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We are slowly but surely recovering from cheese coma after this weekend’s festivities at The Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI)! Here are a few highlights from this delicious event:

– Loafy had a dance-off with one of the members of MarchFourth Marching Band.

Technically, there weren’t any dance judges, but I think Loafy totally brought the best moves.


– Tillamook sampled free cheese and served over 20,000 free grilled cheese samples.

Loaf Love Tour Brand Ambassador Jenn


– We ran a Twitter contest and six different people won a year’s supply of Tillamook Cheese!

– Over 200 competitors tried their hand at making delicious grilled cheese sandwiches (and many of them used Tillamook Cheese!)

The winners!


Cameron McClean won the coveted Tillamook Trophy for his Barkin Farker Grilled Cheese Sandwich (sourdough bread, orange-zest butter, New Belgium braised short ribs, Tillamook Cheddar, fontina, and bacon jam-YUM!).

Cameron and his family


– Heidi Gibson, prior GCI champion from The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, was sharing her grilled cheese knowledge through on-stage cooking demos.

– Liam and Kelly from our very own Loaf Love Tour won an award for their “Apple ‘n Cheddar Nothing Better” dessert grilled cheese made with Granny Smith, Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and cinnamon bread. Make their recipe at home.

Liam & Kelly


– And MacKenzie Smith, winner of our Trip for 2 to the GCI, wowed fans and Tillamook alike with her candied bacon cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese!

MacKenzie (left)


Thanks to all who came to this insanely awesome event! Think I’ll go celebrate with a grilled cheese (why not?!).


betty hunter


April 28th, 2011 at 2:33 am


Tillamook Team

It was the tastiest day EVER! :)

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

April 28th, 2011 at 7:42 am
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