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Hooray for Tillamamas!

A Tillamama is a mom who knows the value of great, natural cheese. She never runs out of hugs, love or Tillamook. Tell us why a mom in your life deserves the title of Tillamama and you both could win cheese and goodies from Tillamook! We will select a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winner! You and your Tillamama could each win:

Nominate your favorite Tillamama from Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, May 11 by sending us an email, posting on our Facebook wall, tweeting us @TillamookCheese or tagging us in a Pinterest pin! The more creative the better!

How to Enter:
1) Read the official contest rules.

2) Take a photo, write a poem, record a video, create a collage – anything that tells us why your mom is a Tillamama!

3) You can submit your entry in the following ways:

4) Prizes – winning entry submitters and their Tillamamas will each receive:

We will announce a first, second and third place winner by Friday, May 18 here on the Tillamook Loaf Life blog.

Get creative and tell us why your Mom is a Tillamama!


My mom is a #Tillamama because she loves hugs and giving hugs blowing kisses to me goodbye I make sure I catch them and she makes sure she catches mine we both give a thumbs up. She keeps Tillamook cheese on hand because I am a cheese maniac. I like her cheese crisp, grilled cheese,mac n cheese,alfredo n cheese lots of cheesie pizza and I like cheese by the way my mom Loves Tillamook please let us win a yrs supply of cheese. THANKS TYLER LITTERAL age 12

May 1st, 2012 at 11:50 am

amma sanchez

my mom is the best mom i was in foster care because my real mom was on drugs and beat me and my sis ter and she adopted us and my little sis ter two she came from a new mom who was on drugs two is always hugs us and tells us she loves us

May 1st, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Amma, thank you so much for your comment! We aren't accepting entries via blog comments. But you can enter by emailing your submission to Thank you again!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 1st, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Tyler, thank you for your comment! It sounds like you are a real Tillamook Cheese fan! We aren't accepting submissions via the blog, but you can email your entry to Thanks again!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 1st, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Kat Burnett

This is not about my mom but my best friend, she cooks every meal with Tillamook, and its the best. She always has it in her fridge and loves the cheese and yogart, ahhhhh its the best.
Thabk you

May 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Carrie ferguson

My mom is a true tillamomma because she brings my sister, my dad and I to the Tillamook cheese factory every summer. She buys lots of cheese, and loves the white licorice ice-cream. We like buying the yogurt, too. She cares about us so much and loves us and supports the north-west farmers.

From: Moooo!!!!

May 1st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

naomi meredith

My mama deserves to be the Tillamamma because, for one we buy a loaf of Tillamook cheese every other day, for two we only use tillamook cheese. Four another thing, there are 4 of us kids in our family and two adults and we only have one income, which makes it tough. Also, the only vacation we've ever taken was to the Tillamook cheese factory in Tillamook, Oregon. It was our only family vacation we've ever taken, but it was also the most memerable place I've ever been. Please make my mama the Tillamamma! Thank you.

Naomi Meredith

May 1st, 2012 at 8:41 pm


I nominate my wife, she is a great mother, she took over and when i lost my job we both started looking and she found one first so she is out there every day busting her hump to work to support our daughter and family until i can finally find something good and she can be a stay at home mom again. She is a wonderful woman, and well we just found out we are expecting i am very excited for that, oh and we love Tillamook cheese and ice cream

May 1st, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Jacqueline Harvey

My husband taught me the virtues of Tillamook and now my daughter is learning to love it, too! I'm not so much a cheese fan because of the fat content; and as a Canadian, I didn't know about Tillamook!!!

May 2nd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Angela de los Santos

My Mom is the best Mom in the world. She does a lot for me and I'm thankful for her.
When My complex was to be demolished in March she and I looked at 8 complexes for me to move into and I narrowed it down to 2 apartment complexes she was in Houston for eight days. Then I picked the one that was safe and secure for me to live in..

Angela de los Santos

May 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm


My mom just won a bunch of Tillamook Cheese at Spirit Mountain Casina and gave me a few loafs!!! She knows how much I love Tillamook Cheese! One time when I was living in Florida I flew home to Oregon for a visit and took home a loaf my mom bought for me and got stopped by TSA because the cheese appeared as a bomb material in the scanner. Good thing I didn't open the loaf or I wouldn't not have been able to take it back to FL with me. I'm living back in Oregon now and have since gone to the factory with my mom!! Thanks Mom!!!

May 3rd, 2012 at 10:03 pm


My mom knows her cheese and all she buys is Tillamook. We have a rhyme we learned long ago " I hanker for a hunk of, a slab or slice or chunk of, I hanker for a hunk of cheese." Only Tillamook will do cause it is the best cheese in the universe.
Happy Mothers day Tillamama's.

May 5th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Johnathan, thanks for your comment! We aren't taking contest submissions through blog comments, but if you email your comment to we can get you entered!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 8:55 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Sandy, thanks so much for your comment! It sounds like your mom is lucky in winning Tillamook Cheese already! We aren't accepting submissions through the blog, but if you want to email, we can get you entered!

Thanks again!
~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 9:02 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Angela, thanks for your comment! We aren't accepting entries in blog comments, but if you email, we can get you entered. Thanks!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 9:04 am

Tillamook Team

Thanks Naomi! If you can email, we will get you entered!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 9:06 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Jacqueline, it sounds like your husband and daughter are real Tillamook Super Fans! We loaf to hear it! Thanks for sharing!

~Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Robert, thanks for your comment! In order to officially submit your entry to the contest, can you send it via email to Thanks!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Carrie, thanks for your comment! We aren't accepting entries via the blog, so if you'd like to nominate your mom for the contest, please email Thanks!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks Kat! I also got your submission via email, so you're all set!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 7th, 2012 at 12:24 pm


It is my Daughter, she loves Tillamook Cheese. Igot her started buying it and now thats the only one she ever wants to buy. Tillamook is great tasting and real creamy, it makes the best homemade mac and cheese.My daughter is a great mom, she has a two year old son that loves cheese, she is going to have another little boy in the middle of June and we are so excited for the new arrival. When he gets old enough he will be eating Tillamook Cheese with all of us. THANKS TILLAMOOK!!!

May 9th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Melissa Moreno

My sister in law is a great mother and she always has your cheese in the refrig and she gave me some and it is delicious. My nephew is 2 years old and he ask me to write and to let you know his mama is the best and she always feeds him your cheese and she wouldn't feed him your cheese if it wasn't healthy and good for his growing bones.

May 10th, 2012 at 3:16 pm


My mum is a Tillamama cause she always, ALWAYS!, buys a pound of Tillamook Chedder Cheese when we go grocery shopping! It's what we use for sandwiches, grilled cheese, and burgers! And frankly, I love that she does that! It's good to have plain too! :)

May 10th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Sara Hauer

My mom is a true Tillamama. I still remember when I was a little girl and we had to move from the Oregon coast to Nevada. I hated the move and was very homesick. I cried myself to sleep several nights after the move. The grocery store next to us did not carry a large selection, and we never really thought that much about cheese. (Although while living in Oregon, she only bought Tillamook medium cheddar.) One night on her way home from giving her friend a ride home from work, she stopped at a different store and brought home the most amazing gift. A baby loaf of Tillamook medium cheddar cheese! She made us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup that night. It tasted like home! She made a special trip to that store just to buy us that cheese even though it was out of her way. She did this for the entire 3 years we lived there. After that, we moved back home to the Oregon coast and one of our first stops was the Cheese Factory! I cannot remember another brand of cheese ever being in our fridge. And now, it is the only brand that I buy for my family. (True Story!)

May 10th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Sara, thanks for your comment! Make sure you send it via email to in order to officially enter the contest!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 11th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks for sharing Cailee! We aren't accepting submissions through blog comments, but if you email us at, we will get you entered!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 11th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Melissa, thanks for sharing your story! If you can send it to us at or post to our Facebook page, we will get you entered!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 11th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks so much, Carolyn! If you can email your submission to, we can get you entered for the contest.

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Alexis Victoria Krasco Martin

Is there a place that we can vote for winners? or do we just wait and cheack our e-mail periodically?Any who God Bless and my fingers are crossed!!

May 11th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Alexis, we informed our winners this morning! You can find their names here: Thanks for your submissions! It was such a hard choice!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

May 16th, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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