14th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival 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.

2018 Special Guest: David Gibbons


We are excited to announce our Special Guest for the Dinner and Festival, David Gibbons! David 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.


Steve Jones

Tasting Tour of Oregon Beer & Cheese with 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!

Mélodie Picard