Tillamook Love Loaf Tour Wraps Up Metro LA

[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler With Tillamook Cheddar at Akasha”][/caption] You may have heard the Tillamook name being touted around food news lately - more specifically as a result of their recent Love Loaf Tour, which actually wraps up their Metro L.A. leg of good will and free cheddar goodness today. Well, that is with exception to the Grilled Cheese Invitational, which they are the official cheese sponsor of. [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“240” caption=“Tillamook Baby Loaf (yes, they really are small!)”][/caption] A couple weeks ago I joined the ranks of a few other food bloggers, writers and all-out cheese lovers at the Baby Loaf’s stop at Akasha Restaurant in Culver City. We enjoyed platters of triangle-sliced Tillamook as well as Chef Akasha Richmond’s creative genius in incorporating the cheddar into her recipes. We garnished toasts with her mango chutney and fig-avocado spreads, enjoyed her baked mac ‘n cheese and gobbled up half-baked fingerling potatoes. My favorite bite, however, was definitely the pulled pork sliders which came encased in biscuits and sandwiched with coleslaw. The hands-down most creative usage of Tillamook was the White Tillamook Cheddar melted atop Chef Akasha’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler! It gave the otherwise sweet dessert a nice cheesy tang and made the dish quite savory. Truly, you can do anything with cheese. Good thing Angelenos can still get their free samples of Tillamook … today, only. Check out the locations below for the Baby Loaves’ stops for today, only. Looks like if you’re in Mid-City, South L.A. and Century City today, you’ve lucked out. Food at Akasha Restaurant-Tillamook media event was hosted; pictures of Chef Akasha Richmond’s and my cats were shared. Further reading: My Life-Long “Loaf” Affair With Tillamook Cheese - Diana Takes a Bite Akasha Means “Enlightening One’s Tongue With Joy” - My Last Bite My Tillamook - Charles at 1HundredMiles

Love Loaf Tour LA concludes today (Monday, April 12, 2010) at:

Food 4 Less 1717 S. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90019 12 - 7 PM

Food 4 Less 1091 S. Hoover Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 12 - 7 PM

Ralph’s 10309 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 11 AM - 6 PM

@TillamookCheese @AkashaCC