The first time I ever heard of Tillamook cheese was when I was in college in Idaho. One of my roommates was from Oregon and she swore Tillamook was the best cheese ever.
The second time I heard about Tillamook cheese was when I was newly married and my husband and I got into one of those “my state is better than your state” arguments and he brought up Tillamook and how he got to tour their factory and eat free cheese when he lived in Oregon (his family will do anything if it’s free). Incidentally he also brags about Green River Utah melons. Whatever.
The third time I heard about Tillamook cheese was when they invited me out to a tasting party with other local bloggers last week. You bet I wasn’t going to pass this opportunity to find out what all the Tillamook cheese love was all about. Dude, cheese is cheese, right? And then one of the other bloggers ordered me a Dr Pepper and the following conversation began forming in my head (next time I need to lay off the caffeine):
So the big question today remains: “Is Tillamook cheese better than cheese from Texas?” Personally, I have Texan pride and refuse to answer that question publicly, so go get your own and decide for yourself!