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Ellie the 7-month lab patiently waiting for her Tillamook Cheese treat

We all know that our furry friends like Tillamook Cheese, but did you know that you can make a cheesy treat for them? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that your favorite dog will be sure to love!


  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup Tillamook Cheese, shredded (I used Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water or broth (if dough is dry, add a bit more)


This part is really easy! Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Mix all the ingredients together until they form a nice, solid dough. If it’s not holding together, add a bit more water or broth and press together. Separate the dough into two balls and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. (While that step is not necessary if you are in a hurry, it will help make the dough easier to handle and roll out later.) On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about a ⅛-inch thickness. Then, get your favorite cookie cutter (that’s the size you want the treats to be) and cut out the treats. Bake them in the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. All done!





Should they be refrigerated? How long are they good for?

May 19th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Jacqui,

Thanks for the question! The treats should be fine to leave out of the fridge, although they'll last longer if you do refrigerate them. I hope your dog loves the snacks!

All my best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

May 22nd, 2013 at 2:08 pm


how long will they last? 3 months?
for example?

June 30th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Elaine!

Good question. The dog treats probably won't last as long as 3 months, but if you store them in an airtight container they should last at least 1 week if you leave them out, and about 2 weeks if you store them in the fridge! I hope your pup enjoys his cheesy treats!

All the best,

Lauren of the Tillamook team

July 1st, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Myfoodie Pet

Is it OK if I put some peanuts or raisins into the dough? I think the taste would be better, and because my dog "Kyle" love to eat peanut.

July 16th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Tillamook Team


Thank you for your comment! Yes, you can add peanuts or peanut butter to this recipe of you would like to. However, some recent studies and stated that grapes and raisins aren't very good for dogs so it might be a good idea to avoid adding them to this recipe! I hope Kyle enjoys these tasty treats!

All the best,

Lauren of the Tillamook team

July 17th, 2014 at 11:26 am
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