CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point is preparing for the Oregon Cheese Festival this weekend. Roughly 90 artisan vendors and three to four thousand attendees are expected for the event, which raises money for the Oregon Cheese Guild.
There will be wine and beer pairings, craft items, and of course, plenty of cheese. The events organizers say it has a big impact for the city, which is one of the major supporters of the event.
“It really has a great effect on some of the local businesses such as the wine tasting room, Ledger David, bell chocolates, and of course, the restaurants in the area as well,” says Oregon Cheese Guild treasurer Francis Plowman.
This marks the eighth year of the cheese festival, which officially kicks off Saturday morning at the Rogue Creamery.