Oregon Cheesemakers Take Home Awards in 2022

Behind every great cheese stands a great cheese maker. In Oregon, we’re lucky to have some of the most innovative and creative minds in the business! This year, Oregon cheese makers continued to rack up awards for their cheeses. We want to congratulate our cheese makers for their hard work and ingenuity and to invite others to take a bite out of the challenging and rewarding world of cheesemaking.

Thank you to all our cheesemakers who attended the American Cheese Society in Portland this year! Back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the event welcomed cheesemakers from across the world. Congratulations to Briar Rose Creamery, Face Rock Creamery, Rogue Creamery and Tillamook who won awards at the prestigious conference this year.

Rouge Creamery President and Lead Cheesemaker, David Gremmels, was the recipient of the ACS Lifetime Achievement Award for his 30 years of professional accomplishments in the artisan cheese community.

Tillamook was honored this year with four Gold, one Silver and two Bronze awards at the 125th International Cheese & Dairy Awards (ICDA). The ICDA is the oldest and largest dairy show of its kind in the world. Tillamook took home medals for it’s cheddar cheese, smoked cheese and cream cheese spreads.

Want to know what it takes to be a great cheesemaker? World Cheese Award-winner and founder of Rogue Creamery, David Gremmels (aka “Mr. Blue”), shares his thoughts with those who want to start their own cheese-making business.

To learn more about Oregon cheeses and cheesemakers, visit OregonCheeseGuild.org.