Cheesemaker Education Day

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

When: January 27 & 28, 2017

Where: Oregon State University, Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, 3521 SW Campus Way, 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 $75, and include all seminars, lunch, coffee breaks, and reception.  First ticket $25 for Oregon Cheese Guild members, additional tickets $50.  After January 23 and at the door, tickets are $100.

Buy Tickets Here

Conference Schedule

Friday, January 27

1:00-5:00     Hands-On Cheesemaking Part I
Speaker:       Peter Dixon

6:00-7:00     The Cowgirl Creamery Story
Speakers:     Sue Conley

7:00-9:00     Group Dinner

Saturday, January 28

8:30                Welcome

8:40-10:00    Regulatory Q&A
Speakers:       Marc Bates and Frank Barcellos

10:00-10:20  Break

10:20-11:20   Finding a Lab Partner

11:20-12:00   Peter Dixon

12:00-12:45   Lunch

12:45-2:30     The Whole Package

2:30-2:45       Break

2:45-3:45       Exit Planning

3:45-4:30      Oregon Cheese Month 2017 – Get Involved! 

4:30-5:30     Cheese and Drink Reception

 Friday and Saturday 1:00-5:00 

Cheesemaking Track: Hands-On Cheesemaking with Peter Dixon


Vendor Displays

With the move to the new Oldfield Agriculture Building, Cheesemaker Education Day can now accommodate vendor displays! There are two options available through our ticketing site:

Cheesemaker Education Day Sponsorship – $500

  • 8’ table with two chairs in premier location
  • 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 – $200

  • 8’ table with two chairs
  • 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.