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Just because you’re traveling this season doesn’t mean you have to leave your Tillamook Cheese at home!

Obviously, the best way to ensure your cheese makes it to your destination intact would be to pack it on ice and transport it in a cooler! But if that isn’t an option, here are some other tips for traveling with your favorite loaf:

Traveling by car:

Keep your cheese in its original wrapper and place it in the coolest, darkest part of your car – not in the trunk. Make sure putting your cheese in the refrigerator at your final destination is your top priority. Trust me; your family will forgive you for running past them on your way to the refrigerator once they taste this delicious cheese! (Disclaimer: This option won’t work if you are planning a several day road trip!)

Traveling by plane:

Keep your cheese refrigerated, or on ice, until departure for the airport. Wrap the cheese in a bag and place it in your suitcase. Ice is not needed as it will be fine for one day of air travel and stay cool in the baggage compartment of the plane. Unless you’re willing to share your Tillamook Cheese with airport security, don’t carry it on with you, it will likely be confiscated.

You can also ship your cheese to your destination ahead of time.

Are you planning on traveling with Tillamook Cheese this holiday? Where are ya going?!

Safe travels!



My parents sent me two medium cheddar baby loafs via usps. It was not sent in a refrigerated packaging. Is it ok to eat?

December 16th, 2017 at 2:01 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Tyler,

How long was the cheese in the mail before you received it? We typically suggest mailing our cheese with ice packs to keep it cold, but if they used overnight shipping and the cheese is still cool to the touch, it is safe to consume. If the cheese feels warm or was in the mail for a few days, we do not suggest consuming it as Tillamook cheese is perishable.

I hope that helps!

Sierra, of the Tillamook team

December 18th, 2017 at 10:52 am
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