In 2003, Kurt Beecher Dammeier combined his love of great cheese with his passion for pure food – and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese was born. Located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Beecher’s uses the time tested method of open-vat cheesemaking, combining a 5,000 year old craft with a 21st century commitment to quality and purity. Beecher’s is best known for its award-winning, one-year aged Flagship cheese and for its nationally recognized “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese.

Beecher ’s Handmade Cheese
1600 Pike Place
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 956-1964

Store Hours: Daily 9:00am to 6:00pm


Located in the Pike Place Market on the corner of Pike Place and Pine Street.

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The Gregory family's Black Sheep Creamery was born from a desire to provide one of the family's sons with sheep's milk instead of cow's milk. As the sheep multiplied and the milk was plenty, the family began hand crafting delicious cheeses on their farm.

Black Sheep Creamery is now home to a herd of Rideau-Arcott and East Friesian sheep, and produces a number of fresh and aged cheeses, including original cheeses like Mopsy's Best and traditional styles such as Pecorino Romano.

Black Sheep Creamery
PO Box 293
Adna, WA 98522
(360) 520-3397


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Cascadia Creamery is located in the foothills of Mt Adams in the town of Trout Lake, Washington.

Cascadia Creamery revives a long tradition of artisan cheese making in the Trout Lake Valley that began over 125 years ago. Here rich volcanic soils and temperate weather provide lush grazing meadows for our cows and an ideal location to craft our organic, aged, raw artisan cheeses.

Cascadia Creamery is a family run operation. John is the head cheese maker and affineur, Marci (wife) is the office and sales manager, Dan (like family) is the assistant cheese maker, Candice (mom) is the assistant affineur, and Eric (brother) is webmaster. Letís not forget Rowan (son, age 5) who loves handing out samples at tasting events and helping Papa clean up, especially if it involves spraying anything with the hose.

*Cascadia Creamery cheeses are USDA Certified Organic through Oregon Tilth 

Cascadia Creamery
PO Box 23
Trout Lake, WA 98650
marci [at]


Creamery Tours & Tasting Events:
Group creamery tours and special tasting events can be arranged by contacting us directly.

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Dee Creek Farm operates according to one goal: to build an ecologically self-sustaining farm, using natural methods and humane practices. To that end, all livestock care and operations, from milking, to crafting cheese and packaging, are accomplished on the farm, by the farm family; making it a truly artisanal, farmstead product.

Dee Creek Farm produced goat milk cheeses from their herd of Nubians, mini-Nubians, & Nigerian Dwarfs. The cheeses include feta, fresh chevre, a variety of semi-hard cheeses styled after colby, tomme, jack, cheddar and havarti, and surfaced ripened cheeses.

Dee Creek Farm
P.O. Box 1936
Woodland, WA  98674
(360) 225-9711


From I-5 North, take exit #21 / Woodland
At the end of the off-ramp, turn EAST onto Lewis River Road
Drive 5.2 miles (the road will change names several times)
Turn LEFT on to Little Kalama River Road
Drive 5 miles
Driveway is on the right side of the road

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Fairaview FarmWhen this farm in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains in Washington was originally homesteaded in the 1940's, skills and hard work were much "a way of life." Guided by this pioneering spirit and a desire to preserve family farming values, it wasn't long after Pennie and her Husband, Freddie Lujan, purchased the rundown farm in 1999 that it became a Certified Organic farm and Grade A dairy. 

Farming is in Pennie’s blood, having been born and raised on her family’s farm. With a love of agriculture and a real interest in self-sufficiency, Fairaview Farm is almost entirely self-sufficient. In addition to providing for the family, the Farm sells certified organic produce to local restaurants and operates its own CSA program. As a cheesemaker, Pennie hand-crafts her raw milk cheeses from a small Jersey herd she keeps on the farm.

Fairaview Farm
813 Youngquist Road
Sequim, WA 98382


From 101 North, turn LEFT on Louella Road
Turn LEFT on Palo Alto Road
Drive 2 miles
Make a sharp RIGHT onto Youngquist Road

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The Jensen’s Dairy has been in production since the 60s, but it was just in 2004 Golden Glen Creamery went into production under the careful eye of the “Jensen Ladies” – Judy and Brandy.

The creamery uses milk from the Jensen’s Dairy herd of rBST-free Holstein and Guernsey cows and prides itself on producing full-flavored, all-natural farmstead cheeses. Golden Glen Creamery specializes in a Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Gouda.

Golden Glen Creamery
15098 Field Road
Bow, WA 98232
(360) 766-MILK


From I-5 North, take exit #231 / WA 11 North
Turn RIGHT on Chuckanut Drive
Turn LEFT on Field Road
Drive 1.4 miles, the dairy is on the left

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Under the shadow of the Chuckanut Mountains, Rhonda Gothberg is living her dream. A long-time resident of Skagit and Island Counties, she had always wanted a goat for family milk and cheese. In 2001, Roy and Rhonda bought a 40-acre dairy farm in need of much repair.

After several years of hard work, Rhonda now has a herd of about 20 goats of which about a dozen are providing milk. High quality Chèvre, Feta, Gouda, and Cheddar are the main cheeses produced with sales to restaurants, specialty shops, and farmer’s market.

Gothberg Farms


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For three generations, Pleasant Valley Dairy has been producing superior dairy products on their licensed, Grade "A" farm in the Northwest corner of Whatcom County. Their small herd of dairy cattle is raised on lush green pasture in the summertime and top quality hay during the winter. Managed in a traditional and sustainable manner centered on providing dairy products of the finest quality, the farm began over 40 years ago by initially supporting their local community with an excellent raw milk product. Today, Pleasant Valley Dairy is a well established artisan Dairy Farm specializing not only in whole milk but wholesome cheeses as well.

“Experience has taught us... no stress, no rush... contented cows produce satisfied customers!”

Pleasant Valley Dairy
6804 Kickerville Road   
Ferndale, WA  98248

Farm Store Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From I-5, take exit #266
Drive WEST on Grandview Road 5 miles
Turn LEFT on Kickerville Road
Turn LEFT in the first driveway

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Located in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley, River Valley Ranch is home to a host of dairying animals that support their raw milk and pasteurized artisan cheesemaking.

Founded by Julie and Rob Steil, River Valley Ranch specializes in farmstead artisan cheeses from a variety of milks. All cheeses are made by hand in small batches with a great attention to detail, without using any mechanization during production.

"When we say handmade, we really mean it!"

River Valley's herd of Brown Swiss cows, Riverine water buffalo, Tibetian yak, Fresian sheep and every breed of dairy goat are fed spent barley from the Pike Brewery in the Pike Place Market. This makes them one of the few vertically integrated products available in the Puget Sound region. 

River Valley Ranch handcrafts both fresh and aged cheeses, as well as a mozzarella aptly named "Wild West Mozzarella Cheese", which is made from yak, water buffalo and cow's milk.

River Valley Ranch
34920 SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Road
Fall City, Washington  98024
(425) 222-5277


From I-5 South, take I-90 East
Take exit #22 towards Preston/Fall City
Turn LEFT on SE 82nd Street
Turn RIGHT on SE High Point Way
Continue on Preston-Fall City Road SE
Continue on SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Road
The farm is located on the left

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In the northwest corner of the beautiful Skagit Valley, you’ll find the home of Samish Bay Cheese, a certified organic farmstead cheesemaker. Owned and operated by Suzanne and Roger Wechsler, Samish Bay Cheese is located on the Rootabaga Country Farm.

With over 150 acres of farm land, Samish Bay Cheese works with a mixed herd of Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Dutch Belted, and cross-breeds to handcraft their cheeses: Gouda, Mont Blanchard, and Montasio.

Samish Bay Cheese/Rootabaga Country Farm
15115 Bow Hill Road
Bow, WA 98232
(360) 766-6707


From I-5 North, take exit #231 / WA 11 North
Drive 6.9 miles and turn RIGHT on Chuckanut Drive
Turn RIGHT on Bow Hill Road
The farm is located on the left

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Popular on the farmer's market tour for their ice cream and whole Jersey milk, Silver Springs has recently developed a following for their variety of Jersey cow milk cheeses, including Butterkase, Black Pepper, Danbo, Havarti, Herb, Jeddar and
Raw Milk Danbo.


Silver Springs Creamery Farm
256 East Hemmi Road
Lynden, Washington  98264
(360) 820-1384


From I-5 North, take exit #256A-B/ WA 539
Drive 5.8 miles on WA 539
Turn RIGHT on East Hemmi Road

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