Thank you for attending the

14th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival!

See you next year on March 16 & 17, 2019

» Watch a video from past festivals

The Oregon Cheese Festival is a Farmers Market-style event supporting the Oregon Cheese Guild, featuring cow, sheep, and goat cheese from Oregon and Western U.S. creameries. Enjoy pairings of fine Southern Oregon wine, craft beer, ciders, assorted beverages, local artisan crafts, and great food under large heated tents. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider from over 100 vendors. Culture Magazine, one of the leading periodicals in the cheese industry, has named the Oregon Cheese Festival one of the Ten Best Cheese Festivals in the U.S.


Welcome our Special Guest: Dave Gibbons!

We are excited to announce our Special Guest for the Dinner and Festival, Dave Gibbons! Dave Gibbons is a former sports writer, literary agent, and publishing executive turned cheese expert who currently writes the cheese column for Wine Spectator and is the most prolific contributor to The Oxford Companion to Cheese.

He has co-written three books about cheese with Max McCalman: Mastering Cheese, which was named “Best Cheese Book in the World” at the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris and was nominated for an IACP award; Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best, which won a James Beard Award in 2006; and The Cheese Plate, nominated for James Beard and IACP awards in 2003. Gibbons wrote Overstreet’s New Wine Guide with Dennis Overstreet, The Wine Merchant of Beverly Hills, and has also ghost-written six cookbooks, including Dinner After Dark by Colin Cowie and Town/Country by Geoffrey Zakarian.


Located at Rogue Creamery, 311 N Front St., (HWY 99) Central Point, OR 97502.

Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018. Saturday – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday – 11:00am to 4:00pm. The Oregon Cheese Festival is a family friendly event open to the public. Free admission to children 12 and under.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Adult beverage tickets are $10.

Cheesemakers’ Dinner

The 14th Annual Oregon Cheese Guild Benefit Cheesemakers’ Dinner will be held Friday, March 16, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Lark’s Restaurant at Inn at the Commons in Medford, Oregon. The dinner will commence with an appetizer hour before featuring a four-course, cheese-themed meal, expertly paired with local wine. The Cheesemakers’ Dinner will feature a Wine Grab event, providing guests with an opportunity to purchase highly valued bottles of wine for $35 or three bottles for $100. Dinner tickets are $125, which includes a cheese reception, drinks, and gratuity. Special guest David Gibbons and many cheesemakers will be present to tell their stories and share their cheese.

Sarah the Cheese Lady





Sarah “The Cheese Lady” is a nationally recognized cheese sculptor. She receives hundreds of commissions for her creations carved from cheese blocks ranging from five pounds to five tons.


Trade and Media Industry Members:

contact for your complimentary industry passes



Proceeds go to the Oregon Cheese Guild, which is dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese. The Guild is a collaborative effort to increase awareness of Oregon’s artisanal cheeses, create educational opportunities, and provide a platform for cooperation and shared resources among Oregon cheesemakers’.

Oregon Cheese Festival and Cheesemakers’ Dinner brought to you by AZ Catering and Event Planning