Artisan cheese makers of the Pacific Northwest
Oregon artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese makers placed among the top national honors awarded during the American Cheese Society's 2007 Annual Cheese Competition, winning a total 22 awards. The honors represent the most awards ever won by Oregon cheese makers in a single national competition, according to the Oregon Cheese Guild and Oregon Dairy Products Commission.
Redmond, OR

There's no better place for producing top-quality goat milk cheese than the sunny, high desert of Central Oregon. The region is rich with volcanic soils and blessed with fresh air and clean water originating from the Cascade Mountain snowpack.

Salem, OR

Aged a minimum of four months, Willamette Valley Cheese Company's Gouda is complex and flavorful. Textures range from semi-hard to soft, encapsulated by a distinctively natural rind. It gains distinction as it ages.

Albany, OR

At our small artisan cheesery in the Willamette Valley, we take great pride in hand crafting our cheeses. We use superb milk from a single Jersey herd, which is organically farmed and pasture fed at the Gourley Family Farm in Scio.

Central Point, OR

An artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world's finest handmade cheese.

Bend, OR

Tucked in the triangle between Bend, Sisters, and Redmond, Tumalo Farms is 84 acres of lush land surrounded by beautiful views of the Cascades. At approximately 3,500 feet above sea level, the high desert climate offers crisp alpine air and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

Farmstead Cheese
Glossary Term
Cheese made on the farm using only the milk from the cheesemaker's own herd.