Bandon Cheese History

A special thanks to our friends at the Bandon Historical Society who have researched and preserved the history of the city of Bandon and the past it has had in the cheesemaking industry.

The photos below and further details can be viewed at the Bandon Museum, located just south of Face Rock Creamery on Highway 101.

One Ton Cheese Article  Historical Links
Bandon Cheese History Page
Bullet.jpg One Ton Cheese Article, 1936
Bullet.jpg Industrial Photos from Bandon Cheese
 Early Bandon Dairy & Cheese Production Photos
Bullet.jpg Bandon Historical Society Website Link


 Welcome Milk Run on the Coquille River
The Welcome Milk Run
In the early years transportation of milk to the Bandon Cheese & Produce Building was done via boat. Boats like the one pictured above would pick up the milk provided by local dairy farms along the Coquille River and deliver it to the creamery. Not only was this faster and more reliable than traveling by horse-drawn wagon or truck (and thereby preventing milk spoilage) but larger quantities could be tranported as well. 




Aging Bandon Cheddar Cheese Wheels
Original Bandon Cheddar Cheese Wheels in the aging process. 

Click here for more Historical Cheese Photos  
Click here for Industrial Photos of Bandon Cheese 

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