Briar Rose Creamery is located in the hills above Dundee, Oregon, surrounded by acres of forests and Pinot Noir vineyards. When we were looking for a place to build our dream and establish our creamery, we focused on Yamhill County, Oregon. We knew the area because we had family here. We loved this northwest corner of the Willamette Valley because of the natural beauty: rivers, forests, and farmland.The wineries make some of the best Pinot Noir in the world and the vibrant city of Portland is only an hour away. It was the perfect place to launch a small cheesemaking operation. Since 2010 we have been embraced by the close-knit community of chefs, farmers, winemakers, and fellow food producers and enjoy contributing cheese to the colorful palette of food made in Oregon.
In order to make good cheese, one must start with great milk. Great milk comes from happy and healthy goats that eat well, have room to roam, and never given any growth hormones. Briar Rose Creamery sources goat milk from Tideland Dairy Goats, part of R&R Dairy in Tillamook, Oregon. The herd enjoys the sweet life surrounded by lush, green pastures, tidewater marshes, and ample dairy barns to shelter the herd from the morning fog and Oregon rains. The goats wander over 20 acres with a view of the Coast Range while nibbling on grasses kissed by the salty breezes of the Pacific Ocean.