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To our community of cheese lovers in Oregon and beyond:

In line with the Oregon Cheese Guild and Rogue Creamery’s commitment to providing a safe, healthy, and positive impact in our community and environment, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the 2020 Oregon Cheese Festival.

With cases of COVID-19 now presumed in Jackson County, the risk of spreading illness by hosting an event of this size has increased substantially. Even with the precautionary measures we had planned to ensure adequate sanitation and air flow, the risk is too great to hold it at this time.

Originally planned for March 14 & 15, it has been rescheduled to June 20 & 21, 2020. Tickets already purchased will be automatically honored on the June dates. Anyone unable to attend on those dates can request a refund by responding to the email issued by the ticketing website, Bold Type Tickets. New tickets for the June dates will be available for purchase here starting Monday, 3/16.

Our 16th annual Cheesemaker Dinner will proceed as planned this Friday, March 13th at Inn at the Commons in Medford, OR. Proceeds will go to the Oregon Cheese Guild and our efforts to provide valuable support to small-scale Oregon cheesemakers during this difficult economic time. The Cheesemaker Dinner is a small event that takes place in a more controlled environment. Limited tickets for this four-course, cheese-themed dinner are still available online here.

It is our hope that you will join us June 20 & 21 as we celebrate cheese from across the state and beyond. This rescheduled date allows an opportunity for us to create a fresh experience, and plans are already in motion. To learn more about the rescheduled festival, please refer back here as we get closer to the event.

Thank you for your continued support, and for the enthusiasm you share for the artisan products that make our state so special.

With gratitude,
Katie Bray, Executive Director, Oregon Cheese Guild
David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery

The Oregon Cheese Festival is a farmers market-style event celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider from over 100 vendors.

WHERE: Rogue Creamery and CraterWorks, 311 & 419 N Front St., (HWY 99) Central Point, OR 97502.

WHEN: SATURDAY, June 20 from 11-5 and SUNDAY, June 21 from 11-4.

TICKETS: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Adult beverage tasting is a $15 add-on ticket. Free admission to children 12 and under.

Cheesemaker Dinner

The 16th Annual Oregon Cheese Guild Benefit Cheesemaker Dinner will be held Friday, March 13, 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 Oregon’s award-winning cheeses in a four-course, cheese-themed meal, expertly paired with local wine. Dinner tickets are $125, which includes a cheese reception, drinks, and gratuity.

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Proceeds from the Oregon Cheese Festival and Cheesemaker Dinner go to the Oregon Cheese Guild, 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.


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