Industry Partners

Industry Partners 2018-02-15T17:27:00+00:00

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Cheese Industry Suppliers

Dairy Connection

Dairy ingredient supplier Dairy Connection has served the Oregon cheesemaking community since 1999, with a commitment to the highest level of service. We are proud to become one of the Oregon Cheese Guild’s first Foundational Partners, and look forward to deepening our relationships with Oregon’s artisan cheesemaking community and working with the Oregon Cheese Guild to help forward the Guild’s initiatives. We take pride in our role as a preferred supplier of cultures, enzymes, other ingredients and technical expertise to a growing list of excellent cheesemakers.

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Mark Goldman

At Formaticum, we protect the life of cheese and defend its flavor.  Our cheese storage paper and bags are manufactured in France and designed specifically to wrap and store cheese.  Mimicking a  cheese cave, our products allow cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity.  Formaticum products are the same material used by the finest cheese professionals and keep your cheese tasting fresher, longer.  Cheese is alive.  Store it accordingly.

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Cheese Connection LLC

Kallijah Paraska
(844) 287-3711
(206) 307-7224

Founded in January 2010, by a Swiss-German family that has been making Swiss cheese for three generations, we couple tradition with innovation in our business. We carry cultures, lipase and rennet by Danisco, CHR Hansen, Biena, DSM, Lallemand, Bioprox, Code-Xing, Renco and many more manufacturers. We have over 100 different styles of cheese hoops in stock at all times and over 350 total supplies. The Cheese Connection LLC’s corporate headquarters and primary distribution center is located in Seattle, Washington so we can fulfill shipments to the Mountain, Southwest and West Coast clients very fast. We look forward to becoming an integral members of the Oregon Cheese Guild given our Northwest location.

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Simon Desmarais

Fromagex has been offering a wide range of products for cheesemaking for the last 16 years. Our team is proud to give an excellent service and support in a personalized approach orientated to production efficiency and quality.

We are a dynamic business based on teamworkefficiency and client approach. We work as partners with our clients and suppliers to create success and we are always willing to share our experience and knowledge.

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Innovative, cost-effective, easy to use analytical tools for process control (ensuring consistency to protect your brand name), safety, quality and product development.

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Bryan Colombo

Provvista Specialty Foods has partnered with Oregon cheesemakers since our inception in 1993. We are honored and excited to be a Foundational Partner. We look forward to working with the Oregon Cheese Guild to further strengthen Oregon cheese’s place in the industry, both locally and regionally.

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Welcome to DPI… We Deliver Success! People with a passion for fine specialty foods expect more. At DPI, we understand . . . and we deliver. DPI searches the world to provide our customers with an extraordinary selection of products that will delight consumers and enhance your business. Our product mix includes Gourmet, Specialty, Natural, Organic, Gluten Free, Local and Ethnic foods in all three temperature ranges. Our unique combination of product knowledge and options for in-store services ensures that DPI will deliver sales growth for our retailer and vendor partners.

The Peterson Company

We are the Pacific Northwest’s premiere specialty food supplier, committed to quality products and personalized service since 1947. We are a family owned and operated importer and wholesale distributor of specialty foods based in Auburn, WA. We pride ourselves on offering a product selection tailored to our customers’ needs, and the personalized service to work with our customers as partners in shared success.


New Seasons Market

We want to be the ultimate neighborhood grocery store. That means creating the best shopping experience possible. One that is easy, fun to shop, and genuinely friendly. It means providing you with the best mix of products, from Frosted Flakes to free-range chicken. It means building a market for local and regional products and supporting family farms. It means giving back to our community, and creating a progressive workplace where our staff can thrive.

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Umpqua Bank

As the West Coast’s largest community bank, we offer you financial sophistication and lending expertise, delivered with personalized service. A homegrown Oregon company, our internationally recognized banking strategy offers everything from a simple line of credit for managing your day-to-day operations to a detailed financing structure to support long term growth. From the smallest of cheesemakers to the largest of dairies, our products and services are customizable to fit your needs. Come talk to us today or visit our site.

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Elliott Powell Baden & Baker Inc. Insurance

Founded in 1950, Elliott Powell Baden & Baker Inc (EPB&B), an independent insurance agency, has become a leader in the local insurance community. With a business model based on integrity and service, EPB&B has developed a vibrant culture of the industry’s most sound and savvy insurance sales and service professionals. We are full service, multi-line agency, offering personal lines, commercial lines and life and health coverage to individuals and businesses throughout the Western United States.

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Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine is a full-service law firm, with approximately 500 attorneys operating across our nine offices throughout the west and east coasts of the United States and in Shanghai, China. DWT is proud to have one of the most comprehensive and coordinated food and beverage legal teams in the United States. DWT lawyers devoted to the food and beverage industry support clients daily by providing practical advice and strategic solutions associated with manufacturing and supply chain transactions among suppliers, distributors, and customers; marketing, advertising, and labeling, initiatives; trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret protection; food safety audits and product recall matters; corporate governance and commercial finance; employment practices, incentives, and benefits; and compliance, permitting, and policy matters with USDA, FDA, and alcohol beverage regulatory authorities. We facilitate game-changing industry mergers and acquisitions, and litigate and resolve “bet-the-farm” disputes for food and beverage clients facing those transformational events.

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Perkins & Co Accounting

Perkins & Co was founded in Portland in 1986 and has grown to be the largest locally owned accounting firm in Oregon. Our entrepreneurial mission is to be an alternative to the national firms while focusing on the business needs of the region’s closely held companies. Perkins specializes in a number of industries, including food and beverage, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, real estate, professional and creative services, high tech & emerging growth, dealerships, healthcare, and nonprofits. The firm also provides services to public companies and is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.

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Company, Independent & Individual Members

Julia Powers, The Traveling Cheesemonger.

Marc Bates, Bates Consulting LLC.