Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home for the holidays.

Snow.  December 2012.  Photo by Sarah Marcus

Things are rolling right along as we wrap up our first year at our new facility.  Today we're having our first snow this winter, we're delivering cheese to restaurants all over the county, and we're getting final orders for the holidays.

We've received more awards!  In October we were awarded FIVE ribbons from the American Dairy Goat Association!  Among those awards are TWO blue ribbons, one for Freya's Wheel, our semi-soft, aged goat cheese and one for our Classic Chevre.  This means that when judged against all other fresh, plain, spreadable goat cheese, our Classic Chevre was judged to be the best in the country.  WOW!!!!   Our feta, Iris, and chocolate goat cheese truffles all got third place ribbons.  We did ok.

Alistair checks out the ribbons.  Photo by Sarah Marcus

We are also finalists for a Good Food Award!  Our Classic Chevre is honored as one of the best fresh cheeses in the country!   In January, Jim and I will be in San Francisco attending the Good Foods Awards at the Ferry Building.  The winners will be officially announced at the ceremony on January 18th.  We're so excited!  I'm feeling like we're doing things right with all of this recognition.

Articles about Briar Rose Creamery recently ran in our local papers, the Newberg Graphic and McMinnville's News-Register.  Unfortunately, one must pay to view the articles so I cannot link to them.

A third piece ran in November's Oregon Wine PressThat article you can read right here.

And for your viewing pleasure:  Here is a video by our friend Christine Hyatt, the Cheese Chick.  A nice glimpse around our place:

Briar Rose Creamery - Fresh and Aged Goat Cheese in the Dundee HIlls from Cheese Chick on Vimeo.

Happy holidays!!! -Sarah

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