Boxes for Shipping Cheese

In the early days of Tillamook’s cheese production, wood from the many area forests was used to make boxes that protected the cheese while it was shipped to groceries. Usually, the task of making boxes fell to the most junior worker in the cheese factories, who made boxes while observing the other workers and the head cheesemaker doing their chores. Notice that the box says “Inspected by Tillamook County Creamery Assn,” which means the cheese came from an outlying factory and was stored and inspected at the Tillamook headquarters before being shipped.