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What Do Tillamook Cheese, Texas Monthly, and Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Have in Common?

tillamook cheese pr party

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I’ll tell ya. They all have my eternal gratitude.

Lately I have somehow ingratiated myself to the powers that be and have snagged more invites to awesome events than I have since I was 18 or so. I am feelin’ the love folks and I like it. Last night Marc and I attended a beer and cheese pairing party that was hosted by Tillamook, Texas Monthly, and Deep Ellum Brewing Company – a local craft beer brewery. The concept was pairing a variety of cheeses and cheese based appetizers with a variety of craft beer.

I plan on discussing the Brewery on Texas Well Seasoned because, well Restless Chipotle was never meant to focus on a local crowd – and let’s face it. You would hear all about this amazing beer, and then you would want to move to Dallas and then it would get over crowded. Once that happened the jobs would be gone and …well… I just think it’s best you don’t hear about our way cool local stuff, ‘k?

Anyway. Tillamook is a company that I have a lot of respect for – and you know that is pretty difficult to get. I have used their products for awhile now and I like the quality. Last night I learned WHY the quality is so awesome.

  • They have been making cheese for 103 years.
  • They are farmer owned.
  • They are all natural and concerned about the same things I am – GMOs, chemicals, and those other nasties that so many foods are crawling with these days.

Did I mention delicious?

See? All good reasons to find their way to my Marye Recommends list.



I learned about how they make this cheese in comparatively small blocks so that the quality is consistent throughout. I watched them plug the cheese block – take a long sample out of  the block to check that the quality was high all the way through. I learned that they decide on how long to age the cheese by how it tastes after 60 days – the really good stuff is allowed to continue to age. If it doesn’t have the right combination of flavors needed for aged cheese it is sold at that point. What if the cheese is just not the quality they are looking for? They sell it to the corporations that make the cheese you are buying in your grocery store.

That’s comforting, isn’t it?

On to the festivities. It was a fabulous evening in Dallas – not too warm and not too cold. There were several serving tables set up with appetizers and the beer that they were pairing with the various appetizers. This beer “tasting” wasn’t the little ounce sized cups that you might find at other tastings. Nope. These were big glasses  and they were quite generous with the brew.

My favorite was a Double Brown Stout that was paired with a date stuffed with sharp cheddar and wrapped in bacon. OMG. I probably had a hundred and ten of them. And some of the date appetizers, too.

Which reminds me. For those of you who came to the beer and cheese pairing with me vitrually on Twitter – I am so grateful to know such sweet people. Several of you from the area offered to give me rides if I sipped a little too much. I was just bowled over by the offers. I don’t usually drive to anything because my husband, Marc White,  accompanies me to almost everything. He is my designated driver at events so even if I did get a little buzzed I am well cared for. Thank you so much for your love and concern! Last night I was not at all tipsy – I was wearing 6 inch heels and I wouldn’t have been able to walk had I drank too much. Plus – this might surprise you but I am really not much of a drinker usually but when I do drink I seem to be able to metabolize it fast enough to keep me sober. :)

Anyway. After meeting the representatives of the company and talking with them I was even more impressed with their product and their impeccable social skills.

As Marc and I were leaving we saw the swag table with blocks of cheese …and… coupons! An entire stack of those babies. I glanced around, furtively of course and since we were alone I snagged a handful of them to give away… to you. These aren’t just any coupons. They are good for 2 lbs of that awesome Tillamook cheese for FREE. Plus they are good until December 31, 2013. Here’s the thing –  you won’t get just one coupon. You are going to get three. Six pounds of free cheese.


Here’s the other thing. FIVE of you are going to get these coupons.

Love me? Of course you do.

So, how do you get these? You know the drill if you have been hanging out with us here at Restless Chipotle very long.

You get one entry for each comment and you can get up to 5 entries by doing the following and coming back and leaving a comment that let’s me know what you did.

  • You get one entry for leaving a comment on this post
  • You get one entry for liking the Tillamook facebook page
  • You get one entry for following me on twitter @MaryeAudet
  • You get one entry for following Tillamook on twitter @TillamookCheese
  • You get one entry for tweeting and linking to the giveaway
Let’s start the giveaway tonight and close the comments on Novemeber 12 at 5 pm CST.   I’ll announce the winner here, on RestlessChipotle Facebook page , and on Twitter sometime Tuesday afternoon. Just, whatever you do, don’t tell those nice folks at Tillamook Cheese that I was the one that swiped all of those coupons, ‘k?
One more thing. Check with your local stores or on the Tillamook site  and make sure that it is available in your area. It’d be sad if you won and couldn’t use them.
You are gonna love this stuff.
Have I ever lied to you?
Disclaimer: I was invited to the Beer and Cheese Pairing. The cheese and coupons were provided to me for free but the companies involved did not even know i was going to blog it, nor were they aware of this giveaway. All opinions are my own.


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  1. Elle

    What a fun event! I love the idea of cheeses with beer. And the date app? Sounds fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win. Cheeeeese.

  2. Elle

    I liked Tillamook on FB.

  3. Elle

    I follow you on Twitter.

  4. Elle

    I already follow Tillamook, too.

  5. Tim h

    Beer and cheese are n awesome combo. Especially with a big salty pretzel.

  6. Kyl Neusch

    tasty cheese!

  7. Heather S

    We love cheese

  8. Heather S

    like tillamook on fb heather s

  9. ky2here

    Separation of cheese and beer is prohibited by the 18th amendment to the constitution of the United States (Ok, that’s prohibition but you get the idea).

    ky2here at msn dot com

  10. ky2here

    like Tillamook FB as Kyhere Here

  11. ky2here

    following MaryeAudet twitter as ky2here1 (hope that’s the right account)

    ky2here at msn dot com

  12. ky2here

    following TillamookCheese twitter as ky2here1

  13. ky2here


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  14. Renee G

    We love Tillamook products.

  15. Erica Barnes

    I love cheese!

  16. Jennifer

    This looks yummy!

  17. Kayte CookWatts

    I love Tillamook! Extra sharp baby!

  18. Wendy

    My family loves cheese!

  19. Wendy

    I like Tillamook on FB as Wendy R.

  20. Jessie C.

    I’d like to try Monterey Jack

  21. Jessie C.

    Like the post and tweet.https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/266765628759752704

  22. Elena

    I love cheese. Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Elena

    Follow @TillamookCheese on twitter @ElenaIstomina

  24. Elena

    tweeted this giveaway:


  25. Elena


  26. Elena

    tweeted this giveaway-https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/266767460429070338

  27. Elena

    follow Tillamook Cheese on twitter @ElenaIstomina

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  28. cooladam1@live.com

    love tillamook cheese

  29. cooladam1@live.com

    like tillamook on fb

  30. renee walters

    I love Tillamook products! Thanks!

  31. renee walters

    I follow you on Twitter as ReneeWalters2! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  32. renee walters

    I like Tillamook on Facebook as Renee Walters! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  33. debbie

    I would love to try this cheese.

  34. Cynthia C

    It’s also delicious with fresh cut apples. Love it!

  35. Cynthia C


  36. linda lansford

    liking the Tillamook facebook page

  37. Diane F

    We love cheese at our house!!

  38. Paige wasserman

    A day without cheese is like a day without sunshine.

  39. Sarah S

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Ttrockwood

    I love the variety and quality of their cheeses

  41. Ttrockwood

    Liked tillamook on fb

  42. Ttrockwood

    I follow tillamook on twitter (@terri)

  43. Patrice

    I love cheese! I’ve never had the Tillamook brand, but I checked and it’s available at a store near my house.

  44. Christine

    love Tillamook

  45. Patrice

    I liked Tillamook on Facebook.

  46. Trinity Babichuk

    i love tillamook – seriously tastes so much better than other cheeses!

  47. Robin

    I love getting their cheese

  48. Robin

    I like Tillamook on FB – Robin Trexel

  49. Caryn S

    Thanks for the giveaway

  50. Karen Gonyea

    Sounds wonderful :)

  51. MaryR

    Tillamook giveaway…thanks !

  52. natalia ryjova

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Deb C

    I love Tillamook Cheese. So far, the only place I can find it locally is Whole Foods.

  54. Deb C

    I like Tillamook on Facebook. Deb Christie

  55. Deb C

    I Tweeted –

  56. jen gersch

    I have never tried this I would love it

  57. Jennifer Reed

    We are cheese lovers in our house but have never tried Tillamook. Thanks for the chance.

  58. Anna

    I always see Tilamook in the grocery store and it looks so appetizing! Would love the chance to try some.

  59. Stephanie Larison

    Awesome giveaway! My whole family loves cheese.

  60. Stephanie Larison

    Tillamook liked on facebook!

  61. Stephanie Larison

    Not sure if my other post went thru, doesn’t look like it?
    Anyway, liked on facebook also!

  62. Sarah

    Cheese and beer are two of my favorite foodstuffs.

  63. Sarah

    Following you on Twitter @sarohioan

  64. Sarah

    Following Tillamook on Twitter @sarohioan

  65. Charlene

    I use this brand often. They have great varieties & the taste is delicious :)

  66. Rachel

    i love love love Tillamook

  67. Rachel

    I liked Tillamook on facebook

  68. sheila k

    I have loved Tillamook cheese since I was a little kid. It can always be trusted. Also love their ice cream.

  69. Annemarie Z.

    I love cheese!

  70. Annemarie Z.

    I like the Tillamook Facebook page. (Annemarie Zito)

  71. Annemarie Z.

    I follow @MaryeAudet on Twitter. (annemariez3)

  72. Annemarie Z.

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter. (annemariez3)

  73. Susan Smith

    We love cheese

  74. Susan Smith

    liked Tillamook on Facebook Susan Smith

  75. Susan Smith

    follow you via twitter susan1215

  76. Lorena Keech

    I was first introduced to Tillamook when my brother lived in Oregon and have loved it ever since.

  77. Lorena Keech

    I liked Tillamook on facebook.

  78. Sonya

    I adore Tillamook!

  79. Sonya

    I follow @TillamookCheese as dewer421

  80. Brittney House

    I would love to try cooking with this cheese

  81. Sandy V.

    Tillamook makes good cheese and also has delicious ice cream.

  82. shawna

    I love me some cheese!

  83. Kayte CookWatts

    Tillamook has been my favorite brand since I was a little kid!

  84. Kayte CookWatts

    I like Tillamook on Facebook!

  85. Kayte CookWatts


  86. Tammy

    Yum! How fun, and cheese is so tasty!

  87. Karl Wankowicz

    Cheesy is good.

  88. Whitney Lindeman

    Tillamook is my favorite cheese…and I love me some cheese.

  89. Whitney Lindeman

    I like Tillamook on Facebook.

  90. Whitney Lindeman

    I follow you on Twitter as @whitsweeps.

  91. Whitney Lindeman

    I follow Tillamook on Twitter as @whitsweeps.

  92. Whitney Lindeman

    I tweeted:

  93. melina r

    would love to win some cheese.

  94. Akira Sieben

    The best cheese ever.

  95. Corey Olomon

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Corey Olomon

    I followed Tillamook on Twitter (CoreyOlomonWA).

  97. Corey Olomon

    I followed you on Twitter (CoreyOlomonWA).

  98. Corey Olomon

    I followed Tillamook on Facebook.

  99. Corey Olomon

    I tweeted at: https://twitter.com/CoreyOlomonWA/status/267892367711936512

  100. Brian E.

    Thanks for the giveaway… we love their pepper jack !!!

  101. Brian E.

    Like Tillamook Cheese / Facebook: bryan eason

  102. Brian E.

    Following @TillamookCheese via Twitter: @brianpiero

  103. Merilee

    Tillamook cheese! Yum!!

  104. Denise Donaldson

    I love tillamook cheese! Thanks for the giveaway!

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  105. Sherry Conrad

    How fun, we love their cheese, must have been some night. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  106. Sherry Conrad

    Follow you on Twitter dddiva

  107. Sherry Conrad

    Like Tilamook on FB Sherry Conrad

  108. Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating

    My mom loves cheese! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

  109. carol y l

    We LOVE this cheese! I do think it is the best. Sure would go a long way for the grocery bill and I could share with my kids. Thanks!

  110. carol y l

    liked Tillamook facebook page carol lewis

  111. carol y l

    I follow you on Twitter dresdenrain

  112. carol y l

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter now dresdenrain

  113. carol y l

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/267996580194430976

  114. kathy pease

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  115. kathy pease


  116. tanya Bartlett

    Thanks for the giveaway

  117. Jessica

    I love cheese. I make a tasty cheese& beer fondue.

  118. Jessica

    I liked Tillamook on Facebook (Jessica K)

  119. cinnamonc63@aol.com

    I’ve never tried that cheese, but I would love to!

  120. Dorothy Hubbard

    I love cheese and tillamook is one of the best.

  121. Nicole D.

    Looks yummy! I’ve never tried it before!

  122. Dorothy Hubbard

    I like Tillamook on FB D Hubbard.

  123. Alisha L.

    I have never tried Tillamook Cheese but would love to! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
    bakergurl02 (aT) yahoo (dot) com

  124. Alisha L.

    Tillamook FB Fan @Alisha Lesage

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  125. Alisha L.

    TWitter Follower of Marye @Xizelle

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  126. Alisha L.

    Tillamook Twitter Follower @Xizelle

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  127. Alisha L.

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Xizelle/status/268033803862298625

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  128. tanya

    I looove Tillamook cheese – we go through a lot of cheese here in the north country and I like pairing with new things (beer!) too to make it interesting

  129. Jennifer Peaslee

    Oh I love cheese! I’ve haven’t tried Tillamook yet, but I’d love to! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

  130. Vicki D.

    I saw the Tillamook Cheese Factory when I was in Oregon, but I have not tasted any of their cheeses. My sister loves them.

  131. Tammy Greer

    I love Tillamook cheese! Cheese and beer together sounds great!!!!!

  132. Tammy Greer

    “Like” Tillamook on FB. (Tammy Greer)

    LuckyTJG at cs dot com

  133. jules mcnubbin

    i love tillamook!! yumm!!!

  134. jules mcnubbin

    im following you on twitter @buttmuffin

  135. jules mcnubbin

    im following tillamook on twitter @buttmuffin

  136. jules mcnubbin

    i like tillamook on facebook

  137. jules mcnubbin

    i tweeted https://twitter.com/buttmuffin/status/268059171579109376

  138. Sarah Hall

    I am a confirmed cheese lover…….would love to try this cheese. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  139. Cody Anderson

    I love cheese especially when I have it with beer, thanks for the giveaway.

  140. Cody Anderson

    Liked the Tillamook facebook page

  141. Cody Anderson

    Following @MaryeAudet on Twitter

  142. Cody Anderson

    Following @TillamookCheese on Twitter

  143. Betty C

    I love cheese and Tillamook is one of my favorites.

  144. Betty C

    I like Tillamook on Facebook.
    Betty Curran

  145. Betty C

    I follow you on Twitter as @willitara.

  146. Betty C

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter as @willitara.

  147. Melanie Montgomery

    Yum, I love cheese

  148. Sarah L

    Yes, please I’ll take the great cheese. Just in time for the holidays.
    Thanks for the contest.

  149. Sarah L

    Twitter follow you: slehan

  150. Sarah L

    Twitter follow TillamookCheese: slehan

  151. Sarah L

    FB like TillamookCheese: Slehan

  152. Cálaeb Temple

    i love tillamook!

  153. Cálaeb Temple

    i like Tillamook on fb.

  154. Cálaeb Temple

    following @MaryeAudet on twitter.


  155. Cálaeb Temple

    following @TillamookCheese on twitter.


  156. Jennifer Hensley

    OMG CHEEEEEEEESE! IT’s my downfall. And my vice. And my one true love.

  157. Jennifer Hensley

    Liked: Tillamook on FB

  158. Jennifer Hensley

    Followed: YOU on the twitterz ;)

  159. Jennifer Hensley

    Followed: @TillamookCheese on Twitter!

  160. Jennifer Hensley

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/bionicjenn/status/268084620048859136

  161. Lindsay

    I live in Oregon, and we get some kind of Tillamook cheese EVERY week. It’s soooooo good!

  162. Lindsay

    I liked on facebook!

  163. Lindsay

    Following @MaryeAudet on twitter. My name is @gravyness.

  164. Lindsay

    Following @TillamookCheese on twitter. My name is @gravyness.

  165. claire

    Just in time for the holidays.
    Thanks for the contest.

  166. Karen McG

    Thanks for setting up the giveaway. Love love love tillamook cheese. Liked them on Facebook. Oregon cheese is the best!

  167. DanV

    This is some great cheese

  168. DanV

    I’m following Tillamook on twitter @TillamookCheese

  169. Ed Nemmers

    Cheese makes my toes curl!

  170. susan smoaks

    this cheese is the best

  171. Giveaway is now closed to comments… None after this will be counted. :) Good LUCK!

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