Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Take Me to Tumalo

On her most excellent blog, Tami Parr, aka the Queen of Cheese and the maven behind the Pacific NW Cheese Project, announces an upcoming event that sounds like it might be a great opportunity to get out of town.

Tumalo Farms Open House

Join cheesemaker Flavio DeCastilhos at Tumalo Farms in Bend, Oregon for an open house event from 12-5 pm on Oct. 27. Tumalo Farms has been operating for about two years and in that time has won numerous awards for its tasty goat cheese including the caramely gouda-style Classico and Fenacho, a unique cheese blended with fenugreek that lends it a distinct spicy butterscotch flavor.

DeCastilhos, a veteran of Silicon Valley and one of the original cofounders of Healtheon/Web MD, left the rat race and turned his attention to artisan cheese. Tumalo Farms is now one of the largest, if not the largest, goat farms in Oregon with over 300 goats and growing. This open house promises to be a good opportunity to visit a state of the art cheesemaking facility, take in the cool mountain air of Central Oregon and enjoy some of our region's great artisan cheeses.

Details: Tumalo Farms Open House. Sat., Oct. 27; free. Tumalo Farms, 64515 Mock Rd., Bend. 541-350-3718.

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