Eugene Company Makes Vegan Cheese

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not your average dairy product. In fact, it’s not dairy at all. But somehow, the Eugene-based Avellana Creamery is still managing to take off in the cheese industry with an ingredient you wouldn’t expect. The owners, former workers on local farms, actually make the cheese from Oregon-grown hazelnuts. And while the … Continue reading »

Interview: Learn to Make Cheese

EUGENE, Ore. — Those interested in learning about cheese and its many varieties have an opportunity to make their own this weekend. Susan Jackson from Oregon State University’s Extension Center joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us about the ancient craft and this weekend’s event. The class … Continue reading »

Local Dairy Makes International Mark

DEXTER, Ore. — The Willamette Valley has certainly made a name for itself in the wine world, but there’s another up-and-coming industry that’s winning international awards too: Cheese. At Fern’s Edge Dairy, goats are incredibly productive, friendly and curious. “I’ve had the goats since 1972,” said owner Shari Reyna. But it wasn’t until just a … Continue reading »

OSU Selling Student-Made Cheese

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is now selling artisan-style cheese produced by the university’s own students. Beaver Classic Cheese is made in the style of cheeses produced in Switzerland, Italy and France. It’s made on campus with milk from the school’s own dairy herd. The cheese is sold online as well as at all … Continue reading »