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!
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?