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The Tillamook Creamery Collection adds a unique taste to burgers

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 had a big task ahead of us!

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!

Tillamook Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese

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.

Tillamook Sliced Smoked Swiss Cheese

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!

Tillamook Sliced Hot Habanero Jack Cheese

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.

Tillamook Sliced Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar

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 Chili Pepper Cheddar Cheese

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.

Tillamook Sliced Garlic White Cheddar Cheese

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!

Scully likes the Garlic White Cheddar Cheese!



Do you guys need any official taste testers? Because I'd be a wiling taste-tester. :D :D :D

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Lauren! We'll let you know if we do :)

Thanks for reading our blog!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

August 3rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm


I have a very similar looking gray cat with a white throat who loves cheese too. He pleads for cheddar when he sees you in the kitchen making a snack - which, along with his raspy breathing, earned him the nickname Cheese Wheeze. Sadly finding your cheeses (his favorite and ours) is harder here in Atlanta, but good cheese is worth the hunt.

August 4th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi TechGuy! "Cheese Wheeze" has great taste in dairy products! The nickname of the kitty pictured above (Scully) is "Lunchbox" because she likes to eat too! We were surprised she liked the Garlic White Cheddar Cheese so much. We figured the flavor would be too strong for her!

Thanks for hunting for Tillamook in Atlanta! Did you know we also have an online store where you can find many of our cheeses?

Have a great weekend!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

August 5th, 2011 at 9:45 am


Hi Tara - Lunchbox has excellent taste then, garlic white cheddar's excellent! The sister of "Cheese Wheeze" has an affection for raspberry lemonade, which is her quirk. Got to love how personality comes out in pets!

The online store may have to be the solution! Thanks for the tip and have a great summer weekend yourself!

August 5th, 2011 at 7:59 pm


Be careful what you feed your furry friends... garlic is on the poison list for kitties. Here is a link of a few items not to give cats.

September 27th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks for this information! We definitely don't want to put any cute cuddly friends at risk!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

September 28th, 2011 at 9:33 am
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