From the Skagit Valley to downtown Seattle, Washington cheesemakers are demonstrating their commitment to all-natural artisan products, creating cheeses that are not just popular in the state of Washington but that have been recognized worldwide.
Beecher's signature cheese, Flagship, is a creamy combination of cheddar and gruyere, carefully aged for one year and delivering a distinctive, robust, nutty flavor.
Flagship pairs nicely with a Pouilly Fuisse or a Syrah
Mt Townsend Creamery's Trailhead falls somewhere between Comte and Cantal. It is a mild cheese with mellow flavor that depends on the quality of the milk and grazing land to provide its flavor. Trailhead is aged three to six months.
A raw cow's milk aged monteray style cheese with a creamy, buttery taste and texture. Naturally cream colored with no artificial ingredients or added colorants. Valley Girl Cheese, a real farmstead raw cow's milk cheese! Mild in taste, usually aged for two to four months.
Gouda, a traditional Dutch cheese, is mild and creamy when young. Our aged Gouda develops a nice sharp flavor, becoming drier and crumbly over time. We have flavored Goudas, including Herb (parsley, chives, garlic), Cumin, Nettle, and Caraway.
Shepherd's Gem Made with 100% sheep milk, this semi-hard cheese has a dense, rich texture and a characteristically full-bodied flavor. Shepherd's Gem showcases the unique richness of sheep milk cheeses.
Sleeping Beauty A cheese with many layers and a unique rind that reflects the changes of the seasons. Smooth and buttery with a supple sharpness.