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.
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.
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.
One of the workers very patiently and eagerly cut the cheeses for us describing each one and how it was unique.
One cheese in particular was called Marco Polo Reserve.
It has HUGE chunks of cracked black pepper in it and it was delicious!
Right in the store they have this HUGE window where you can see them making the fresh soft cheese.
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.
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??
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.