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We are honored to receive the award for America’s Best Colby Cheese at the 2012 American Cheese Society Conference!

During the first week of August Tillamook put our best products on display as part of the American Cheese Society’s national cheese competition. It was a huge event with over 1,700 of America’s best cheeses competing for 105 total awards. Of the hundreds of cheeses competing, Tillamook was fortunate to walk away with a few awards! It’s a proud moment to win these types of accolades because it really reflects on the attention to quality that goes into making Tillamook dairy products. From farmers to cheesemakers to our team of professionals who only let the best cheese leave the factory. It’s a true team effort!

- 3rd Place – Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp
- 3rd Place – Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack Cheese
- 2nd Place –Tillamook Unsalted Butter
- 1st Place – Tillamook Colby Cheese

Tillamook Dairy Products Quality Manager, Jill Allen, explained what makes Tillamook Colby award-winning and unique. “It’s an American made cheese, from an American recipe that reflects the quality of milk used at Tillamook” says Allen. “The Colby is a young cheese that is lightly sweet and clean in taste, has a higher moisture content, and is nicely knitted together creating a smooth product.”

This is the second year in a row that Tillamook Colby has placed first in this competition! What does that mean? Consistency! We consistently make the best Colby in America and every piece of Colby YOU buy in the store is made in the exact same way.

Tillamook Colby is a younger cheese (2-4 weeks old when you eat it) so what you are tasting is a great representation of the milk that makes this cheese the best. It also has a higher moisture content, so it melts very well. Do I hear a secret ingredient to a great grilled cheese sandwich?!

What do you think of Tillamook Colby Cheese – or any other cheeses. If we held a competition with all of our cheeses, which would you pick to win?

6 comments

margaret Gray

Dear Tillamook Makers ,
We Absolutely LOVE Your Cheese & Yogurt & Sour Cream & Cottage Cheese !
Oh my Goodness, Any & ALL of Your Products that You MAKE & Produce We Buy & EAT !!!
So Far So GOOD ♥
Thank You,
Margaret Gray
Your The BEST ♥

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:26 am

Mary Hanko

You deserve to be the "BEST" -- we love Tillamook cheeses and ice cream. Miss living in Oregon just for this reason. Down here, in Florida, we can only get the sliced medium cheddar (at Costco).. Sure wish you'd be able to get the blocks down here too. Since we moved to Florida we can't come visit every year like we did - miss those yummy curds :-) and fabulous ice cream. Keep up the great work. If Costco stops selling the cheese, I don't know what we'll do!!!

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 am

Mad Mann

No surprise whatsoever, except the regular cheddar is even better than the Colby.

Tillamook Cheese rules this and all other possible universes.

August 23rd, 2012 at 10:48 am

Kelly

Tillamook Team

Hi Margaret,

Thanks for all your Tillamook love and for being a fan! Check out the Tillamook Kitchen for some great ideas on how to use all your favorite Tillamook products!

- Kelly of the Tillamook Team

August 29th, 2012 at 11:43 am

Kelly

Tillamook Team

Hi Mary!

Thanks so much for being a fan and spreading the Tillamook loaf on the east side! :) Try using this Where to Buy link to see if there are any loafs sold near you!

- Kelly of the Tillamook Team

August 29th, 2012 at 11:46 am

Kelly

Tillamook Team

Hi Mad Mann!

Thanks so much for the Tillamook love! I wonder if there is Tillamook in other universes??? Hehe!

- Kelly of the Tillamook Team

August 29th, 2012 at 11:47 am
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