There’s a Petition to Remove the ‘American’ From American Cheese

June 25, 2015

Tillamook says American cheese is actually quite un-American.

Is American cheese — that unnaturally orange, admittedly plasticky, yet perfectly melty fodder for grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers — really worthy of bearing our nation’s name? Cheese brand Tillamook doesn’t think so. The latest campaign from the farmer-owned dairy co-op is aiming to get 100,000 signatures for a petition urging the White House “to remove America’s name from processed cheese.” (That’s the number of signatures required to merit a response from the White House.)

The campaign includes some truly epic artwork depicting Abraham Lincoln skewering slices of American cheese while riding on…