Archive for July 30th, 2015

I have posted pictures I have taken from my seat on planes in the past, but I have to say my most recent trip afforded one of the most impressive views I have been fortunate to see. While on approach to the Seattle-Tacoma airport last week, the plane glided through the Cascade Mountains and did a final turn around the majestic peak of the snowcapped Mount Rainier. The photos do not do the scene justice, but it was very cool.


BeechIn the heart of Seattle’s Pike Place Market you can’t help but notice the crowds gathered around a particular storefront. When you walk up for closer inspection you see the crowds are looking at the cheese-making operations of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – a purveyor of artisan cheese (and related treats) made and served right on site.

About Beecher’s Handmade Cheese: “At the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shops in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market and New York’s Flatiron District, visitors press their noses against the windows to witness a vat of creamy white milk transformed by the expert hands of the cheesemaker. Although he is aided in the process by simple machinery, the cheesemaker is crafting cheese using the same techniques that have been used for thousands of years. A cheese lover since childhood, Kurt Beecher Dammeier remembers encouraging his mother to buy artisan cheese at a time when processed cheese was overtaking the market; and he recalls his great-grandfather, whose first name was Beecher, purchasing Stilton by the wheel.”

Beech2Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is also a restaurant where you can dine on dishes using their signature products, like their “World’s Best Mac and Cheese” – which you can also purchase online and have it shipped right to your home: “It’s purely the handcrafted, artisan cheese. Beecher’s ‘World’s Best’ Mac & Cheese is made with an incomparable combination of our signature Flagship and Just Jack cheeses. A hint of spice and penne pasta, versus the standard macaroni, make for a creamy mac that’s not just for kids. Best when bubbly and hot, our Mac & Cheese is shipped frozen so you can enjoy it fresh from the oven.”

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is located in the historic Pike Place Market in the great city of Seattle.

Lucky for us, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese also has an online shop.

Learn more about Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – including their NYC location – here.