Cheesemaker Education Day

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What: Cheesemaker Education Day is the west coast’s premier educational conference for the artisan cheese industry.

When: January 25 & 26, 2019

Where: Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331

Who: Creamery owners and cheesemakers from Oregon, the NW, California, further afield; people interested in starting a creamery business, others related to the artisan cheese industry, and students. In addition to the seminars, there will be a small trade show for cheese industry vendors.

Cost: Tickets are $100, and include all seminars, lunch, coffee breaks, and reception.  First ticket $30 for Oregon Cheese Guild members, additional tickets $65.  After January 23 and at the door, tickets are $125. FSMA workshop with Marc Bates on Friday, Jan. 26 is a $50 additional ticket.

Accommodations: Group rate $129/night at the Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to campus, click here to reserve.

Purchase Tickets Here

Conference Schedule
Friday, January 25

9:30-5:00 Food Safety Plan Workshop with Marc Bates (additional ticket $50)
Start, improve or review your FSP with Marc Bates. If you haven’t started your FSP this would be a good place to begin. If you have a plan but aren’t sure if it’s on track, bring your questions and concerns. If you think your plan is complete, this time can be spent conducting your required annual review. The NC State FSP curriculum with be used as an outline for the day.

6:30-8:30 No-Host Group Dinner, speaker and location TBD

Saturday, January 26 in LaSells Stewart Center

Regulatory Update – FSMA, PMO
Speaker: Frank Barcellos, ODA

All About Affinage

Sanitation & Environmental Monitoring + Unveiling OCG’s Lab Partnership Program

Making Vodka from Whey
Speaker: Lisbeth Goddik

Getting Creative with Funding
Compare and contrast a variety of alternative sources of $$ to grow your business.

Building an Annual Retail Promotion Plan

All About Instagram
Speaker: Jeremy Schubert, Lunabean Media

BYO Cheese Reception
Bring one or two of your favorite creations to share and taste your colleagues’ cheeses. No host bar.

Vendor Displays

Cheesemaker Education Day is moving to the LaSells Stewart Center so this year we have the opportunity to have multiple vendors with full 10×10 spaces. There are two options available, sign up for booth space here:

Cheesemaker Education Day Sponsorship – $500

8’ table in conference center lobby
2 tickets to Cheesemaker Education Day seminars, lunch, and reception
Logo on CED website
Ad and listing in CED program
Mentions in event promotion emails
Access to attendee list
Support the Oregon Cheese Guild and its members


Display Table – $250

8’ table
1 ticket to Cheesemaker Education Day seminars, lunch, and reception
Listing in CED program


Contact Katie Bray at katiembray(at)gmail(dot)com for more information on Cheesemaker Education Day.