Master Classes

The Oregon Cheese Guild offers interesting and educational classes on Saturday and Sunday. Classes are taught by special guests and cover cheese pairing, cheese plating, and more.  Look for 2019 classes coming soon.

To give you an idea of Master Classes, below are last year’s:


Tour of Oregon Beer & Cheese – Steve Jones

12:00 – 1:00

Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and Chizu – Join Portland cheese guru Steve Jones on a tasting tour of two things that make Oregon great: beer and cheese. From the Rogue to the Willamette and everywhere in between, discover the combinations you and the expert like best!



Cooking with Cheese – Dave Gibbons                              

2:00 – 3:00

Each year, for the cheese page in Wine Spectator, Dave Gibbons writes nine articles, two or three of which include recipes for cooking with cheese, developed along with chefs or other cheese professionals. This seminar will feature discussion of how to write a recipe, ideas for cooking with cheese and will be highlighted by a demonstration of how to make savory cannoli. The shells are made from one–and only one–ingredient: Grated cheese!



Oregon Artisan Cheese and Wine Pairings – Dave Gibbons

12:00 – 1:00

In his two decades of researching and writing about cheese, Dave Gibbons has always been struck by the quality and care exhibited by Oregon’s exemplary artisan cheesemakers. This tasting will feature six cheeses handmade by five prominent members of the Oregon Cheese Guild, highlighting the breadth and depth of the state’s offerings and pairing them with equally outstanding local wines. Gibbons is co-author of Mastering Cheese and cheese columnist for Wine Spectator.