar más picoso de lo que podría aguantar. Qué gran sorpresa fue saber que no estaba muy picoso sino que me dejo queriendo comprar más! Yo soy oriunda del Distrito Federal y estoy familiarizada con la comida picante. Asi que definitivamente recomiendo mesta variedad de queso Tillamook para todos aquellos que les gusta probar cosas nuevas.

February 16th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Deb Brunisholz

We buy a 5lb loaf at Costco 2~1/2lb is just to small :D
We take a cheese slicer,slice a hunk off, place on top of 4 triscut crackers and toast them in under the broiler!! Oh,,,, that is Heaven

February 18th, 2011 at 11:05 am

Kaylie Miille

I made the "Roast Dip Sandwich" ...AMAZING! I also tried it with tillamook swiss cheese and subtracted the horseradish sauce and made aju dip. delicous. Im excited to try some more recipes. anything made with tillamook is good in my book. Thanks for the new recipes. :)

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Jennifer williamson

I made the Farmer's Breakfast sandwich using the White Extra Sharp Cheddar, Oh boy was this the best we ever had. It melts in your mouth and such a comfort food absolutely amazing.... Also, this week we tried chibatta bread toasted, with olive oil instead of butter, black forest ham, Tillamook medium Cheddar cheese, onion, and tomatoes. Utterly Delicious. anything from Tillamook is YUMMY. However, PLEASE get Tillamook Ice Cream in Arizona.....WE have had a long story with Tillamook. My son, who by the way is 22 today 2/25. Has had a financial difficulty so, each week we send a care package to him and each week the care package contains Tillamook cheese. He absolutly LOVES it. He lives in Michigan and loves the grilled cheese and tomatoes soup!!!!

February 25th, 2011 at 7:30 am

jana gramaglia

The Piglet Sandwich was SUPERB!! Not only a hit with my husband and I but our daughter loved it too :) We made this yesterday for lunch and it was a super easy recipe and allowed my 4 year old to assist with the preparations and cooking too :) Thanks Tillamook it was delicious and so are you! We give it 5 stars!!

February 25th, 2011 at 8:51 am

Tillamook Team

Just want to remind everyone again that, in order to qualify for the contest, your review must be posted on the actual recipe on (not here on this blog post, although we appreciate your comments here, too!). Thanks!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

February 25th, 2011 at 8:53 am


just for funsies! *haha*
Here are some things I do: Grilled cheese using Tillamook cheddar, any cream cheese, and any honey turkey or honey ham. SOOO good! Also, sprinkle in a bit of shredded cheddar when tomato soup is almost completely done. melty cheese floating around is GOOD! I agree about the cheese/crackers/summer sausage medley. That's a 3rd generation family tradition for me, several times a year. Right now, I'm following the Atkins diet, and I have been making a LOT of Denver omelets, using lots of Tillamook cheddar too. To me, "cheese" means Tillamook cheddar, unless I specify another flavor that Tillamook has. LOL

February 25th, 2011 at 9:55 am


Tillamook cheese grilled is a classic in out house. easy and tasty!

February 25th, 2011 at 10:18 am

Adrianne Brommer

I would love to try making Black & White, the Mocha, and of course Dark Chocolate!!! I consider it a well rounded choice of Vanilla, Chocolate & Coffee!!

February 23rd, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks for sharing, Adrianne! Although the contest is over, you can still review the recipes in the Tillamook Kitchen! Just find your favorite recipe and click on the number of stars. It's that easy! :) Thanks again!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

February 24th, 2012 at 10:06 am
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