On Saturday, October 3, the Oregon Cheese Guild hosted the annual Wedge cheese festival and gave Oregonians a chance to taste cheese and wine, meet cheesemakers, and ask their burning cheese-related questions! Here’s a taste of what you missed if you weren’t there:
Many journalists were also in attendance, among them PDX Monthly and The Beacon. Check out their reviews below:
PDX Monthly: Are These the 10 Best Cheeses Made in the Northwest?
On Saturday, October 3, the Oregon Cheese Guild hosted the annual Wedge cheese festival and gave Portlanders the chance to taste some of the foremost fromage in the PNW. Among the venders were some of the local winners from this year’s American Cheese Society Competition. But we didn’t let any blue ribbons blind us—we had to try them all for ourselves! Oh the sacrifices we make for you, dear readers. Find our favorites below. Read more…
The Beacon: The Oregon Cheese Festival: the birth of a wonderful thing
In Portland, when the new “thing” has arrived – whether it’s the chic new flannel, a food cart, a cool new district or weird mode of transportation, you can feel it. It’s the new pulsating thing, just waiting to be discovered but confident that it’s the new top dog of Portland subculture. Sometimes you try out the food cart or the flannel and realize it’s just hype built on flannelled-and-bearded hype. But other times? You can feel deep inside your Birks that this will be the new thing.
On Saturday, October 3, I got that feeling at The Wedge; a street festival in celebration of artisan cheese. It married so many wonderful aspects of Portland that I love: producer to consumer connection, a niche interest, a fresh new location and great people who care about food as much as I do. Read more…