Tillamook is the name of a brand of American cheddar.
It is made in white and orange varieties, and sold in three ages: medium (60 days), sharp (9 months), and Special Reserve Extra Sharp (15 months).
Tillamook Cheese is made two miles north of Tillamook, Oregon on Highway 101 by the Tillamook County Creamery Association, a cooperative owned by farmers, and named after the town and county.
During the cheesemaking process, the milk is heated to only 67 C (152 F). This means it is only “thermalized“, as opposed to “pasteurized“. Therefore, for the purpose of sale to the public, it is treated as a raw milk cheese and has to be aged a minimum of 60 days as per American law for raw milk cheeses.
See also: Cheddar Cheese