If you’re not from the South, you might not totally “get” grits. But here’s a tip: putting Tillamook Sharp Cheddar inside the thick, creamy porridge is the surest way to send the dish straight to anyone’s heart.
"Grits are a southern staple. It is a relatively simple procedure that can go very wrong if not in the hands of a discerning cook. Southerners generally like their grits pretty bland and basic–lightly salted if any, and with a simple pat of butter on top to give creaminess. Ours have built in the basics of salt and pepper to the lightest degree, and butter and cream for added texture and flavor. We also add cheese for character and complexity. Doesn’t take much effort and the benefits can be tasted immediately, especially when using a product like Tillamook. Like adding milk to cereal, or jelly to a peanut butter sandwich…It just makes sense." – Walt Alexander of Pine State Biscuits