2 hours 10 minutes
Cheesemakers -- Sustainability -- Oregon, Dairy Farmers, Cheese
Interview of Melissa and Rod Volbeda by Magda Gaytan on August 6th, 2007.
Willamette Valley Cheese Company tour photos available for download.
Rod Volbeda of the Willamette Valley Cheese Company comes from a long family history of dairy farming. He worked for Tillamook Cheese in Quality Control before starting his own business. He studied traditional cheese making in Holland, and earned a Food Science degree from Oregon State University. Melissa Volbeda and her husband, Rod, are the owners and operators of the Willamette Valley Cheese Company. Before starting the Willamette Valley Cheese Company, Melissa worked for Tillamook Cheese. She holds a degree in business from Oregon State University.
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Volbeda, Melissa and Volbeda, Rod, "Interview with Melissa & Rod Volbeda, Willamette Valley Cheese, 2007 (audio)" (2007). All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories. 126.