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National Cheddar Day

After over a century spent perfecting its award-winning cheddar recipe, Tillamook founded National Cheddar to be celebrated on February 13th.

During this event, live presenters Michael Landis, Jill Allen and Denise LaBrie will be showing each cheesemonger’s recorded Cheese Board presentation, discussing their favorites. Each Cheesemonger will present a cheese board specially designed with one of Tillamook’s Maker’s Reserve Vintage Cheddars. Our select group of Judges will vote for the best one. You can vote for your favorite as well!

Five Cheese Mongers – Five Tillamook Cheddars – Five Cheese Boards

ONE Winner!

Registration is free and encouraging to secure your spot today.

Here’s our Cheesemongers.

Nicole Easterday ACS CCP ®, FARMcurious

Nicole Easterday is an Oakland, CA resident, urban farmer and founder of FARMcurious, an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and equipping urban homesteaders in the Bay Area. Nicole teaches cheesemaking, fermenting and other urban homesteading classes. Link to website:

Tonda Corrente, Le Femme Fromage

Tonda is a wine & cheese enthusiast at heart; her passion for food goes beyond the kitchen, to the farms, & involves all the delicious components of the celebration of life, that you would desire around the dinner table. In 2013, she opened La Femme Du Fromage, a cheese shop located at the East End Market in Audubon Park, Orlando, FL. The East End Market brings front-and-center the importance of a local food culture focusing on community, commerce and education. Link to website:

Lindsey Fougerson ACS CCP ®, HEB

Lindsey is a cheese specialist at HEB Grocery in San Antonio, TX and a self-proclaimed curd nerd. You can see images of the beautiful boards she crafts on IG:

Sarah Munly ACS CCP ® WSET L2, Provvista Specialty Foods

Sarah is a sales Associate at Provvista Specialty Foods in Oregon. She has worked in the Specialty Cheese Industry for 8 years in roles such as sales, cheesemonger and educator. Sarah won the West Coast CMI in 2020and in November, 2020 was featured in an article by

Benjamin Young, The Fox and The Crow Cheese Shop & Bistro

Benjamin is a cheesemonger at The Fox and The Crow Cheese Shop & Bistro in Colorado where they offer farmstead and artisan cheeses and meats from 5 to 5,000 miles away. Ben enjoys introducing his customers to their new favorite cheese.

On National Cheddar Day, February 13, to celebrate its 110th birthday and share a passion for cheddar with cheese-lovers nationwide, giving cheddar a day to shine on its own. Michael and a team of experts from across the Specialty Cheese industry are coming together to celebrate Maker’s Reserve – some of Tillamook’s finest cheddars. We have invited some of the industry’s top cheesemonger talent to craft a cheeseboard with pairings and will be giving each of them a different vintage of Maker’s Reserve Cheddar as their inspiration.

Who: National Cheddar Day

What: 5 Cheese Mongers, 5 Cheese Boards and 1 Winner

Where: Live on Zoom (Register Below)

When: Saturday, February 13th at 4:00 pm EST

Register in advance for this Event

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Event

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