Friday, May 29, 2009


If you're looking for something cool to do or an escape from the Rose Festival madness, saunter on over to Steve's Cheese and experience a rare and delicious event on Sunday afternoon. Read on to get the word from cheesemonger extraordinaire, Steve Jones:

Parmigiano-Reggiano Splitting
Sunday, May 31, 1 - 4 p.m.

This Sunday we will be splitting and breaking down a new 80-pound wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano in the store using traditional tools.

Parmigiano-Reggiano is an origin controlled product and can only be produced in a limited area of north- central Italy under strict guidelines, which include specific requirements for feeding of cows and production of cheese. This traditional cheese has been produced using the same methods for hundreds of years. Almost 160 gallons of milk are required to produce a wheel this size.

The wheel we are splitting on Sunday comes from Farm #2121 of the Latteria Sociale Santo Stefano, which was created in 1922. The cheese maker at the Latteria carefully select premium milk from cows pastured near the mountains of the Parma and Enza valley.

Please arrive no later than 1:15 to see the first split. We will be offering a special price of $18.90/pound (normally $21.90/pound) until 4 p.m.

Red Ridge Farms Olive Oil Tasting
Also on Sunday

During the Parmigiano-Reggiano splitting event, we will also be tasting olive oil from the first pressing at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton, Oregon. We will be pouring the Red Ridge-milled oil into 375 mL containers for sale.

Steve's Cheese
located inside the Square Deal Wine Co.
2321 NW Thurman
phone: 503-222-6014

Store Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday,
11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday,
12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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