Central Point, OR – Join more than 20 cheesemakers and 80 specialty food and beverage producers from Oregon and beyond at the Oregon Cheese Festival. This farmers market-style festival features local artisan cheese, food, beer, cider, spirits, wine, and crafts under several tents in its traditional location outside the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop as well as in and around the newly refurbished Crater Iron Building (operated by Central Point School District) on North Front St. in Central Point, OR. The Cheesemaker Dinner on Friday, March 15 allows cheese enthusiasts to mingle with cheesemakers while they immerse themselves in five cheese-themed courses paired with local drinks. Included is the famous appetizers hour featuring a gorgeous spread of dozens of Oregon cheeses piled high.
Where: Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop and Crater Iron Building, 311 & 419 North Front St. (Hwy. 99), Central Point, OR.
When: Saturday March 16, 11am-5pm and Sunday March 17, 11am-4pm.
Cost: Cheese and food sampling tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Wine/cider/beer/spirit tasting is an additional $10 and includes a commemorative glass.
Early VIP entry (10:30am) is an additional $15 and includes a swag bag.
Tickets on sale Monday, January 7!
Who: This is a family friendly event. Children 12 and under taste for free.
Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese Guild is dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese. The Guild is a collaborative effort to increase awareness of Oregon’s artisanal cheeses, create educational opportunities, and provide a platform for cooperation and shared resources among Oregon cheesemakers.