We had wine on our minds. Then we got a little hungry, so we staged a raid on the cheese case at Irvington's Foster & Dobbs specialty foods store. What should you pair with an Oregon pinot noir? Five tasters put eight wildly varied types of hard and soft Oregon goat cheese through a blind taste-off. Here are the cheesemakers' claims and our tasting notes.
Pur Et Simple
Tumalo Farms, Bend, $32.50 per pound.
Juniper Grove Farm, Redmond, $27.95 per pound.
Juniper Grove Farm, Redmond, $31.95 per pound.
Juniper Grove Farm, Redmond, $28.95 per pound.