Our Cheese

Walk through the cheese-aging room on Volbeda Farms and you’re likely to find a number of these savory selections, nearing perfection. We are proud to be part of the locavore movement, which is easily reflected in the use of seasonal products in our distinctively fresh, smooth and uniquely flavorful variety of artisan cheeses. For fresh, natural products focused on sustainability and hand-crafted the old-fashioned way, give our award-winning cheese a try.

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Creamy Havarti
Taking home top honors from the American Cheese Society more than once, our Havarti is perfectly aged to maintain its creamy texture. The many different seasoned and spiced Havartis are deliciously mild and extremely flavorful. Many of our flavors are only available seasonally, which makes the changing of the seasons that much more delightful.
Varieties include: Creamy Havarti, Aged Havarti, Blueberry Havarti, Cranberry Havarti , Dill Havarti , Garlic Pepper Havarti, Herbes de Provence Havarti, Horseradish Havarti, Jalapeno Havarti

Eola Jack
Our Jack cheese, named for the Eola Hills in Salem, is buttery smooth and wonderfully versatile. Blended with herbs, jalapeno peppers or plain, it is sure to please any palette. Chive Pepper Jack and Jalapeno Jack have both received accolades from national cheese competitions. In a word: delicious!
Varieties include: Eola Jack, Garlic Pepper Jack, Jalapeno Jack

Farmstead Fontina
Famed Best of Class at the ’05 US Championship Cheese Contest, our Brindisi Fontina has a slightly salty complex flavor with bite! Named after our mom’s Italian roots, this hard cheese, much like her, irresistible.
Varieties include: Farmstead Fontina, Smoked Fontina, Brindisi (aged Fontina), Raw Milk Brindisi


Farmstead Gouda
Our award-winning Gouda is slightly nutty with a subtle sweet finish and aged a minimum of four months. With our heritage tracing back to Holland, we pride ourselves in still making our Gouda the traditional way and believe it would make the Dutch masters proud! Unequaled in character, our Gouda definitely blends our craft of artisan cheese making with our interest in exploring the taste sensations of Oregon’s bountiful harvest.
Varieties include: Farmstead Gouda, Aged Gouda, Cumin Gouda, Pinot Crushed Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Boerenkaas Raw Milk Gouda, Chive & Smoked Black Pepper Gouda

We pride ourselves in making a perfectly aged Cheddar, while maintaining a smooth and creamy texture.
Varieties include: Aged Cheddar, Smoked Aged Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Raw Milk Cheddar, Greek Cheddar, Smoked Garlic Cheddar, Garlic Pepper Cheddar, Coffee Cheddar, Cheddar Cheese Curds

Specialty Cheeses
We love what we do, and continue to add to our wide variety of cheeses. A few additional crowd-pleasers that can always be found in our aging room are brie and asiago. Whether looking for the perfect snack or a key ingredient to your favorite recipe, our cheese is an excellent place to start!
Varieties include: French Prairie Brie, Asiago, Aged Asiago,Formage Blanc