Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:00am
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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.
Schedule of Events:
12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m: Cheese and Drinks - Steve Jones
Cheese and wine are a classic combination, but many cheeses taste even better with beer or cider. Steve Jones, proprietor of the Portland- based Cheese Bar and Chizu (cheese served sushi- style), has been successfully matching cheeses with alcoholic beverages for more than two decades. In this Master Class you’ll taste some of his favorite cheeses, pairing each with the beverage that brings out the best in both. Jones provides a treasure trove of delectable, often surprising pairings, as well as simple steps for successful experimentation.
2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m: Riesling: Cheese's Perfect Mate - Melissa Hotchkiss and Sheri Allen
Riesling expert Melissa Hotchkiss and cheese expert Sheri Allen join forces to share their passion for the magic that happens when cheese and one of the world’s most misunderstood grape varieties come together. Guests will taste through six Oregon cheeses of different styles paired with six local Rieslings.
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.
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