It’s the largest cheese festival in the Pacific Northwest.
They’ll be featuring dozens of cheese makers, wine, beer, chocolate vendors… as well as many other things to taste.
Last year, festival organizers say they had more than 4,000 people. And this year, they’re expecting even more.
“The folks who are making local, handmade cheeses are the best people in the world,” said Katie Bray, Executive Director of the Oregon Cheese Guild. “They are really wonderful stewards of the land, they take care of their animals. They really care about their product and they’re just making something that’s delicious.”
For 15 years, the festival has brought in cheese-makers and cheese-lovers from across the world.
Along with all the samples, the festival offers classes and a four-course dinner.
The two-day festival will end Sunday night.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia. She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.