Blue Heron French Cheese Co

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2001 Blue Heron Road
(503) 842-8281

Blue Heron French Cheese Co Reviews

rph304 rph304
34 reviews
More cheese please.... Aug 01, 2010
Well, this was our second stop after the Tillamook factory... obviously a much different feel as it catered to a more sophisticated clientele... the cheese was very good, and they have wine tasting (small fee)... much less commercial and you don't actually see the cheese being made... small (petting?) zoo outside with some birds that may or may not take you hand off when presented... overall very nice, especially if you like brie, etc.
misseejjay says:
food wise: definitely no cheese! and certainly not after a meal like the French do :-) When eating cheese, its the regular Dutch old cheese. My weakness is everything that is made of chocolate.
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
rph304 says:
Fav cheese.... hmmm.... I like havarti and muenster... any kind of blue cheese... cheese is my weakness! :) What's yours?
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
misseejjay says:
So what's your favorite cheese? France is heaven on earth for cheese lovers :-D
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
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michellepowell michelle…
30 reviews
Let me just say I would drive to the end of the earth and throw the person in front of me off the cliff to visit this location. It is that good and each time I am in Oregon I must have it. There is a french deli in the barn shaped building, a vast selection of wines to sample and choose from and a gift to take home for anyone you know. Although after you taste their food your friends and family will be out of luck.

Visit the BLUE HERON FRENCH CHEESE COMPANY today on the beautiful Oregon coast! We are an Oregon-based company celebrating our 26th year in business here in the Pacific Northwest. There is something for the entire family here; sample our famous Brie, try our gourmet foods, sample Oregon's finest wines, wander through our unique gift store, and for the kids, we have a wonderful petting farm to visit. If you are looking for a fantastic place to eat lunch, then try our Blue Heron Deli with fresh baked bread and homemade soups and salads. So take a day with family or friends and spend it in the country.

Brie cheese was first produced during the 8th century. In 1815 the French diplomat, Tallyrand, introduced the cheese in Vienna where it was dubbed "King of all cheeses."

Originally, and still true for many French and German Brie and Camembert, the cows milk was used unpasteurized. However, domestic Brie uses only pasteurized cows milk.

Brie in its underripe form is very firm and mild with a white, smooth rind. The edible rind is a natural part of the cheese. Brie ripens from the outside in, with the rind showing the first signs of ripening with tiny golden flecks of color. At the peak of ripeness (10-12 weeks) the rind will be flecked with gold and/or russet pigments. The brie will be creamy, have a savory flavor of mushrooms/ripe pears and have a long lingering rich aftertaste. We recommend brie at room temperature to enjoy its full flavor.

Blue Heron Brie is a domestic, double cream (60% butterfat) cheese made from pasteurized cows milk. Our back label shows both the production date and a "best used by" or ripening date of 12 weeks, plus guidelines to help customers select the correct level of ripeness to match their taste.

Blue Heron Brie comes in four varieties: Traditional - double cream, Herb & Garlic - flavored throughout the cheese, Pepper - speckled with cracked peppercorns in the rind, and Smoked which is lightly cold-smoked over hickory and alder chips. Blue Heron Camembert is also a double cream soft ripening cheese, very similar to brie.

Select from the fine Oregon Wines - over 120 varieties here in their wine tasting room.

There are candies, fruits, gift baskets and so much more.
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michellepowell michelle…
30 reviews
Tillamook Cheese Factory Apr 29, 2008
Tillamook cheese is made by a 99-year old farmer-owned cooperative committed to the core values of quality, cooperation, integrity, stewardship and customer responsiveness handed down by their founders nearly a century ago. We call our values “The Tillamook Tradition” and promote them in our dealings with our customers, our partners and the community.

See the cheesemakers and packaging staff at work. Hear about the history and the cheesemaking process. Touch the interactive kiosk screens to learn about their cooperative and products. Smell the delicious aroma of freshly baked waffle cones.

And best of all, taste our award-winning cheeses, nearly 40 flavors of ice cream and the hearty meals available in our Farmhouse Cafe!

Creamy, rich, delicious Tillamook Fudge — once you’ve tasted it, you’ll never think of fudge the same way again! Just ask anyone who’s tried one of the many flavors, from the ever-reliable standards of chocolate and vanilla to our specialty and seasonal recipes.

Fudge flavors carried year-round:

Amaretto Chocolate Swirl


Chocolate Walnut

Dark Chocolate

Heath English Toffee

Maple Nut

Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Pecan

Mint Chocolate Swirl

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl


Rocky Road

Vanilla Pecan

Sugar Free Chocolate *

Sugar Free Chocolate Walnut *

Last but not least, did I mention SAMPLES!
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