One of Albany's best kept secrets is the fact it is home to not one but two great cheese makers. You can find La Mariposa and Ochoa's Querseria cooperatively sharing the same equipment and making high quality cheese in a little cheese factory nestled between historic down town Albany and the breath taking Willamette River.


815 1st Ave E, Ste. B Albany, OR 97321

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cheesemaking philosophy

“I moved here from Argentina, where I learned cheesemaking from my father. Today I make two artisan cheeses: my family recipe called Five Corners, and a pasteurized cow’s milk cheese that came from Welsh immigrants in Patagonia. People love the story of those immigrants, but not as much as they love the cheese.”
—Mariano Battro