Tillamook Test Kitchen: Summer Grilling Recipes
The sun is out… it’s time to drag the barbeque out of hibernation! Here at Tillamook, we were inspired by our Creamery Collection of sliced cheese. It includes six flavors of gourmet cheese that will add layers of flavor to your food. Below is our quest to create summer grilling recipes using sliced cheese and share what food we think will go great with each variety on a burger!
We’ll start with the basic cheeseburger with Tillamook Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese. We kept this one simple and added tomato, pickles, white onion, and lettuce. Yum!
Ever tried Tillamook Sliced Smoked Swiss Cheese? I have the perfect recommendation! Try it on a burger with pineapple and barbecue sauce. It won’t disappoint! Raspberries add some tangy flavor and pretty color if you have any lying around.
For those of you who like spicy, Tillamook Sliced Hot Habanero Jack Cheese fits the bill. Try adding avocado and Pico de Gallo to this burger!
More of a Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar Cheese person? Think: antipasto plate meets burger! A little salami and arugula perfect this burger. Note: We simmered the arugula in a tiny bit of olive oil for just a minute or two to bring out that wonderful green color and flavor.
What to do with the rich Tillamook Sliced Garlic Chili Pepper Cheddar Cheese? Add some more mouth-watering flavors! Caramelized onions, roasted fingerling potatoes, and a bit of lettuce do the trick! Note: For the fingerling potatoes: cut into thin, round slices, spread out on a pan, lightly brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake in the oven (around 400 °F) until they start turning golden around the edges.
Tillamook Sliced Garlic White Cheddar Cheese adds a kick to this dish, but marinated tomatoes and basil bring it all together! Note: Drizzle tomatoes with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of dill.
We don’t have official names for these summer grilling recipes using Tillamook Sliced Cheese. We just really enjoyed them… and we hope you enjoy them too!