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Jan 04 2011

Featured Personality: Georgia at the Fudge Counter

 

Georgia working at the Tillamook Cheese Factory fudge counter

Georgia Wilson-Zuercher wears two hats—er, aprons—at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, spending half her work days as a prep cook in the Farmhouse Café and the other half behind the fudge counter, making delicious Tillamook fudge.

Seven days a week during peak visitor season, Tillamook fudge is made— with real Tillamook Butter— in two large pots. It’s then sold in containers or by the pound in fudge loaves, on tempting displays behind the glass counter.

Our most popular Tillamook Fudge - Peanut Butter Chocolate

The fudge team has created over 40 flavors – variations on vanilla, chocolate, and milk chocolate fudge. The most popular flavor is Peanut Butter Chocolate, except among little girls, who seem drawn to the pink-and-white Raspberry Cheesecake. The newest flavor is Candy Bliss, a vanilla-pecan-caramel-chocolate confection.

Tillamook Fudge beckons visitors behind the glass case at the Tillamook Cheese Factory

Georgia says Tillamook is one of the best companies a person could work for. When her husband passed away several years ago, “they were so good to me—they went above and beyond,” she says. And when she remarried, to childhood friend Stan, “everyone was very happy for me.” Georgia and Stan have three adult daughters and three grandchildren, happily living close by in the Pacific Northwest.

The highlight of making fudge, Georgia says, is seeing the results as each batch is finished. And over her 10 years at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, she’s enjoyed watching some of her coworkers grow up from teenagers to adults with their own kids. “It’s been fun to watch,” she says. “They’re really good people.”

“As far as I’m concerned, you couldn’t have a better job than this one,” she says.

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4 Responses to “Featured Personality: Georgia at the Fudge Counter”

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    Barbara Says:

    Please tell me where I can buy some of their fudge. Loved it when we visited but would like to buy some more. thank you B Corker

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    Tara Says:

    Hi Barbara! We’re so glad you like Tillamook Fudge! Tillamook Fudge is only available at the Cheese Factory where we make it fresh daily. Come back and see us sometime for some more!

    Thanks,
    Tara of the Tillamook Team

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    Rebecca Stone Says:

    I am a huge cheese fan. If you ever have any Italian recipes with cheese, please send them to me and I will link the recipe on my website to your website for at least one month. My recipe is currently for Italian omelettes with and without cheese. http://FreeItalianTeacher.com.

    I wrote Quantum Brain Healing http://amzn.to/Xdry4E

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    Callie Says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for reaching out to us! If you’re looking for Italian recipes, I think you’d love the Caprese Melt from Dave Danhi at the Grilled Cheese Truck. It’s melty, cheesy and delicious! Please let me know if you have more questions!

    Thanks again,

    Callie, of the Tillamook team

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