Saturday: Portland Cheese Festival @ Green Dragon | “The Wedge”

In addition to Portland’s ever-growing beer, wine, and spirits industries, there is also a flourishing cheese industry as well…ok, I don’t know if that’s true, but you can help grow it this weekend at SE Portland’s Wedge Cheese Festival, and it is this Saturday. Cost is free with a $5 donation.

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From Press Release:
Portland Cheese Festival - The WedgeThe Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival
Oct. 8, 2011 | 10am – 4pm

The Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub
928 SE 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Free to public. $5 suggested donation benefiting the nonprofit Oregon Cheese Guild.
More info: www.dairyfarmersor.com

Regional cheesemakers set to converge in Portland for day-long celebration of cheese

Artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheesemakers from throughout the Northwest will converge in Portland on Saturday, October 8, 2011, for The Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival. Organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild, the farmer’s market-style event will be held in front of the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub, located at 928 SE 9th Ave. in Southeast Portland, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SE 9th Avenue will be blocked off between Belmont and Yamhill to provide space for up to 35 cheesemakers, including Northwest participants from Fraga Farm Goat Cheese, Rivers Edge Chevre, Rogue Creamery, Tillamook Cheese, Tumalo Farms, Willamette Valley Cheese Company, and more.

The event is free and open to the public. The Oregon Cheese Guild suggests a $5 entry contribution, the proceeds of which will help the nonprofit Guild grow Oregon's artisan cheesemaker community. For more information and upcoming announcements of additional cheesemaker participants, visit www.oregoncheeseguild.org.

About the Oregon Cheese Guild
Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese Guild is dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese. The Guild is a collaborative effort to help cheese makers network, create educational opportunities and benefit from participating in economies of scale. The Guild is committed to growing its loyal base of artisan cheese lovers by educating consumers on high-quality handmade, farmstead and specialty cheeses. Membership is limited to farmstead, artisan and commercial cheese makers. www.oregoncheeseguild.org
Oregon Dairy Products Commission

The Oregon Dairy Products Commission works on behalf of 300 dairy farm families who, with the help of 115,000 dairy cows and 20 Oregon dairy processors, provide award-winning cheeses, milk, butter, and an extensive line of premium ice cream, sour cream and yogurt. Milk is the official state beverage of Oregon, and Oregon milk is recognized nationwide as a leader in the United States for milk quality. The Oregon dairy industry is a community-conscious, caring business that contributes more than $1 billion to Oregon’s economic well being each year. Oregon dairy producers care about their cows, their communities, and the land, air and water of Oregon. www.dairyfarmersor.com

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