Cheese News Update

  • Pat Morford of Rivers Edge Chevre is featured in an article in the August/September issue of Edible Portland. Luan Schooler of Portland fine food shop Foster & Dobbs does a great job profiling one of Oregon's best goat cheese makers.
  • Sasha and Michael of Cheese by Hand have been on a cheese road trip since April, visiting cheesemakers and farms all across the country. They recently passed through Oregon and Washington, visiting Pat Morford at Rivers Edge, Rogue Creamery, Beecher's Handmade Cheese and Mt. Townsend Creamery. Check their website for great cheese stories and travel tales (scroll back a bit in the "previous posts" to read about their visits to Rogue Creamery and Beecher's).
  • I don't know if anyone is following the closure of the Bingham Hill Cheese Co. in Colorado, but if you have been, you know that things have degenerated quite a bit. According to this article, it seems that one of Bingham Hill's former employees now works at Morning Fresh Dairy. Former Bingham Hill owners Tom and Kristi Johnson are suing Morning Fresh, accusing them of stealing their cheese recipes (aka "trade secrets"). Yet another reminder that cheesemaking is a business.
  • Edible British Columbia is sponsoring a dining series called Farm to Fork Dinners (very similar to the Plate and Pitchfork Farm dinners held in and around Portland). Their next farm dinner will be at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks in Parksville, BC (on Vancouver Island) on August 26th. Check their web site to register or for more information on other Farm to Fork dinner events. Edible British Columbia recently opened a retail store at the Granville Island Public Market that sells all sorts of edible goodies (including cheese) made exclusively in British Columbia.