Saturday, February 20, 2010

Who Cut the Cheese?!

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Beecher's. And boy does it smell goooooooooooooood.

For those who have been keeping up with my blog (yes, all 5 of you) should know that I recently came back from a trip to Washington State for work. It was my first work-related trip and it was really exciting and fun despite the incredibly tiring schedule.

Pike Place

The first day we arrived in Washington we met up with one of the owners, the general manager, and the executive chef of a restaurant in Silverdale, Washington called Silver City Restaurant and Brewery. The place was Beecher's Handmade Cheese.

Cheese Sign

Cheese Boards

We stood there getting sample after sample tasting some of the cheeses in their enormous selection. As a cheese lover I'm surprised I've never discovered local cheese even in Orange County where I live. I've always stuck with whatever's at the supermarket.

Cheeses

One of the workers very patiently and eagerly cut the cheeses for us describing each one and how it was unique.

Counter Girl

One cheese in particular was called Marco Polo Reserve.

Marco Polo Reserve

It has HUGE chunks of cracked black pepper in it and it was delicious!

Marco Polo Sliced

Right in the store they have this HUGE window where you can see them making the fresh soft cheese.

Cheese Maker

I guess it makes sense that they call it "Hand-made cheese" and they'd have people making them by hand for everyone to see.

Cheese Curds

The last day we were in Washington we made one more stop at Beecher's to buy some cheese to bring back home. I got about a pound of their 3 different cheese. We also had lunch there. Guess what we had... well, what else but a grilled cheese sandwich??

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A-MA-ZING.

We also had their tomato soup and a couple of sodas. I had the ginger ale that was the most gingery ginger ale I've EVER had. Absolutely delicious.

Beecher's Lunch

Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

6 comments:

  1. we should check this place out, nadia
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/frogs-breath-cheese-store-orange

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  2. you must've been so happy here :D
    you are climbing up the ladder my dear and having SO MUCH FUN!

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  3. I love Beecher's! I've never been to Pike's Place (it's a dream of mine, though), but I freak out a little whenever I find Beecher's in a specialty shop here in SF. Awesome stuff!

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  4. Love these photos! They really capture the essence of Beecher's!

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  5. I freak out a little whenever I find Beecher's in a specialty shop here in SF

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