The Tillamook Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Contest is Back to Determine Who Has the Best Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Home Cooks Have an Opportunity to Win $1,000 Regionally and $5,000


Aug 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from Tillamook County Creamery Association

    TILLAMOOK, Ore., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to start those
 graters! Tillamook Cheese today announced the acceptance of recipe
 submissions for the 2007 Tillamook Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Contest
 ( The contest returns this year, giving
 amateur food lovers a chance to win $5,000 in a national recipe contest
 dedicated to an all-time favorite comfort food.
     Regional cook-offs will take place in six locations: Portland, Oregon;
 Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; San Antonio,
 Texas; and San Francisco, California. Three finalists in each regional
 cook-off will be chosen based on unique use of ingredients, taste and
 overall creativity. At each cook-off, finalists will prepare their macaroni
 and cheese recipes from scratch and local celebrity judges and culinary
 experts will judge the three dishes to declare a regional winner. The
 regional winner will receive $1,000 in cash, 25 lbs. of Tillamook(R)
 cheese, and various other prizes.
     Most importantly, regional winners will earn the right to compete in
 the grand finale cook-off in Portland, Oregon against other finalists, for
 the title of "the Big Cheese", $5,000 in cash and endless bragging rights.
 The two runners up will each win 15 lbs. of Tillamook cheese and other
     Kathy Holstad, marketing director for Tillamook Cheese, said she is
 looking forward to the cook-offs again this year. "In previous years, we
 have tasted some very unique recipes that changed the traditional view of
 macaroni and cheese to a more gourmet dish," she said. "We are very excited
 for recipe submissions this year and expect an even greater participation,
 as well as a few surprises, at this year's cook-offs."
     Recipe submission dates are determined by region. Check the Web site: for specific entry dates, more information
 about the contest, and to enter a recipe online. Entries also can be sent
 by mail to: Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese Contest: 1100 SW Sixth Avenue,
 Suite 1425, Portland, OR 97204.
     About Tillamook County Creamery Association
     The Tillamook County Creamery Association, formed as a farmer-owned
 cooperative in 1909, has earned a reputation as one of the nation's premier
 brands of cheese. TCCA is a national marketer of naturally aged cheddar and
 a variety of other cheeses, butter, and an extensive line of premium ice
 cream, sour cream and yogurt. TCCA is most famously known for its
 internationally award-winning Tillamook(R) cheddar cheese. For more
 information visit our Web site:
     For more information, contact:
     Martina Lohman or Erika Simms, APR
     Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Inc.
     (503) 419-4123 / (503) 419-4120 /

SOURCE Tillamook County Creamery Association