Experience Portland’s biggest marketplace of Oregon cheeses!
Portland, Ore. (Sept. 4, 2015) – Next month, the streets surrounding Rogue Ales’ Green Dragon Bistro will be the backdrop to The Wedge 2015, the Oregon Cheese Guild’s signature event celebrating all things cheese. Hundreds of tantalizing handmade cheeses, specialty foods, and craft beverages will be available for tasting and purchase from more than 35 regional creameries, wineries, and artisan food and beverage producers.
Cheesemakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings. Bring a cooler and stock up on these often hard-to-find gems! Tickets cost just $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and include a $5 voucher good towards purchase of any cheese. Tickets and information at www.thewedgeportland.com
In addition to the wide selection of Rogue Ales and other beers at the Green Dragon, this year’s event will feature offerings from our cider partner Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. And for the first time, Wedge attendees will be able to partake in a Wine Flight – $10 for tastes from all participating wineries and a commemorative glass to take home.
Mouthwatering seminars are $10 each, including samples, and will take place in the barrel room throughout the event:
*A Tasting Tour of Oregon Beer & Cheese with Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and Chizu – From the Rogue to the Willamette and everywhere in between, discover the combinations you and the professional like best together!
*Unusual Cheese Pairings from New Seasons Market – Coffee? Pineapple? Dark chocolate? From the taste experts at New Seasons, learn how to put together a cheese platter with unexpected accompaniments that will astonish and delight your guests’ taste buds.
*How to Pair Cider with Cheese with James Kohn from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Check out cheese’s hottest new dance partner – cider! Taste your way through this exciting category and all of the intriguing and delicious pairing options it has to offer.
Other activities include a children’s area with dairy princesses and face painting, photos with our mascot, and cheese wheel bowling! VIP tickets are $50 and include early entry with special tastings, Wine Flight, $5 voucher, and swag bag.
Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese Guild is dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese. The Guild is a collaborative effort to increase awareness of Oregon’s artisanal cheeses, create educational opportunities, and provide a platform for cooperation and shared resources among Oregon cheesemakers.