The cheese is back in Bandon.
The Southern Oregon coastal city once was known for fresh curds. Wednesday, it had a ribbon-cutting and curd-tasting celebration of a new cheese factory, Face Rock Creamery.
The World Newspaper of Coos Bay reports that Bandon cheese production shut down in 2000, a few years after the Tillamook County Creamery Association bought the plant. It was demolished in 2002.
Two years ago, the city bought the lot, and public and private financing led to a $2.2 million facility. Creamery President Greg Drobot hired Brad Sinko, son of the former factory owner, to head up the cheese making.