Celebrate Oregon Cheese Month!

Cheese lovers unite! September is Oregon Cheese Month and there’s no better time to check out the many creative and savory flavors of cheese made in Oregon.

With over 250 varieties of sheep, cow and goat cheeses made here, you’ll be sure to find old and new favorites. Experience some of Oregon’s finest cheeses at The Wedge! Hosted by the Oregon Cheese Guild at Alder Block on September 24th, this in-person event will have samples of cheese from Briar Rose Creamery, Rogue Creamery, Don Froylan Creamery, Face Rock Creamery, Cascadia Cheese and many others, along with local wine, spirits and savories. Tickets sell out fast! Get yours here: www.thewedgeportland.com

Want to find out where your cheese comes from? Several dairies have tours open to the public. Rogue Creamery hosts tours of their dairy, a few miles away from their retail shop in Central Point, OR. The dairy also hosts a farmstead shop where you can purchase their handcrafted blue and cheddar cheeses.

TMK Creamery is open for self-guided tours of their dairy barn and has a open-air eatery with food carts and live music on the weekends.

Cheesemakers stretch, chop and stir Don Froylan’s cheese before your very eyes at Ocho’s Queseria in Salem, OR where you can pick up a tasty quesadilla made with the freshest queso you’ve ever tasted.

Photo: Nestucca Bay Creamery

Follow your nose on more adventures on The Oregon Cheese Trail where you can find out more about Oregon’s rich tradition of cheesemaking!

Don’t forget to buy local cheese with the Oregon Cheese Guild label! Or just ask your local cheesemonger. Find out more about local cheesemakers by visiting the Oregon Cheese Guild site: www.oregoncheeseguild.org