Take This Oregon Cheese Trail Through Portland For The Most Delicious Day Trip Ever
Portland is known for its food, so it is no surprise that we have amazing locally produced cheese right here in the city. The Oregon Cheese Guild, an organization dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese, has developed this wonderful Oregon Cheese Trail of creameries right here in the Portland Metro area. Take this deliciously creamy trip to taste many of the local cheeses of our area.
1. TMK Creamery
TMK Creamery is a 20-cow operation that creates amazingly flavorful cheddar cheese and queso blanco. This Canby creamery offers farm tours Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only. While their cheeses are currently sold in local stores and farmer's markets, they are planning to open a boutique tasting room and store on the farm site. TMK Creamery is located at
27221 S Dryland Road in Canby.
2. Ancient Heritage Dairy
This urban creamery is located in the southeast and creates a variety of French and Italian-style cow and sheep's milk cheeses in their modern creamery. View the small batch cheesemaking process through the facility's large windows during business operations Monday through Friday, or arrange a tour and tasting for $25 per person (appointment required). Ancient Heritage Dairy is located at 1311 SE 7th Avenue.
3. Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese
Creating small-scale French-style farmstead cheeses, Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese produces semi-soft and semi-hard cheeses that are, quite simply, amazing. The farmstead offers a limited amount of tours by appointment only in the summer at its Molalla farmstead, but its amazing products can be purchased at the PSU Farmers Market, the Portland Farmers Market at Shemanski Park, and the Lake Oswego Farmers Market. The farmstead is located at 32880 S. Sawmill Road in
4. Helvetia Creamery
Using the milk from brown Swiss cows, Helvetia Creamery crafts stellar Swiss cheese. The 6th generation to farm and raise cows for cheesemaking, this Hillsboro farm family sells their quality cheeses at the Beaverton Farmer's Market, the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market, and at the Schoch Dairy and Creamery, located at 24335 NW West Union Road in Hillsboro.
5. Portland Creamery
The Portland Creamery produces artisan goat cheeses with a focus on chèvre. Their selection can be found at New Seasons Markets, as well as many other retailers and restaurants around town. They also sell their cheeses at the PSU Farmers Market weekly.
So what are you waiting for? Head to the farmers market and these lovely farmsteads for some of the best cheeses our city has to offer.
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