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The Rogue Valley has a long history of producing outstanding foods and beverages. Whether it’s fruits, vegetables or grapes, the region boasts a bountiful selection that you can enjoy at farmers markets, wineries and artisan shops.
And you will find no greater example of Southern Oregon’s abundance than at the Artisan Corridor — where a trifecta of wine, chocolate and cheese awaits.
This slice of culinary heaven — home to the Rogue Creamery, Lillie Belle Farms and Ledger David Cellars — is conveniently located in Central Point, just a few miles from Medford. The Artisan Corridor has every guilty pleasure you desire in one convenient location. Make your next visit to the Rogue Valley unforgettable by indulging in some handcrafted cheese, decadent chocolate, and refreshing wine.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A Taste of the Rogue – on the Rogue
Enjoy tastes from the Artisan Corridor while exploring the Rogue River with Indigo Creek Outfitters. Our multi-day river trips include an outstanding menu that complements the beauty of the Rogue River canyon and features samples of some of our favorite foods and beverages that can be found in Southern Oregon. Wines, cheeses, meats, and other small bites provided by local providers bring an authentic farm-to-fork experience to fruition while dining on the banks of the Rogue River. Learn more about our Multi-Day Rogue River Rafting Trips.
Local Cheese, Made With Love
Inspired by the magnificent Rogue Valley for over 85 years, the Rogue Creamery’s cheeses mirror the beauty and flavors of the land. You will taste the essence of Southern Oregon in each of their organic, handcrafted cheeses.
You can also purchase the best cheese in the world right here in Southern Oregon. At the 2019 Annual World Cheese Awards, the Creamery joined more than 3,800 cheeses from 42 countries. After tasting each submission, expert judges chose Rogue River Blue as the World Champion. This was the first time an American-made cheese received this illustrious honor.
When you are in Southern Oregon, you’ll experience the Creamery’s dedication to the art of cheese craftsmanship. And don’t forget to try their famous grilled cheese — it’s a local favorite!
Smooth & Silky Artisan Chocolates
Delicious and unique, Lillie Belle’s award-winning artisan chocolates are completely handmade using European techniques and organic chocolate, but with an American twist. Their decadent ganaches, gooey caramels and gourmet chocolate gift boxes have satisfied chocolate lovers for more than fifteen years.
Lillie Belle Farms has a wide selection of chocolate, and features everything from classic bars to more unique options like blue cheese truffles, cherry cordials and bon-bons painted in beautiful colors and filled with amazing flavors. Each one is a special culinary experience, and your luggage will be stuffed to the brim with these amazing treats.
If you are a chocolate lover, visit Southern Oregon and discover why Lillie Belle Farms has been chosen as one of America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers.
Crisp & Elegant Wines
Named after the first son of owners David Traul and Lena Varner, Ledger David Cellars’ wines perfectly complement their neighbors’ chocolates and cheeses.
David and Lena are passionate about winemaking, which is apparent in each one of their liquid creations. The couple’s desire to enter the wine industry grew from a combination of their love for food and wine, and a yearning to create something beautiful from the land. Once they found the location that would later become the Varner-Trail Vineyard, everything else was history.
Ledger David invites visitors to relax at the cozy Le Petit Tasting Room and enjoy single vineyard estate wines including their signature Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and much more. Because nothing goes better with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and luscious truffles than a glass or two of local wine.