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Similar to a number of other artisan cheese producers, Kathy and Paul Obringer got into dairying when their young children developed allergies. As a result of this development, they decided to move away from the city of Portland to Scio, a more rural part of Oregon, free from smog and pesticides. They tried their hand at dairying on a small scale, raising and milking sheep, and realized that they enjoyed it enough to consider taking it on full-time. Ancient Heritage was licensed in 2006 and has been producing a variety of sheep milk cheeses ever since. Their herd has grown to nearly 125 ewes and a few years ago they added a couple Ayrshire cows to their farm to allow them to expand their cheese offering and even create some mixed milk cheeses. Although their sheep milk cheeses are made seasonally (when the sheep are being milked), some of Ancient Heritage’s cheeses are aged long enough that they can be sold during the months that the sheep are dry.
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