The Wedge Cheese Festival

The Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival Returns on Oct. 8

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

wedgePORTLAND, Ore. – Artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheese makers 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 cheese makers, 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 cheese maker community. For more information and upcoming announcements of additional cheese maker 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.