More than 100 years ago, in 1909, several local creameries formed the Tillamook County Creamery Association to ensure the highest quality, most consistent products possible, and the collective well-being of local farmers. Today, it’s a cooperative of approximately 110 dairy farming families, many which are third-generation co-op members. The co-op makes the No. 1 selling brand of natural chunk cheese in the West, in addition to offering a variety of other cheeses and dairy products. Profits go back to the farmers to help ensure economic sustainability and preserve a way of life for future generations.

Tillamook uses only the highest quality milk from healthy cows not treated with artificial growth hormones. Herds primarily made up of Jerseys and Holsteins produce milk with just the right natural balance of protein and fat. Delivered fresh daily to the plant, all milk is tested to ensure strict quality standards before it’s made into naturally aged cheddars every day of the year.


800.542.7290 (ext. 7)
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4165 Highway 101 Tillamook, OR 97141

Hours of operation

Hours: Fall/Winter: Sun-Thu 8-6; Fri-Sat 8-8 Summer: Daily 8-8

Cheesemaking philosophy

“Every day at Tillamook is a good day; we go home at night knowing we made the best tasting cheese possible. There’s more of an art to this than people think, because there are so many tiny variables to watch. But we’re picky. We take pride in getting it right.”
—Dale Baumgartner