Aged

With Time

Made With

Love

The Tillamook Sharpness Secret.

The secret ingredient for aging cheddar from mild to wild? Time. See how our time-tested aging process creates the increasingly complex and intense cheddar flavors our fans love.
Cheddar Cheese Curds

Our world-famous “squeaky” cheddar cheese curds are the youngest of all the Tillamook cheddars. Aged just under 30 days, Curds’ flavor starts off salty then awakens your tastebuds to a subtle buttery, bright, and milky flavor. All our world-famous cheddars have humble beginnings as curds.

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Lighter in color (for yellow), the color concentrates and gets darker as it ages. Curds are squeaky and springy in texture, because of air pockets caught in the cheese.

  • Perfect complement to tomato soup, salad, tacos (any kind of tacos)

  • You’ve gotta try ‘em fried

  • Pairs well with pale ale

  • Finger-length size due to our milled cheddar cheese process

  • Pro tip: Reheat curds in a microwave for 15 seconds to intensify the squeak and flavor

Medium Cheddar

Meet the #1 selling natural cheese item in the United States, aged at least 60 days. Not because it’s mild, and not because it’s sharp. We call it the Goldilocks cheddar: just right—for any occasion—and always a burger’s best friend.

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Our Medium cheddar is versatile, smooth and rich. The balanced flavor profile is milky, buttery, with nicely developed acid notes that make the tasting experience bright and craveable. The depth of cheddar flavor enrobes each bite and finishes with a pleasant roasted nutty note.

  • Made with our classic recipe, dating back to 1909.

  • The Secret Ingredient: our proprietary culture we’ve been growing since the Taft administration. 

  • Yes, that will remain a secret.

  • Aged a minimum of 60 days in a heat-controlled warehouse in Oregon.

  • The #1 menu-mentioned cheese in the U.S.

Sharp Cheddar

A bold cheddar aged over nine months. Tillamook Sharp is dry, but still creamy. Powerful, but in a non-threatening way. Step up to the best everyday cheddar in the world.

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Our Sharp cheddar is bold and rich, exploding with bright, desirable acidic notes, finishing with a complex bouquet of savory flavor notes.

  • Made with premium milk and our classic recipe. 

  • Aged a minimum of 9 months. 

  • Full of the deep Tillamook Cheddar flavor that develops naturally over time. 

Extra Sharp Cheddar

The most popular cheese in Tillamook County, Tillamook Extra Sharp is our pride and joy. Naturally aged from 15 to 24 months, with deeper flavor and our trademark bright & old-world rustic flavor notes.

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Our Extra Sharp cheddar is robust, bold and rich. The Creamy texture carries intense & long lasting cheddar flavor through funky, bright acidic, nutty flavor notes that satisfy with an umami finish.

  • Made with premium rBST-free milk, perfected through our classic recipe. 

  • Aged a minimum of 15 months. 

  • Packed with our signature Extra Sharp flavor that deepens over time.

  • May contain naturally occurring white calcium lactate crystals, a direct result of the aging process.

Makerʼs Reserve

The best of our best cheddars. Aged at least three years, the bold, complex flavors of Maker’s Reserve are shaped by the pastures of the region, our proprietary cultures—and over a century of cheesemaking expertise.

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For lovers of our bold, funky Extra Sharp Cheddar, Maker’s Reserve takes the flavor, texture and craveability to the next level. All equally delectable, each vintage has its own flavor profile, from nutty and caramelly, to herbaceous and buttery. You have to try it to believe it.

  • Made with premium rBST-free milk, perfected through our classic recipe. 

  • Made with our proprietary regional cultures.

  • Aged naturally in climate-controlled vaults.

  • Perfect for pairing, plating or eating straight off the loaf.

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