Coming soon: Cheese War, the book! Our book will be published in June by Oregon State University Press, and you can learn more about it and preorder a copy now for big savings. Read all about it!

Join our mailing list to receive an expanded article about being a Tillamook cheese guide in the 1960s, leading visitors around the vats of curds and whey as well as into the cold storage room. The short version ran on “” on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. And, here are the 1950s instructions for guides.

Tillamook County Creamery Association was sued in August 2019 for deceptive marketing practices that result in consumers paying more for its products. The alleged deception is in the advertising, which features Tillamook farm scenes and farmers, even though most of the milk for the products comes from a huge dairy in Eastern Oregon. As of January 2022, the lawsuit had not progressed through the courts. Here are two articles with more information:;