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

tillamook cheese pr party

Giveaway is now closed to comments. Thanks.

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.


This giveaway is listed on Online-Sweepstakes.com


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

  2. susan smoaks

    this cheese is the best

  3. Ed Nemmers

    Cheese makes my toes curl!

  4. DanV

    I’m following Tillamook on twitter @TillamookCheese

  5. DanV

    This is some great cheese

  6. Karen McG

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

  7. claire

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

  8. Lindsay

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

  9. Lindsay

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

  10. Lindsay

    I liked on facebook!

  11. Lindsay

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

  12. Jennifer Hensley

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

  13. Jennifer Hensley

    Followed: @TillamookCheese on Twitter!

  14. Jennifer Hensley

    Followed: YOU on the twitterz ;)

  15. Jennifer Hensley

    Liked: Tillamook on FB

  16. Jennifer Hensley

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

  17. Cálaeb Temple

    following @TillamookCheese on twitter.


  18. Cálaeb Temple

    following @MaryeAudet on twitter.


  19. Cálaeb Temple

    i like Tillamook on fb.

  20. Cálaeb Temple

    i love tillamook!

  21. Sarah L

    FB like TillamookCheese: Slehan

  22. Sarah L

    Twitter follow TillamookCheese: slehan

  23. Sarah L

    Twitter follow you: slehan

  24. Sarah L

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

  25. Melanie Montgomery

    Yum, I love cheese

  26. Betty C

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter as @willitara.

  27. Betty C

    I follow you on Twitter as @willitara.

  28. Betty C

    I like Tillamook on Facebook.
    Betty Curran

  29. Betty C

    I love cheese and Tillamook is one of my favorites.

  30. Cody Anderson

    Following @TillamookCheese on Twitter

  31. Cody Anderson

    Following @MaryeAudet on Twitter

  32. Cody Anderson

    Liked the Tillamook facebook page

  33. Cody Anderson

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

  34. Sarah Hall

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

  35. jules mcnubbin

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

  36. jules mcnubbin

    i like tillamook on facebook

  37. jules mcnubbin

    im following tillamook on twitter @buttmuffin

  38. jules mcnubbin

    im following you on twitter @buttmuffin

  39. jules mcnubbin

    i love tillamook!! yumm!!!

  40. Tammy Greer

    “Like” Tillamook on FB. (Tammy Greer)

    LuckyTJG at cs dot com

  41. Tammy Greer

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

  42. 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.

  43. Jennifer Peaslee

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

  44. 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

  45. Alisha L.

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

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  46. Alisha L.

    Tillamook Twitter Follower @Xizelle

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  47. Alisha L.

    TWitter Follower of Marye @Xizelle

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  48. Alisha L.

    Tillamook FB Fan @Alisha Lesage

    bakergurl02 (aT) yahoo (dot) com

  49. Alisha L.

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

  50. Dorothy Hubbard

    I like Tillamook on FB D Hubbard.

  51. Nicole D.

    Looks yummy! I’ve never tried it before!

  52. Dorothy Hubbard

    I love cheese and tillamook is one of the best.

  53. cinnamonc63@aol.com

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

  54. Jessica

    I liked Tillamook on Facebook (Jessica K)

  55. Jessica

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

  56. tanya Bartlett

    Thanks for the giveaway

  57. kathy pease


  58. kathy pease

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

  59. carol y l

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

  60. carol y l

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter now dresdenrain

  61. carol y l

    I follow you on Twitter dresdenrain

  62. carol y l

    liked Tillamook facebook page carol lewis

  63. 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!

  64. Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating

    My mom loves cheese! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

  65. Sherry Conrad

    Like Tilamook on FB Sherry Conrad

  66. Sherry Conrad

    Follow you on Twitter dddiva

  67. Sherry Conrad

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

  68. Denise Donaldson

    I love tillamook cheese! Thanks for the giveaway!

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  69. Merilee

    Tillamook cheese! Yum!!

  70. Brian E.

    Following @TillamookCheese via Twitter: @brianpiero

  71. Brian E.

    Like Tillamook Cheese / Facebook: bryan eason

  72. Brian E.

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

  73. Corey Olomon

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

  74. Corey Olomon

    I followed Tillamook on Facebook.

  75. Corey Olomon

    I followed you on Twitter (CoreyOlomonWA).

  76. Corey Olomon

    I followed Tillamook on Twitter (CoreyOlomonWA).

  77. Corey Olomon

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  78. Akira Sieben

    The best cheese ever.

  79. melina r

    would love to win some cheese.

  80. Whitney Lindeman

    I tweeted:

  81. Whitney Lindeman

    I follow Tillamook on Twitter as @whitsweeps.

  82. Whitney Lindeman

    I follow you on Twitter as @whitsweeps.

  83. Whitney Lindeman

    I like Tillamook on Facebook.

  84. Whitney Lindeman

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

  85. Karl Wankowicz

    Cheesy is good.

  86. Tammy

    Yum! How fun, and cheese is so tasty!

  87. Kayte CookWatts


  88. Kayte CookWatts

    I like Tillamook on Facebook!

  89. Kayte CookWatts

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

  90. shawna

    I love me some cheese!

  91. Sandy V.

    Tillamook makes good cheese and also has delicious ice cream.

  92. Brittney House

    I would love to try cooking with this cheese

  93. Sonya

    I follow @TillamookCheese as dewer421

  94. Sonya

    I adore Tillamook!

  95. Lorena Keech

    I liked Tillamook on facebook.

  96. Lorena Keech

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

  97. Susan Smith

    follow you via twitter susan1215

  98. Susan Smith

    liked Tillamook on Facebook Susan Smith

  99. Susan Smith


  100. Susan Smith

    We love cheese

  101. Annemarie Z.

    I follow @TillamookCheese on Twitter. (annemariez3)

  102. Annemarie Z.

    I follow @MaryeAudet on Twitter. (annemariez3)

  103. Annemarie Z.

    I like the Tillamook Facebook page. (Annemarie Zito)

  104. Annemarie Z.

    I love cheese!

  105. sheila k

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

  106. Rachel

    I liked Tillamook on facebook

  107. Rachel

    i love love love Tillamook

  108. Charlene

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

  109. Sarah

    Following Tillamook on Twitter @sarohioan

  110. Sarah

    Following you on Twitter @sarohioan

  111. Sarah

    Cheese and beer are two of my favorite foodstuffs.

  112. Stephanie Larison

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

  113. Stephanie Larison

    Tillamook liked on facebook!

  114. Stephanie Larison

    Awesome giveaway! My whole family loves cheese.

  115. Anna

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

  116. Jennifer Reed

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

  117. jen gersch

    I have never tried this I would love it

  118. Deb C

    I Tweeted –

  119. Deb C

    I like Tillamook on Facebook. Deb Christie

  120. Deb C

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

  121. natalia ryjova

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. MaryR

    Tillamook giveaway…thanks !

  123. Karen Gonyea

    Sounds wonderful :)

  124. Caryn S

    Thanks for the giveaway

  125. Robin

    I like Tillamook on FB – Robin Trexel

  126. Robin

    I love getting their cheese

  127. Trinity Babichuk

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

  128. Patrice

    I liked Tillamook on Facebook.

  129. Christine

    love Tillamook

  130. Patrice

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

  131. Ttrockwood

    I follow tillamook on twitter (@terri)

  132. Ttrockwood

    Liked tillamook on fb

  133. Ttrockwood

    I love the variety and quality of their cheeses

  134. Sarah S

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Paige wasserman

    A day without cheese is like a day without sunshine.

  136. Diane F

    We love cheese at our house!!

  137. linda lansford

    liking the Tillamook facebook page

  138. Cynthia C


  139. Cynthia C

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

  140. debbie

    I would love to try this cheese.

  141. renee walters

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

  142. renee walters

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

  143. renee walters

    I love Tillamook products! Thanks!

  144. cooladam1@live.com

    like tillamook on fb

  145. cooladam1@live.com

    love tillamook cheese

  146. Elena

    follow Tillamook Cheese on twitter @ElenaIstomina

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  147. Elena

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

  148. Elena


  149. Elena

    tweeted this giveaway:


  150. Elena

    Follow @TillamookCheese on twitter @ElenaIstomina

  151. Elena

    I love cheese. Thank you for the giveaway!

  152. Jessie C.

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

  153. Jessie C.

    I’d like to try Monterey Jack

  154. Wendy

    I like Tillamook on FB as Wendy R.

  155. Wendy

    My family loves cheese!

  156. Kayte CookWatts

    I love Tillamook! Extra sharp baby!

  157. Jennifer

    This looks yummy!

  158. Erica Barnes

    I love cheese!

  159. Renee G

    We love Tillamook products.

  160. ky2here


    ky2here at msn dot com

  161. ky2here

    following TillamookCheese twitter as ky2here1

  162. ky2here

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

    ky2here at msn dot com

  163. ky2here

    like Tillamook FB as Kyhere Here

  164. 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

  165. Heather S

    like tillamook on fb heather s

  166. Heather S

    We love cheese

  167. Kyl Neusch

    tasty cheese!

  168. Tim h

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

  169. Elle

    I already follow Tillamook, too.

  170. Elle

    I follow you on Twitter.

  171. Elle

    I liked Tillamook on FB.

  172. 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.

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