Frequently Asked Questions
Where are Tillamook products made?
After more than 100 years and growing demand, we’re making more products than ever before where it all began, in Tillamook, Oregon. While there’s no limit to the ingenuity, hard work, and commitment of Tillamook’s people, there is a limit to our natural resources and production capacity. So, we do make some of our products outside of Tillamook, but we aren’t taking Tillamook out of any of our products. We insist on working only with best-in-class partners including dairy farmers, production facilities and distribution centers. The vast majority (more than 90 percent) of Tillamook Cheeses are made at our cheesemaking factories in Tillamook and Boardman, Oregon. A few of our other cheeses are made by industry partners outside of Oregon who have the appropriate equipment and expertise for those specific flavors. Much of our Tillamook Ice Cream is also made at our factory in Tillamook, Oregon. As we’ve reached our production capacity there, we have added some ice cream production capacity with industry partners to meet the needs of our consumers beyond the Northwest. Because of the specialty equipment required to make yogurt, sour cream, butter, and cream cheese spreads, we work with industry partners with expertise in making dairy products to make each of these products. Whenever partners are involved, we work very closely with them to approve the recipes and specifications, and the recipes for Tillamook products remain the same no matter where the product is made. And, our Tillamook quality assurance and sensory teams taste and test every Tillamook product, ensuring all of our partners meet our exact quality requirements to make products with the high standards Tillamook fans have come to expect.