Featured Personality: Georgia at the Fudge Counter
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.
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.
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.