Celebrate Cheese and Everything that Goes with It at Alder Block in Portland’s Central Eastside
Portland, OR (9/14/2022) – After nearly three years of modified and virtual events, The Wedge is back in person! This year’s event will take place Saturday, September 24 from noon to 5pm at Alder Block, home of the Portland Night Market. For 2022, attendance is limited to cheese lovers 21 and over.
Tickets are $20 in advance and include all cheese, food, and non-alcoholic beverage samples. A wine/cider/spirits add-on tasting is $15 and includes a commemorative tasting glass. At-the-door admission is $25/food and $15/bev add-on.
The Wedge is a farmer’s market style event celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Cheesemakers coming to this year’s event include:
Beehive Cheese Company
Briar Rose Creamery
Daniel’s Artisan Cheese
Don Froylan Creamery
Face Rock Creamery
Rivers Edge Chevre
Twin Sisters Creamery
Willamette Valley Cheese Co.
Alongside these cheeses, festivalgoers will sample specialty foods such as jams & jellies, nuts, teas, salts & seasonings, chocolate, breads & crackers, sauces, syrups, and more. This year’s lineup of producers reads like an all-star cast of Oregon’s specialty food scene. Some highlights are Albina City Nuts, Cracker King, Eliot’s Nut Butters, Honey Mama’s, Kelly’s Jelly, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Mt. Hope Farms, Portland Syrups, Ranger Chocolate, Rose City Pepperheads, and Smith Tea, just to name a few.
To wash it all down, more than a dozen craft wine, cider, and spirits producers will be pouring libations for the crowd. For a full list of vendors, see the website.
The Wedge would not be possible without the generous support of the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, Tillamook, Effie’s Homemade, New Seasons Market, Market of Choice, Whole Foods, and the cheesemakers of the Oregon Cheese Guild.
Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese 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.