Cheese War, the book, has been published by Oregon State University Press. Read all about this history/memoir, and order it from OSU Press or your favorite local/online retailer! Here are several reviews:

Tillamook County Pioneer

Eugene Weekly

And here’s an article about writing the book, plus a video of one of our author talks.

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.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund sued Tillamook County Creamery Association in August 2019 for deceptive marketing practices that result in consumers paying more for its products. The alleged deception is the advertising, which features Tillamook farm scenes and farmers, even though most of the milk and much of the cheese comes from a huge dairy in Eastern Oregon. In August 2022, the judge modified the lawsuit to narrow the definition of who could participate in the class action lawsuit. Here are three articles with more information about the lawsuit:;;