Cheese for a Good Cause: A Benefit Fundraiser for Black Sheep Creamery

CHEESE FOR A GOOD CAUSEA benefit event for Black Sheep Creamery on February 1, 2008  6-9PM Ecotrust Building - Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center 721 NW 9th Ave Portland, Oregon

JOIN area cheesemongers and cheese enthusiasts for the Cheese for a Good Cause fundraiser, to be held at the Ecotrust Building in Portland, Oregon on February 1st, 2008 from 6-9PM.

Portland area cheese lovers are familiar with Black Sheep Creamery, maker of award winning artisan sheep’s milk cheeses. Brad and Meg Gregory, owners and cheesemakers suffered extensive damage on the storm that hit the Pacific Northwest in December of 2007, losing most of their flock of 80+ sheep and suffering substantial damage to their farmhouse, cheese room, barn and property.

Black Sheep Creamery

In response, Portland area cheese and food enthusiasts are sponsoring this benefit event, dubbed “Cheese for a Good Cause,” to raise funds to help the Gregorys rebuild. For a sliding scale entry fee of $25-50, attendees will be able to enjoy wine and beer from local producers, cheese from the Washington Cheesemaker’s Association, the Oregon Cheese Guild, bites from local restaurants Le Pigeon and Park Kitchen as well as other international specialties from France, Spain, Italy and England.

To attend, RSVP online here; funds will be collected at the door (cash or check only, please). All money raised will go directly to the Black Sheep Creamery Benefit Fund at Bank of America set up by Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.

For more information, email me at pnwcheese-at-yahoo-dot-com. Hope to see you there!