This Beloved Dairy Company is Selling a 40-Pound Block of Cheddar Cheese
National Cheddar Day and Tillamook County Creamery Association's 112th birthday is coming up on Feb. 13, and to celebrate, the company is giving cheese fans an opportunity to celebrate big—with a 40-pound block of its iconic Sharp Yellow Cheddar!
The products you buy at the grocery store come from this type of block, which is aptly called the Mother Loaf. Once the Tillamook cheese is made, it's put into the Mother Loaf to age for 60 days to 10 years. Then, it's chipped off the old block into the shredded cheese, slices, and smaller blocks you know and love. In honor of the holiday and Tillamook's birthday, the company is making 40-pound cheddar cheese blocks available to fans for the first time ever and for only $112, according to a press release.
Bright and early on Saturday, Feb. 13, a select number of the Mother Loaf will be for sale, along with other cheese-themed items like sweatshirts, T-shirts, a dog toy, cheddar-colored nail polish, a bag for baby cheese blocks, and even Maker's Reserve 2010 Extra Sharp White Cheddar.
"We like to say that we obsess over the details of our cheddar," says Jill Allen, Director of Product Excellence at Tillamook and an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. "You can't rush great flavor, and we don't. We've been using the same recipe for 112 years, naturally aging our cheddars to get the perfect bold flavor, bite after bite."
To get all these items, including the Mother Loaf, go to tillamook.com/shop around 8 a.m. PST on Feb. 13. And as far as what you can make with all that cheese, here are the 13 Best Recipes for Cheese Lovers.
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