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How do we love our 4-legged Holsteins, Jerseys, and Guernsey’s?  Let us count the ways!

We love that they give us the freshest, highest quality milk for use in producing Tillamook Cheese and Tillamook Ice Cream.  We love the livelihood they provide to all the farmer-owners of our cooperative.  We love how picturesque they are in the rolling meadows and hills of Tillamook county.  Heck, we even love the “dairy air” they provide!

So to all our hard-working Tillamook dairy cows, as well as their cousins nationwide: WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Join us at the Cheese Factory on Sunday, July 15th to help us celebrate our dairy cow herds. The first 500 visitors to the Tillamook Cheese Factory will receive a FREE “Tillie from Tillamook” toy cow.

In the 1950’s, a little brown cow named Tillie of Tillamook entered the spotlight as a cartoon cow in a newspaper ad for Tillamook cheese.  Tillie was a popular gal.  By 1958 she was making appearances in Oregon stores as a squeaky toy.  She’s still a fond memory for many people who owned one of the original Tillie toys, and a replica of Tillie can be yours if you are one of the first 500 people visiting us on Sunday!

And don’t forget to stock up on some cheese, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream, and butter, made possible for you by your friends and ours, the cows.

See you at the Cheese Factory!


Chester Nystrom

Wondering if the black ship still sitting at your location was built in 1958 or 1959...

July 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am


Tillamook Team

Hi Chester,

That black ship is the Morning Star! Tillamook residents built Oregon's first official ship (the Morning Star), in 1855. The ship sitting in our front yard is a replica of the original ship. If you have any other questions, please leave another comment or Contact Us.

- Laura of the Tillamook Team

July 13th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
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