The Wedge

wedge2011The Wedge Celebrates Cheese This Saturday

Regional cheesemakers unite in Portland for day-long celebration of artisan cheese

WHAT:
This farmer’s market-style event will feature artisan, specialty and farmstead cheesemakers as well as craft foods from the Northwest.

The following vendors will be showcasing their products: Ancient Heritage Dairy, Bellwether Farms, Briar Rose Creamery, Columbia River Smoked Salmon, Cypress Grove Chevre, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Ferns’ Edge Goat Dairy, Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese, Hot Pepper Sensation, La Mariposa, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Ochoa’s Queseria, Olympic Provisions, Portland Creamery, Rogue Creamery, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Taza Chocolate, The Cheese Plate PDX, Tillamook, Willapa Hills Cheese, Willamette Valley Cheese Co. and more.

The festival is organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild and Rogue Ales & Spirits. The Oregon Cheese Guild suggests a $5 entry contribution to help the nonprofit Guild grow Oregon’s artisan cheesemaker community.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Green Dragon Pub & Bistro
928 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
SE 9th Avenue will be blocked between Belmont and Yamhill

ACTIVITIES:
· Live music
· Cheese tasting
· Artisan grilled cheese bar
· Kid’s corner activities
· Meet a dairy princess-ambassador
· Cheese bowling
· 11 a.m. Northwest Cheese 101
· 1 p.m. Beer and Cheese Pairing
· 3 p.m. Complimenting Your Cheese