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Watch: Making a Cheddar Cheese With a 100-Year-Old Recipe

Visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory on ‘The Process’

Tillamook has been in business for more than 100 years, and in that time, the Oregon-based dairy company has used the same recipe for its signature cheddar cheese. Once formed into a solid, Tillamook ages the cheese between 60 days and two years to ensure sharp cheddar flavor.

In this episode of The Process, take a look at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon, where liquid ingredients become uniform blocks of packaged cheddar cheese. Ten pounds of milk produce one pound of cheddar. Once aged, the cheese is inspected for consistent taste, before being pushed out to a mechanized assembly line for slicing, packaging, and, finally, delivery to stores across the country.