Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tillamook Cheese Review & Give-a-way


Who doesn't love some good cheese? Well I recently had the opportunity to review two kinds of cheese from
Tillamook.


Tillamook which means "the land of many waters" has been around for over 101 years and is headquartered in Tillamook, Oregon. Millions of people visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory Visitors Center each year year making it one of the Pacific Northwest's top tourist destinations! Should you decide to visit Tillamook you can experience their cheesemaker's and packaging staff hard at work, touch the interactive kiosk screens to learn about their cooperative and products, smell the delicious aroma of freshly baked waffle cones, shop the gift shop and best of all, taste their award-winning cheeses, 38 flavors of ice cream and even grab yourself a grilled cheese in their Farmhouse Cafe!

Today
Tillamook is the No.1 selling natural cheese brand in the Western U.S. and their cheese is available nationwide! Their cheese is made with only the highest quality milk from cows NOT treated with artificial growth hormones, and nothing artificial!!


Another awesome fact about Tillamook is that their Medium Cheddar Cheese was voted "Worlds Best Medium Cheddar" at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest! Out of 59 entries they scored a near perfect score of 99.6 points out of 100 crowning them the "Worlds Best Medium Cheddar"!

I was so excited when Tillamook sent me a package with several coupons towards free cheese, a cheese slicer, and the cutest heart shaped sandwiched cutter. So I found Tillamook in a very small nearby grocery store that only carried the 8 oz. chunks but had several kinds to choose from!


After browsing the many
varieties, I decided to try the Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese which is aged for over 2 years, the longest of all their Cheddars! Let me tell you that the long aging process of this cheese must be what gives it such a distinct flavor! It is a the sharpest of all their cheeses giving it a very strong flavor and crumbly cheese texture. I must say that I really enjoyed it. I let several family members try it as well including my kids and all of the adults liked it, but the kids didn't, which I expected! It would be wonderful paired with wine and crackers!


The next flavor tried was the Smoked Medium Cheddar Cheese which is aged for over 60 days and infused with natural hardwood smoke giving it it's delicious smoked flavor! This one was my favorite out of the two. My kids even enjoyed it! The other adults LOVED it! It has a really good smoked flavor and was really good paired with crackers! I would love to try it on a burger!!



Tillamook sells so many other varieties of cheese as well as butter and sour cream, ice cream, and yogurt! Their cheeses come in a variety of sizes from 3/4 oz snacks to the iconic 2 lb Baby Loaf. Other popular sizes are the 10 oz snack bar and the 8 oz chunks like I reviewed. You can find Tillamook cheese at grocery stores, club, superstores and natural food stores nationwide and at store.tillamookcheese.com! Click HERE to find Tillamook near you!


Give someone you know a special treat this holiday season with one of Tillamook's several Gift Boxes found HERE!

I'm so excited to tell you that 1 of my lucky readers is going to win a Tillamook package like the one I was sent which includes a cheese slicer, a sandwich cutter and the most important part? Coupons so you can try Tillamook Cheese free!! (Winner will be responsible for finding a Tillamook retailer nearest them!)

*GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE*

Tillamook has generously offered 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win a package containing a cheese slicer, a sandwich cutter, and several coupons good towards the purchase of Tillamook Cheese!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit the Tillamook website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which one of their products you would love to try!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)


1 Entry- "LIKE" Tillamook on Facebook! I would love for you to leave a comment and tell them that The Jackson Five Family Blog sent you!

1 Entry- Follow Tillamook on Twitter!

1 Entry- Join the Tillamook Fan Club Here!
1 Entry- Sign up for the Tillamook e-mail at the bottom of the Tillamook Love Loaf Tour page HERE!

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)

1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!


1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry-Grab my button Holiday Gift Giving Guide and Give-a-way button and add it to your page!

Rules: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends December 26th at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

(I want to thank Tillamook for sending me a few of their awesome products and coupons so that I could try Tillamook FREE of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed and I was in no way paid to say anything you read!)



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36 comments:

  1. I'd like to try the Tillamook Fat Free Sour Cream! Thanks!

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  2. I'm a follower!

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  3. I'm a subscriber!

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  4. I follow them on Twitter! @natdey

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  6. I would like to try their smoked cheddar.
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  7. I am a email subscriber.
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  8. I am a gfc follower.
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  9. I'd like to try the Cheddar Junior gift set! Yummy!

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  14. Have your gift giving guide button on my blog!
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  15. I would love to try the tillumook sharp cheddar
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  16. I would like to try Tillamook medium cheddar.

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  17. I like Tillamook Cheese on FB - Janet Fri

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  18. I follow TillamookCheese on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  19. I signed up for Love Loaf Tour newsletter.

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  20. I joined Tillamook Fan Club.

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  24. I would love to try their vanilla ice cream.
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  25. following tillsmook on twitter
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  26. gfc follower
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  27. I would love to try Tillamook's Cherry Vanilla yogurt!
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  28. I like Tillamook on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  30. I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter -I'm @AmberGoo
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  31. I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  32. would love to try Tillamook Mozzarella!
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