Mayor of Nye Beach

Cheesemaker Patricia Morford of Rivers Edge Chevre fulfilled a long-held dream when she started making cheese from the milk of her small herd of Alpine goats. Pat grew up with goats, originally keeping just one to provide fresh milk for her family, and gradually established her own herd and cheesemaking facility in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. Pat, along with her daughters, now makes a range of award-winning fresh and aged cheeses, and the quality of the herd's milk shines through in all of them.

Reminiscent of French farmhouse cheese and made in one pound squares, the Mayor of Nye Beach is washed with a local ale before aging for a minimum of two months. It has a firm texture, and a big, pungent flavor with a bit of sweetness.

Available seasonally.

Farm / Company: River's Edge Chevre

Cheesemaker: Pat Morford

Proprietor: Pat Morford


City, State: Logsden, OR

Region: Northwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Washed

Texture: Firm

Aging: 2 months minimum

Size(s): 1 pound