October 3, 2018
CONTACT: Christie Alexandre-Zeoli, Market of Choice Cheese Buyer, 509-338-5462

Market of Choice and Oregon State University Dairy Program
partner to produce Beaver Classic Provolone

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Handcrafted by cheese stewards who’ve come to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make cheese, Beaver Classic Provolone is the product of a unique partnership between a long-time Oregon grocery retailer and higher education.

Once a month, Market of Choice cheese stewards travel to Oregon State University in Corvallis to listen, learn and work as students. Through this exclusive partnership, they’re getting hands-on experience and a true taste of what it takes to make really great cheese using Old-World methods.

“We are so excited to be part of this awesome partnership. It’s truly a win-win-win,” says Christie Alexandre-Zeoli, cheese buyer at Market of Choice. “OSU’s Creamery is doing what it does best by training our cheese stewards, who are learning about quality, safety and traditional cheesemaking techniques. Our stewards are taking this knowledge back to our stores and sharing what they’ve learned. And, consumers can purchase this great-tasting, Oregon-made provolone from the people who are making it. It’s unlike anything else!”

Beaver Classic Provolone is sold exclusively at Market of Choice stores in Ashland, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland and West Linn.

About Market of Choice
Market of Choice offers a relaxing, enjoyable grocery shopping experience and an extensive selection of natural, organic, conventional and local products at affordable prices. Staffed by friendly people who care about the communities where they live and work, family-owned and operated Market of Choice has 11 stores in Oregon, located in Ashland, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland and West Linn.

About the OSU Arbuthnot Dairy Center
The state-of-the-art Arbuthnot Dairy Center, home to Beaver Classic Cheese, promotes the production of high-quality dairy products and to support a healthy and sustainable dairy industry in Oregon through education.