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Hungry Holidays: Local Finds For Your Holiday Table Or The Foodie On Your Gift List
Seattle Times

Start with an easy and delicious cheese plate made from the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Classic Collection ($28 at Beecher’s, Pike Place Market), which also ships well thanks to its airtight packaging ... more

The World’s 50 Most Meaningful Cheeses, Ranked

#5. Beecher's Flagship cheddar: But American cheddar holds its own. Out of Seattle, Flagship offers a simultaneously sharp and sweet bite that is worth tracking down ... more

Seattle Cheesemakers Grow Business In Public
Capital Press

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, four to five employees at a time make cheese in the 1,400-square-foot facility in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. They take milk from a pair of Washington state dairies and process it into cheese ... more

Great Cheese Shops from Coast to Coast
Food Network Online

Whether you're on the road or looking for a local shop to call home, here are 16 can't-miss locations for cheese in all of its gooey, crumbly and farm-fresh forms ... more

Beecher's Cheese Aims to Teach Washington Students How to Eat Healthier
Seattle Weekly

Beecher’s founded Pure Food Kids in 2006 to work toward reversing the influx of diet-related diseases. Its mission is to educate and inspire 4th- and 5th-grade students to make better choices about what they buy and eat ...  more

13 American Food Markets You Must Visit Before You Die

See how that says "Handmade" and not "Homemade"? Because that means Beecher's is straight up sifting curds and making cheese on site ...  more

The 9 Most Important Seattle Snacks

Beecher’s curds - snacking on these little pillows of deliciousness ... more

10 of the Flatiron District's Most Revered Restaurants You Have to Try
USA Today ’10 Best’

The New York outpost of Seattle-born Beecher's Handmade Cheese does not disappoint ... more

Eating Cheese With A Fork: The Bob Marley-Inspired Cheddar No Woman Is An Appropriately Mellow Experience
Baltimore City Paper

t the cheese counter at the Chesapeake Wine Company in Canton, we found ourselves engrossed by the cheese's beautifully marbled ribbons and speckles of jerk spices ... more

Fourth graders become food detectives
King5, Evening Magazine

Kurt Dammeier is bringing the Pure Food Kids program into classrooms around Seattle ... watch the video

From White Castle Sliders to Pea-and-Fennel Velouté

Add the word “frozen” to the title, and “world’s best” doesn’t even seem like an overstatement... It will ruin you for Stouffer's forever... more  more

11 Reasons You Should Keep Feeding Your Cheese Obsession
Huffington Post

... #3 And at one point in time, macaroni and cheese was one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things."' ... more

Traveling Soon? Here Are 5 Of The Best Places To Eat At Sea-Tac
Seattle Refined

The next time you're flying out of Sea-Tac International Airport, you don't have to eat at a greasy chain restaurant or suffer through an overpriced, bland airline meal ...  more

Chef’s Dish: Kurt Beecher Dammeier
Culture Magazine

“At age 38 I got to start a new career with a couple of coins in my pocket,” he says. “And I decided the second chapter would be all about passion” ... more

Beecher’s New York - Flatiron
mac & cheese in NYC

If you read any “Best of” lists involving macaroni and cheese (which you probably do if you’re reading this blog), it’s likely that you’ve already come across Beecher’s ... more

The 7 Best Mac & Cheeses New York City Has To Offer
Cheese Rank

It should also be noted that at The Cellar there is a dedicated mac and cheese menu, boasting creative combos like curried cauliflower and sweet onion or balsamic mushroom and fennel ... more

How to Make Bacon Beer-Soaked Cheese And More Surprisingly Fantastic Beer-Flavored Cheeses

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, the man behind Beecher’s Cheese, collaborated with Samuel Adams on four incredibly easy recipes that can be made a few days ahead ... more

The 8 Best Mac & Cheeses In NYC
The Gothamist

If making cheese is your gig, then you better know how to use it, especially if you're going to dub your mac & cheese the "World's Best" ... more

The Definitive Guide To NYC’s Best Grilled Cheeses In 2014
Cheese Rank

Goodness gracious, Gotham’s got great grilled cheese! ... more

7 Cheeses To Enjoy For An Adult Halloween
Cheese Rank

These are the cast of characters that I’ll gladly spend the evening with this Hallows’ Eve – and sorry, no trick or treaters allowed ... more

American Cheese Month: Beecher’s
Union Market blog

We usually associate the term “bicoastal” with businessmen and movie stars. But a cheesemaker? That’s the story with Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, the award-winning Seattle-based producer ... more

Washington Grown

Washington Grown visits Beecher's in the Pike Place Market and stops by the test kitchen to make "World's Best" Mac & Cheese with Kurt ... watch

In Season Now: Bell Peppers
Tasting Table

The Cellar at Beecher's in New York shares how to make the perfect pepper infused vodka ... more

Still Got It: The Cellar At Beecher's Handmade Cheese
The Gothamist

One of our favorite cheese shops in the city, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, does a stellar job of selling its own cheese, charcuterie and deli sandwiches to the dairy-starved masses. But what makes Beecher's stand out from its competitors is The Cellar, the shop's subterranean restaurant and bar ... more

Kids getting a Good (Food) Education
Seattle Times

In school circles, they’re known as “the chili people.” That would be the educators from the Pure Food Kids Workshop, a program aimed at teaching fourth- and fifth-graders how to cut through clever packaging and marketing tactics that push processed foods to kids ... more

Ring My Belle: Kurt Chats Up Rachel Belle About Grilled Cheese
KIRO Radio

Founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier spoke with Rachel Belle on KIRO's Ron & Don Show about Beecher's grilled cheese sandwiches... Listen

Ideal Cheese Names Convey Flavors, Places, Experiences
Cheese Market News

As choices continue to grow in the specialty cheese case, the naming process is as important as ever to both draw shoppers’ attention and differentiate a new cheese from similar styles ... more

Best Grilled Cheese In NYC

It's no shocker that a place making its own cheese would know how to put together a killer cheese-based sandwich, and that's definitely true of this Seattle import ... more

Best Cheese Shops In America
Travel + Leisure

Stop into Pike Place Market to witness curds being made from scratch behind the giant windows at Beecher's, which opened here in 2003 and added a New York City outpost in 2011 ... more

3 Must-visit Manhattan eateries for mac and cheese lovers

If great mac and cheese is what you’re looking for, an entire store dedicated to cheese products is probably a reasonable place to start ... more

Where to Eat at Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA)
Eater Seattle

Beechers has been killing it since opening in concourse C ... more

Beecher’s Flagship Foundation [Pure Food Kids] Gets Seattle Kids to Eat Better
Civil Eats

Research shows that engaging kids with growing, choosing, and cooking food increases the likelihood they will eat a healthy diet ... more

Mac & Cheese Cook-Off with Dori Monson
KIRO Radio – Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson stepped up to the challenge and put his mac and cheese recipe up against one that's been called the "World's Best" ... more

50 Runny, Yummy, Crumbly Cheeses to Eat Now
New York Magazine

Beecher's Flagsheep: The harmonious result is rich and chewy, with a touch of sheepy sweetness and little of aged Cheddar’s characteristic tang ... more

Seahawks vs. Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII menu
rva news

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Super Bowl this year: hometown star Russell Wilson, new commercials, and of course, the food ... more

Not Your Grandmother's American Cheese
Wall Street Journal

More American-made fine cheeses are hitting the shelves ... more

Best Mac and Cheese in New York City

This Seattle import brings the rightly famous mac to its Flatiron shop, a super-creamy mix of penne pasta with Beecher’s mellow but flavorful Flagship cheese ... more

“Made in America”
ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer

Barbara Walters and the David Muir direct viewers toward gifts and goods that are "Made in America" ... watch

Whey Ahead: The History Of Pacific Northwest Cheese
Seattle Times – All You Can Eat

It feels sometimes like the revolution of fine artisan cheeses in the Northwest began about a decade ago. That’s when Kurt Dammeier founded Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market ... more

The 3 Must Eat Meals At Sea-Tac
King5 “Evening Magazine's Julien Perry highlights Beecher's as a place to eat at Sea-Tac Int'l Airport ... watch the video

My Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies
The Weekend Gourmet

If you have a cheese lover to buy for, look no further than Beecher's Cheese. This Seattle-based cheese shop has some of the best cheddar I've ever tasted ... more

Epicurean Experiences That Make Great Gifts
USA Today

Many of the most famous artisans in America now offer DIY kits for foodie fans to recreate the crafts, or versions of them, at home. Seattle's Beecher's Handmade Cheese has a "World's Best Mac & Cheese Kit" ... more

The Best Mac And Cheese In New York City
Ahoy – NY Tours & Tasting

It is incredibly creamy, smooth and it is the perfect mix of cheese to give it some depth of flavor without being too complicated ... more

Eat These 4 Flavorful Fromages In Celebration Of American Cheese Month

For guidance on what cheese we should be devouring this month, we reached out to the fromage fanatics at Beecher's and Stinky Bklyn for their expert opinions ... more

Raw Milk Flagship Cheese
café johnsonia

Beecher's Flagship is a cow's milk, semi-hard cheese similar to cheddar. It packs a punch of flavor ... more

Seattle’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

Whether you're feeding the kids, a picky eater yourself, or you're craving some comfort food - Seattle is too good of a food town to resort to powdered cheese in the microwave ... more

Our Favorite Frozen Foods: Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese

Just heat [it] up in the oven and you have the most incredibly decadent, rich, cheesy dinner ever. more

The 9 Best Cheese Shops in NYC

What the Seattle-based company lacks in longevity, it makes up in quality and entertainment value, since as the name suggests, Beecher's makes its own cheese, and shop visitors can watch workers whip up the goods ... more

America’s Best Mac & Cheese
Travel + Leisure

Beecher’s wins multiple American Cheese Society awards each year and has been heralded by die-hard fans as well as The Martha Stewart Show as the “world’s best.” ... more

Girl Meets Fork Sums Up Her Favorites from the Fancy Food Show
ABC News

Girl Meets Fork, Susie Timm, claims Beecher's "World's Best" Gluten Free Mac & Cheese is the best of the best ... watch the video

A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese At Beecher’s
Serious Eats

Most of the time, airports are a terrible place to be when you're hungry, but not Concourse C at the SeaTac International Airport, where you can get your hands on a grilled cheese sandwich from Beecher's Homemade Cheese ... more

Fancy Food Show Summer 2013: Sara Moulton’s Top 13 Picks
ABC News

Designer Mac & Cheese - Beecher’s has added three variations to the line-up: Smoked Flagship Mac and Cheese, Mac and Cheese with Roasted Poblanos and Chicken, and Mac and Cheese with Savory Mushrooms and Pork... more

Your Cheesemonger: Beecher’s NYC
ARL now

On a recent trip to Manhattan, I found myself in a hairnet scrubbing my hands and arms over a knee-operated stainless steel sink ... more

Summer Fancy Food Show 2013 Edition – Multiple Gluten-Free Winners
BSC Kids

If you are looking for a Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese product look no further you have found the best ... more

The Cellar's Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese
Gluten Free For All

This was melt-in-your mouth good. This made up for three plus years of no mac & cheese. And it wasn't just gluten-free good. It was good good ... more

Five Awesome Reasons To Visit Seattle This Summer
Smarter Travel

With clear, sunny days for most of July and August and temperatures hovering in the mid-70's-low 80's, the city's infamous climate certainly redeems itself during the summer months ... more

America’s Best Stadium Food
Travel + Leisure

CenturyLink Field in Seattle, which hosts the Seattle Sounders soccer team as well as the Seahawks, has an outpost of Pike Place Market favorite Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which doles out hot, bubbly servings of its famed mac and cheese, made with a blend of handcrafted cheeses ... more

Where To Eat At Sea-Tac International Airport

In addition to cheese and Caffe Vita espresso, passengers can grab Beecher's famous mac & cheese, hot breakfast items, and grilled sandwiches ... more

Cheese Of The Week: Beecher’s Flagship
Evansville Courier & Press

Flagship, always sold in a triangular cut, is moist yet crumbly, sharp and tangy, yet creamy ... more

A Must-Try Cheese: Beecher’s Flagship
Triple Crème Decadence

Let me tell you, it's incredible. If swiss gruyere and cheddar had a baby, it would be named Flagship ... more

Cheesemaking on Curds Way: Beecher's to Eataly
Epicurious – the Epi-log

No cheese lives forever, but the best are generally at least mature. One exception is cheese curds ... more

Top 5 Tastes: Some Exploratory Eating
The Huffington Post

"World's Best" Mac & Cheese - we ate until not a bite was left ... more

Flagsheep Sweeter Than Cheddar
San Francisco Chronicle

Winning Best of Show at the American Cheese Society competition instantly vaults a cheese to stardom and almost always makes it hard to find ... more

Flagsheep Or Bust
Semi Sweetness

With big, bold notes of caramel and an almost fudge-like texture and finish, this cheese will drastically improve your life ... more

The Cellar at Beecher’s New York
WHERE New York Magazine

An atmospheric bistro and boite beneath a fromage emporium, where an inhouse cheesemonger and sommelier team up to take you and your taste buds to the moon ...  more

Valentine's Day Gifts For That Special Someone: Yourself

For self-indulgence this Valentine's Day, dig into a pan of "World's Best" Mac & Cheese ... more

Beecher’s New York
There Goes Katie

Not only does Beecher’s make and sell their own cheese, they also sell hand-picked selections of other American artisan cheeses, meats, antipasti, crackers, honey, pickles and all sorts of other delicious additive-free foods ... more

Gianaclis Caldwell Visits Beecher’s New York
Cheese Notes

Gianaclis and her husband and co-cheesemaker, Vern — career-Marine-turned-Cheesemaker — brought a selection of their cheeses for sampling and spoke about the challenges and rewards of farmstead cheesemaking ... more

Warm Up With Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Daily NYC

The macaroni will warm you on a blustery day and the eatery’s small dining area offers both a view of the cheese production process and a quiet escape from the hectic Manhattan street below ... more

Domestic Artisan Cheeses

CityEats sits down with Beecher's cheesemonger, Elena Santogade, to talk about the world of cheese ... more

Beecher’s NYC, Blessed Are The Cheese Makers
Small World, Beautiful Business

When I was in New York last year, I was drawn to a shop in the Flatiron district by the most incredible industrial lighting rig I had seen ... more

After-School Special: 10 Cool Ways to Teach Kids About Food
Take Part

With its Pure Food Kids’ Workshop, Beecher’s Flagship Foundation [Pure Food Kids Foundation] has reached more than 20,000 students, teachers and volunteers with its challenge to make healthy food choices ... more

The Chew   Visits Beecher’s In New York

The Chew's Daphne Oz goes behind the scenes and makes cheese with Beecher's cheesemaker Dan Utano ... watch the video

Flagship Makes The Top 5 of 2012

With 2012 behind them, the taste panel reviews their favorites.

Mouthwatering Comfort Food: 12 Most Popular Recipes Of 2012

Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese is the #1 Comfort Food of 2012 ... more

Beecher’s New York
Plate the Slate

“We wanted to make a cheese that was clearly premium, but ubiquitously likable,” says Dammeier. Juxtaposing himself against other well-known purveyors, such as Murray’s Cheese, which has multiple locations around the city and is a favorite among foodies, Dammeier’s goal has always been to be inclusive rather than exclusive ... more

Celebrate Cheesemas With Beecher’s Yule Käse
Cheese and Champagne

While many of our holiday cheeses are classified as such because they are ready and ripe this time of year, the award-winning Yule Käse was created specifically for the holidays ... more

Best Mac and Cheese in the U.S.

Our "World's Best" Mac & Cheese made Food and Wine's list of where to find the best mac in the country ... more

Beecher's Yule Käse
My Daily Find

Because it’s a twist on some familiar flavor profiles, it makes the perfect crowd pleaser for a holiday cheese plate or a hostess gift ... more

Who Cut The Cheese At Beecher’s?

Vicki Winters tries her hand at cheesemaking in our cheesemaking kitchen in New York ... more

Kurt Beecher Dammeier Plays Judge On Top Chef
Seattle Times

Beecher's founder and owner, Kurt Dammeier, was invited to be a judge on the Top Chef Seattle episode "Pike Place Pickle," where contestants were instructed to make a delicious dish out of an artisan treat such as... Beecher's fresh cheese curds ... more

Manhattan: The City's Cheesiest Neighborhood
Crane’s New York Business

Manhattan's Union Square is home to shops offering Gorgonzolas, Bries and other varieties of cheese ... more

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Contemplates Additional Quick-Service Stores
Seattle Weekly’s Voracious

The immediate success of Beecher's Handmade Cheese's Sea-Tac concession has inspired owner Kurt Dammeier to consider replicating the quick-service concept elsewhere.

Sea-Tac Airport Welcomes Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Aviation News

Beecher's Handmade Cheese has opened in the C concourse of Seattle-Tacoma International ... more

Beecher’s in the Pike Place Market – Best of Western Washington
King 5 News

Beecher's original store in Seattle's Pike Place Market wins "Best of Western Washington: Cheese Shop" ...  see the list of winners

Seattle: Beecher’s

Kurt Beecher Dammeier is a businessman who puts his money where his mouth leads him and where his passions lay: with the pure food movement ... more

Beecher’s Opens at SeaTac International Airport
Port of Seattle

Take a video tour of Beecher's new store in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ... watch now

A Mail-Order Thanksgiving
Bon Appetit – The Feed blog

To save you some time skulking around online, we've scoured the country to find some of the best dishes out there, for an appetizers-to-pie spread of Thanksgiving splendor.

My Favorite Cheese: Flagsheep
Cheesy Chat with Pastoral

But the pride I felt when I heard about Flagsheep beating all 1,710 caseinous competitors was because I somewhat childishly adopted it as my own personal victory. Because Flagsheep is my spirit cheese ... more

Beecher's Sea-Tac Location Opens November 1
Seattle Met’s Nosh Pit

The Pike Place Market landmark will be unleashing its oasis of cheese on November 1, just in time for the holiday travel season ... more

American Cheese
Plate the Slate

Kurt Dammeier is no stranger to the early days of artisanal cheese and the eventual sea change that has occured in the public mind ... more

Beechers, Via Tribunali test the waters in NYC Seattle

The most successful of the recent emigrés has been cheese entrepreneur Kurt Beecher Dammeier ... more

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Portland Palate

I could eat this mac and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was creamy, yummy and seriously delicious ... more

Beecher's Gluten-Free ("World's Best") Mac and Cheese
GF Bird

I took a bite and let out a long "Mmmmhh!" This mac is piquant and flavorful, full of what was clearly more than one cheese - just MMM ... more

Cheese Of The Weekish – Beecher’s No Woman

I’ve had some jerk chicken that was pretty darn spicy, but this cheese is just delightful. It tastes like a meal all in itself ... more

With Two New Shops, Union Square Area Is Becoming New York’s Cheese District
New York Daily News

Manhattan’s getting a lot stinkier. And for cheese lovers, that’s a good thing... more

Beecher’s Flagship With Caramelized Onions Grilled Cheese
Grilled Shane blog

When the day began, I had no idea what type of sandwich I would be making. At the end of the day, I had just consumed an amazing grilled cheese consisting of an even more delicious cheese ... more

Beecher’s Cheese
Busy Budget Foodie

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a culinary hallmark of Seattle ... more

Beecher’s Flagsheep Named Best Cheese In North America

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese just beat out 1,710 other cheeses at the American Cheese Society 2012 ACS Judging to be named Best in Show, in other words, the best cheese in North America ... more

American To The Rind
New York Times

Flagsheep, an aged mix of sheep’s and cow’s milk that comes from Seattle in tall 16-pound clothbound cylinders, beat out 1,710 other cheeses ... more

Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese Chick

As I pondered what direction to go in next, it hit me: the answer is in your own backyard! Not literally, but close: Beecher’s. The Holy Grail of Cheese ... more

Beecher’s Flagsheep: The Cheese Of My Life
Our World

I don't think I ever imagined falling for a cheese so completely and uncontrollably... more

Beecher’s Cheese And Seattle Fun
More Than Just Dessert…

And then the moment of truth…trying the actual Beecher’s mac & cheese! It lived up to the hype, and it was just as creamy as the stuff I had made with Beecher’s cheese months ago, leading me to believe it is all about the quality of the cheese you put in to it ... more

American Cheese Society 2012: Best Of Show
Gordon (“Zola”) Edgar

The Flagsheep we tasted was awesome and truly deserved this honor ... more

'Big Cheese' Beecher's Named Best In Nation
Seattle Times

Kurt Dammeier has done plenty personally to promote Washington-made cheeses. Now his own Beecher's Handmade Cheese is going to draw some serious eyes and mouths to the state's burgeoning artisan cheese industry ... more

Cheese Heaven At The Festival Of Cheese

Of course, This years Best in Show, “Flagsheep Reserve” from Beecher’s Creamery in Seattle, is the most sought after cheese in the room ... more

Cheese Rally In Raleigh Closes With A YUM

Beecher’s Flagsheep (Washington State) was this year’s best in show ... more

American Cheese Society Competition 2012 :: Northwest Winners
Pacific Northwest Cheese Project

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese of Seattle took the top prize in this years American Cheese Society Competition with its lovely Flagsheep cheese ... more

Beecher’s Flagsheep: Best of Show 2012 ACS Competition
Marcella The Cheesemonger

Congratulations to Kurt, Brad, Jena and all my friends at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese on Flagsheep winning Best of Show ... more

Why We Love Making Cheese: Cheesemaker Interviews from ACS 2012

What the Celebrities of the Cheese World have to say about...well, cheese! Watch Now

Beecher's Flagsheep Takes Best In Show at ACS
Gourmet Retailer

Flagsheep from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle was named “Best of Show” at the 28th Annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & Competition ... more

ACS Best of Show 2012
Cheese Underground

In a sign that mixed-milk cheeses are slowly and surely becoming American artisanal cheesemakers' claim to fame, Beecher's Handmade Cheese from Washington captured the 2012 American Cheese Society Best of Show award tonight with Flagsheep, a mixed cow and sheep's milk bandaged cheddar ... more

New York’s 10 Best Mac And Cheeses
Vault Magazine

Invading the modern American dining scene and grasping the attention of glorified chefs, macaroni and cheese has long since left the confinements of Grandma’s casserole dish and has made its way to trendy tables across the country.

Flagship Cheese Crackers From Beecher’s
Hungry in Portland

Easily, the best cheese cracker I’ve ever tasted ... more

It’s Sunday Morning: Time To Talk Cheeses –
Interview with Kurt Dammeier
Feline Foodie

Beecher’s No Woman was the catalyst that created my blog which over the last four years has morphed into this website ... more

You Can’t Write On An Empty Stomach
Bon Bouche Blog

I have a coworker who’s a Seattle transplant (yep, the same guy that loves the brie and hates the goat’s milk), and he has been raving about Beecher’s Flagship ever since my turophilia became public knowledge ... more

Ice Cream Around the World: Seattle's Cheddar Cheese Flavor
Conde Naste “The Daily Traveler”

Cheddar cheese and ice cream go together like the rainy Pacific Northwest and summer sweets: surprisingly well ... more

Raw Milk Cheese: More Popular, Greater Scrutiny
Supermarket News

Raw milk cheese, a specialized segment of artisan cheese made from unpasteurized milk, has been trickling into more retailers’ dairy offerings ... more

Best Sandwiches in Seattle
CBS Seattle

There’s nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich made with Beecher’s Handmade Cheese ... more

Great Pacific Northwest Finds
Urban Rush

Adele Chan on Vancouver's Urban Rush, chats up Beecher's for Pacific Northwest travelers... more

Flagship Cheese Review
Whom You Know

Beecher's Flagship Cheese literally blew me away with the first bite! ... more

Just Jack Cheese Review
Whom You Know

Despite its name, this cheese is anything BUT just Jack! Rich and creamy, I fell in love with this cheese from the first time I tasted it ... more

Tapenade Blank Slate Review
Whom You Know

I recently had the good fortune to try Beecher's Blank Slate Tapenade, and my taste buds are still singing ... more

Down Below: A Guide To NYC Basement Bars

A few of my favorite things in life include alcohol, cheese and exposed brick. This bar has them all ... more

Beecher’s Opening Sea-Tac Location
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine “Nosh Pit”

The C Concourse space will offer cheese delights aplenty and a miniature Caffe Vita ... more

Nate’s Food Finds
The Nate Berkus Show

Nate shows chef Rocco DiSpirito some of his favorite online food finds, including "World's Best" Mac & Cheese.

Beecher's Big Deal: When You Want a Big Ole Meaty Cheesy Sandwich
The Village Voice

It's a good sandwich, for sure, one we'd likely even order again. And it certainly is big. It might even be a bona fide big deal ... more

Beecher’s Launches Gluten Free Mac And Cheese
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine “Nosh Pit”

Gluten intolerants rejoice, after months of recipe tinkering, the “World’s Best” mac and cheese is now made with rice pasta ... more

Best Mac & Cheese I’ve Ever Eaten
Road Trip Flavors

Across the street from the market is a small cheese factory and market called Beecher’s. Yes, they make the cheese right there! ... more

How Does Edible Manhattan Procrastinate? We Visit Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Edible Manhattan – the Edible Blog

We don’t know what your procrastination techniques might be, but ours usually involve window shopping at grocery stores ... more

For Cheese Lovers Day, Make "World's Best" Mac & Cheese

Earlier this fall, Rina Raphael made the noble effort to try every single well-reviewed mac 'n cheese in New York City ... more

Interview With Beecher’s Cheesemaker Doug Ginn

Our first chat was with Doug Ginn, a true proponent of the American artisan cheese movement ...  more

New York Live Visits Beecher’s
NBC New York Live

Lauren Scala heads to Beecher's to learn how to make our specialty, and of course taste a little ... more

The Hands In The Vat

Exactly what is going on in Beecher's New York cheese kitchen? Videographer Erik Spink makes a visit to find out... watch the video

2011 Feline Foodie Awards
Marcella The Cheesemonger

Best of Show - Beecher's No Woman cheese ... more

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Live It Up NYC

Mac and Cheese fans in New York City have another reason to rejoice as a location for Beecher’s Handmade Cheese has opened in the Flatiron district ... more

How Cheese Is Made
The Daily Meal

Go inside Beecher's Handmade Cheese and see how they make their product from start to finish ... more

Rina Raphael on New York
Black Book New York

I'd like to think of myself as a budding mac ‘n cheese critic and this cheese factory/restaurant serves the most effortlessly gooey, tasty dish (appropriately) called 'the world’s best mac ‘n cheese.' Not an exaggeration.

A Food Tour Of Seattle

Seattle may be widely known as a coffee town, but it also has an awesome and sophisticated local food scene ... more

Cheddar Cheese Basics
The Daily Meal

Kurt Beecher Dammeier of Beecher's Cheese teaches the essentials of cheddar ... more

No Woman Jerk Spiced Cheese
Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

Adding Jamaican Jerk spices creates a cheese with a warm, nutty, spicy flavor ... more

Beecher’s Cheese Shop
dishes - details

In my next life, I think I’d like to be a cheesemonger ...  more

Beecher’s: “World’s BEST” Mac & Cheese
A Slice of Pattie

Ever since he was a kid, my husbank Joel has been in love with Mac & Cheese .. more

Where’s The Best Grilled Cheese in NYC?
NYU Local

Since they opened earlier this year I’ve made it a point to grab their Fig & Cheese sandwich for lunch once a week ... more

Some Cheddar in Your Martini?
Village Voice

Curd nerds will discover plenty of tasty items at this Seattle-based cheesemaker and restaurant ...  more

The Cellar at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
World’s Best Bars

How many fromageries house bars in their basements? Not many, we’d wager ... more

“World’s Best” Mac & Cheese, Please!
West Coast Prairie Girl

It was so worth the walk in the miserable weather and I think the weather actually made me appreciate it more ... more

20 Reasons To Fly To New York this Fall

Beecher's Handmade Cheese is to fromage what Mario Batali's Eataly, just a few blocks south, is to la dolce vita ... more

Beecher's Handmade Cheese- Who Doesn't Love Cheese?!
Eating with Kirby

A lot of people (including me!) visit this place because they’re fascinated by the cheese making process ... more

Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese
The Weekend Gourmet

Lots of people claim to have "the best" this or that...and sometimes the hype is just that. And other times? The claim is totally true ... more

Seattle’s Top 5 Cheese Shops
Seattle Weekly

Voracious blog lists Beecher's as the #1 cheese shop in Seattle.

Fancy An Original Cocktail? Try Grilled Cheese Vodka

Beecher's Handmade Cheese serves up a drink infused with what it does best: grilled-cheese sandwiches ... more

Beecher’s Cellar: Revisited
Essential Luxuries

From my last visit, I knew the atmosphere would be perfect for a few afterwork drinks and I could not resist the opportunity to reunited with another heaping bowl of macaroni and cheese ... more

Ultimate Wine & Cheese Pairing
Speaking the Local Vinacular

Remember when we told you to skip the "house wine" at your local bar? Apparently, we lied ... more

Tips for Making the Perfect Mac 'n' Cheese
The Daily Meal

Nothing beats a creamy bite of mac 'n' cheese, especially when you're in the mood for something warm and comforting ... more

Where To Get A Grilled Cheese Martini
Seattle PI

Mmmm…. grilled-cheese vodka. What could be more decadent? ... more

Beecher's Grilled Cheese Sandwich On The Rocks

Oprah voted Beecher's Mac and Cheese as one of her favorite things, but what the Seattle cheese-maker is up to now has people scratching their heads ... more

Beecher's honored at American Cheese Society in Montreal

Remember we’ve got plenty of award winning creamy goodness right in our own region ... more

Grilled Cheese Martini

Your savory sandwich wishes and vermouth dreams can be fulfilled at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese ... more

Review of Beecher’s Products
Second Time Around

Cheese is a big staple in our house. My husband and Tobin would eat cheese all day long if I let them ... more

Making of a Signature Drink: Beecher's Grilled Cheese Martini
The Daily Meal

Menu items are designed to tempt you, but oftentimes you come across something that feels more like a dare ... more

American Cheese Society Conference
The Globe and Mail

I’d move to Seattle if it meant I could be closer to Flagsheep from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese ... more

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Cellar
Essential Luxuries

Absolutely LOVED Beecher's Handmade Cheese Cellar - fabulous vibes and even more fabulous food ... more

Grilled Cheese Martini
Urban Daddy

Introducing the Grilled Cheese Martini, a comfort food cocktail that counts grilled-cheese-flavored vodka as its main ingredient, available off-menu now at Beecher’s ... more

Beecher’s Cheese New York
Glenwood NYC

Note to New York City cheese lovers: your cheese-eating options just increased by a pretty huge "one." ... more

Flagship and Flagship Reserve Cheeses
Shakin 'N Bakin

I sliced down the cheeses and made 2 different cheese and cracker plates for us to sample the goodies ...  more

Flatiron Lunch: Your First Look at Beecher’s
Midtown Lunch

Today’s post is a look around at the place and what they offer ... more more

Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Shakin 'N Bakin

The Beecher's "World's Best Mac & Cheese" dinner is made with their award winner one-year aged Flagship cheese and their Just Jack cheese ... more

Beecher’s Cheesemaking Deli / Restaurant
The Fitzy Report

Can you believe this? Cheese making in the middle of Manhattan! ... more

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese - Seattle
The Glorified Tomato

It was a must. My Production Coordinator and I just looked at each other and walked in the door – we knew ...  more

NYC: Beecher's Handmade Cheese
dee Cuisine

Stepping foot inside the entranceway, I was excited to see what cheese was available for sale, especially since The New York Times mentioned it would have a counter with 75 American cheeses ... more

A Seattle Cheesemonger's New York Outpost
Pure Wow

The just-opened Flatiron complex falls somewhere between general store, cheese factory and restaurant, which makes for a bustling atmosphere perfectly suitable for relishing simple, old-fashioned curds ... more

Seattle’s Beecher’s Cheese Braves Manhattan
Insatiable Critic

I had wondered about this famed Seattle cheese shop daring to play in Manhattan ... more

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Opens
Daily Candy

If cheese were a person, we’d marry it and have its babies ... more

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Bonjour + Hola

Fresh from Seattle, Beecher’s allows their customers to actually watch their cheese being made from inside the store while learning about the process through detailed signs ... more

Cheese Road-Trip Stop: Beecher’s Cheese in Seattle
Cheese & Champagne

It’s kind of ironic that on the same weekend that Seattle cheese icon Beecher’s Handmade Cheese celebrated the grand opening of its new New York shop, I visited the original location in Seattle’s Pike Place Market ... more

Inside Beecher Cheese Factory And Shop, New York
Food and Tech blog

I dropped in during my lunch hour to spy on the cheese-making process, which happens smack dab in the front of the store behind two-story high glass panes ... more

Beecher's Opened Today, Curd Nerds in Heaven
The Village Voice – The Early Word Blog

Today marked the New York City opening of Beecher's, the Seattle-based cheese shop, which took over more than 8,000 square feet of space just north of Union Square ... more

Inside Beecher's Cheese Cafe And Cellar, Opening Tomorrow
Eater New York

Tomorrow Beecher's Handmade Cheese, the hotly anticipated Seattle import, will open its huge facility on 20th St. and Broadway ... more

A New Cheesemonger For The Flatiron District
New York Times

Beecher’s opens a cheese factory, a retail store and a restaurant in New York ... more

Beecher’s — Cheesemaking On Display In Manhattan
Diner's Journal - New York Times

They’ve taken over 8,000 square feet of space on three levels in a landmark building ...  more

Kurt Beecher Dammeier expands his Beecher’s Handmade Cheese operation to the Big Apple
Puget Sound Business Journal

And now the single-location Beecher’s is shaking things up. It will open a factory and store later this year in New York City ... more

Seattle Cheese Shop Beecher's Comes to Flatiron

...It's also importing its same philosophy: only selling pure food that's free of artificial preservatives, flavor enhancers, sweeteners, colors and trans fats, say organizers, who add that the store is committed to educating consumers ... more

Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese
Stupid Dope

Now when you have Mac & Cheese made from award winning cheeses, you can call it the best ... more

Beecher’s Bubbles Up
Grub Street

The shop has already been a player in the Seattle cheese scene since 2003, and founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier tells us the 8,000-square-foot space will be half devoted to cheese-making, and half to dining and retail ... more

Clark Kids Schooled In Healthy Eating By Beecher's Cheese Foundation
Issaquah Reporter

Beecher’s Cheese took its commitment to change the way America eats to an Issaquah school last week ... more

Restaurateur Shares Healthy Eating Lessons
Mercer Island Reporter

Fourth grade is not too early to learn that what you eat now will directly affect the rest of your life ... more

Beecher's Flagship Foundation Teaches Einstein Students About Food Nutrition
Redmond Reporter

The students learn how to read the nutrition labels on foods, what different ingredients are and how different nutrients are processed by the body ... more

Start Spreading The Word
Cheesemonger’s Weblog

Kurt Dammeier and his staff are on the last stretch to open their new Beecher’s Handmade Cheese store in the Flatiron District of New York City ... more

Seattle ‘Mac and Cheese’ Maker One Of Oprah’s Favorite Things
King 5

On last December's "Favorite Things" show, audience members were screaming, pulling their hair and wiping away tears over -- macaroni and cheese? ... more

Kurt Cooks Up Oprah’s Favorite On New Day Northwest
New Day Northwest

Kurt Dammeier joins host, Margaret Larson, to share the secret behind Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese ... more

A Review of Beecher’s Café in Seattle
Follow Me Foodie

I don’t know if this is a tourist trap or a local favourite, but either way it was excellent, so I’m calling it a local favourite ...  more

Big Cheese From Seattle Comes to Flatiron

Forget the farm. Beecher's will be making cheese right in its store on Broadway and 20th ... more

Huge Milk Drums Announce Arrival of Beecher's in Manhattan
Eater NY

Workers unloading some milk drums into the Flatiron storefront created a stir in New York ... more

Cheesemaking On Display In Pike Place Market

Shoppers in Seattle's Pike Place Market enjoy the spectacle of cheesemaking through the large windows at Beecher's ... more

8 West Coast Cheese Sandwiches

One of the best vehicles for showcasing the west coast's bounty is the easy-to-assemble, portable, and infinitely modifiable sandwich... more

Martha Stewart Talks Cheese With Kurt

The Martha Stewart Show recently hosted Beecher's own Kurt Dammeier to share a new recipe from Beecher's New York... more

Beecher’s Flagship Reserve: Addictive American Cheddar Cheese
Cheese Chatter

I took this cheese home on a theory that with cooler winter weather,
my family would appreciate a more complex cheese... Flagship Reserve won over the whole crew ...  more

Making Cheese with Beecher's Kaci Aitchison
Fox Q13

What will she do next? Kaci Joined Kurt in the cheesemaking kitchen to talk - and taste - cheese.


Aida Mollenkamp from Foodcrafters makes “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese with Kurt watch

Seattle Things To Do
HomeTalkin blog

Beecher’s Cheese sits front and center at the market, right on Pike Place, where you can press your nose up to the window to watch the art of cheese crafting ...  more

Beecher’s Mac N’ Cheese Is An Oprah Favorite
Mercer Island Reporter

Islander Kurt Dammeier opened Beecher's Handmade Cheese in 2006 in the Pike Place Market ... Little did he know his comfort food mac n cheese would end up on Oprah's Favorite Things list for 2010 ...  more

Beecher's Cheese Wins The Oprah Lottery
The Stranger SLOG

... Beecher's Handmade Cheese, the beloved Pike Place Market cheesery responsible for the frozen mac and cheese product that Oprah declared one of her favorite things ... more

Beecher’s Mac and Cheese Amongst Oprah’s Favorite Things
Ehiopian Review

It’s macaroni and cheese dish that suits the mature palate of adults ...  more

Oprah Names Seattle’s Beecher’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese In Her Ultimate Favorite Things 2010
Parent Map blog

As we all know, everyone loves a delicious helping of mac ‘n’ cheese … but it’s an entirely different story when Oprah Winfrey loves your mac ‘n’ cheese! ...  more

Oprah Winfrey Favorite Things: Beecher's 'World's Best Mac N Cheese'

Oprah Winfrey said of the delectable, creamy treat, “All you have to do is heat it up, and you've got yourself some good eatin' from Beecher's." ...  more

Beecher’s Celebrates Its Favorite Things Nod
Seattle King 5

Beecher's shop in the Market gave out over 500 lbs of free "World's Best" Mac & Cheese ...  more

Perfect Cheese Pairings
Seattle King 5

Flagship and honeycrisp apples... This classic combination is a great matchup of taste and texture and should please the whole family, young and old ...  more

The New Adventures Of Generation F: Handmade Food
Cooking Light

The foodie old guard is rapidly being replaced by passionate, mostly young, often nerdy urban artisans. With their rise, the next chapter in America's food revolution begins ...  more

Rediscovering Mac & Cheese in Seattle
More Than Burnt Toast

A visit to Beecher's is a feast for the senses ...  more

Pairing Cheese And Syrah

A sip of rich, fruit-forward syrah is the perfect way to complete a bite of Flagship... more

August 2010
Seattle's 48 Best Sandwiches: Only In Seattle
Seattle Magazine

Grilled Cheese With Dungeness Crab - It’s grilled cheese taken to a whole new level: Sweet Dungeness crab and Beecher’s Flagship cheese are pressed into chewy, rustic artisan bread, griddled, and served hot and crunchy... more

August 2010
2010 Maxim Food Awards: The Feast
Maxim Magazine

The mac at this Seattle cheese shop ain’t named "world’s best" for nothing. The super-creamy cheddar-and-jack concoction has a chipotle kick that contrasts perfectly with cold beer or wine... more

Best Cheese Curds 2010 - Best of Seattle Awards
Seattle Weekly

What could be better than bite-size pieces of incredibly fresh handmade cheese? I can think of only one thing: bite-size pieces of incredibly fresh handmade cheese served just feet away from the giant vats in which they were born... more

"Cheeses" is the Answer
Seattle Business

Dammeier’s production facility and retail shop in Seattle’s Pike Place Market is already a leader in the field. It will take a giant step toward winning recognition for Washington cheeses when Beecher's opens a shop in New York next February.

The American Cheese Society Comes To Seattle
Seattle Times

The big cheeses of the trade, so to speak, will have plenty to chew on Aug. 25-28 when they see what Washington does with curds and whey... more

Cutting the Curd
Heritage Radio Networks

Anne Saxelby speaks to Kurt Dammeier and Sasha Davies about the American Cheese Society Conference, aka Cheese-a-Topia.

Pure Flavor: Beecher's Handmade Cheese
You've Got To Taste This

Artisanal cheese has exploded in the past 15 years, with American farmstead and specialty cheeses claiming their space alongside the cheeses from Europe... more

Beecher's Mac & Cheese

I'd seen Beecher's Kurt Dammeier on the Martha Stewart show making "the world's best mac and cheese." That's a mighty big claim. I grew up eating my grandmother's mac and cheese ... I've experimented for years with different down-home and gourmet recipes to try to find one I liked as much as hers. Beecher's recipe is the one... more

Adventures With Marco Polo, Award-Winning Cheese

If cheese is "milk's leap toward immortality," as writer Clifford Fadiman once said, then cheese laced with crushed black and green peppercorns is at heaven's gate... more

Seattle's CityStream Visits Beecher's In the Market
Seattle Channel

Small businesses are vital in Seattle. From the tasty treats of Savor Seattle to the outdoor adventurers of Alki Kayak Tours, how these business are thriving in Seattle... more

Beecher's Opens Factory In New York City
Mercer Island Reporter

As of next February, Manhattanites will have the chance to taste Seattle's most famous artisan cheese... more

A Cheese Factory To Open In Manhattan
New York Times Diner's Journal

Beecher's Handmade Cheese, which has been in Seattle’s Pike Place Market since 2003, will open a cheese factory in the Flatiron district in February... more

Tami Parr Reviews Beecher's Flagship Reserve
The Oregonian's MIX Magazine

So good is this cheese that it was awarded an impressive second place overall, in a field of more than 1,200 cheeses, at the American Cheese Society Competition in 2007. Now that’s good local cheese... more

Seattle Cheesemaker Beecher's Takes Manhattan

Seattle's Times reporter Melissa Allison writes about our latest adventure in New York...  more

Beecher's Cheese at Pike Place Market
Serious Eats

I can't think of a window display more entrancing than the one at Beecher's in Seattle's Pike Place Market... more

Who Cut The Cheese?!
Nad's Bakery Blog

One cheese in particular was called Marco Polo Reserve... more

Beecher's Frozen Fresh Kale and Brown Rice Gratin
WeHeartMacandCheese Blog

Spooning out a steaming portion, I found the gratin to be light and creamy, highlighting the sharp flavor of Beecher's famous Flagship cheese... more

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
Claudia's Burning Ink Blog

Beecher's Handmade Cheese at Pike Market in Seattle is sure to have something for everyone... more

Three Courses of Beecher's Cheese In Less Than A Block!
Seattle Weekly

I love cheese. Love, love, love it. On my own personal food pyramid, the cheese food group comes in just below the pork group, just above the middle-of-the-night burgers group.

"Hidden Gems" Of The Pike Place Market
Episode 6, Chef D TV

Chef Darryl Fletcher visits Beecher's Handmade Cheese as he seeks out "Hidden Gems" of the Market... more

Hilary's Top 3 Restaurant's Picks
We Heart Mac & Cheese

Some cheese sauce is overly watery, requiring a veritable noodle lifeguard to rescue the pasta from a soupy current. Not the case here. It didn't even feel like "sauce" but rather a coating of deliciousness on every noodle... more

Local And Seasonal Cooking For A Christmas Party
Dianasaur Dishes

I’ve had their cheese before and know it’s delicious. Plus you can watch cheese being made right there! The girl who helped me was SO sweet and worked really hard to help me put together a great cheese plate with all Washington cheese... more

Beecher's New Flagship Crackers
Cheesemonger's Weblog

Flagship Crackers are nothing short of amazing. While the cheese tasteis subtle, the Flagship comes through and kicks this cracker into the stratosphere... more

Green And Local Holiday Gift Guide
KOMO 4 News

Seattle's KOMO 4 features Beecher's as a top gift for the '09 Holiday season.

Beecher's Crackers Review
Cheesemonger's Weblog

The gang at Beecher’s makes fine crackers and two of them are favorites around the manse... more

November 2009
The Most Delicious Mail Order Food
Details Magazine

The casserole from this artisanal cheese maker incorporates two award-winning lactic gems, which make for a browned crust that screams homemade. more

Ten Places To Eat In Seattle

Beecher's is Seattle's best known cheese shop, and with good reason... more

Cheese Course: Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Truckle
The Daily Loaf

The first taste of Beecher’s Flagship Reserve is a slap in the face for all those pounds of supermarket cheese you’ve bought over the course of your life, a multitude of flavors and textures assaulting your senses... more

Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Eric Rivera's Cooking Blog

Had an hour to kill before my next class so I quickly walked over to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. This is not my first and it won’t be my last encounter with Beecher’s... more

Autumn 2009
Cider Houses Rule
Culture Magazine

Eve’s cider also enjoys a second fermentation stage, giving it a natural carbonation level that is perfectly suited for palate cleansing. And that’ll come in handy when you put it together with a rich wedge of Beecher’s Flagship Reserve.

Shoppers Shift Loyalty From Brands To Retail Experiences
Seattle Times

Everyone from economists to marketers to social-media experts has an opinion about how the recession will change forever the way people shop... more

Beecher's Takes Home The Cheese
Seattle PI Blog

The American Cheese Society held their 27th annual Conference and Competition last week and Seattle's very own Beecher's took home an extensive list of prizes... more

Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese
We Heart Mac and Cheese

Back in February, right around the week of my birthday, a box, big enough to house a microwave, arrived on my doorstep... more

Mac & Cheese Theory
Bring To Boil

hhh…nothing says “summer” like piping-hot mac & cheese. Ice cream? Sno-cones? Overrated!... more

Beecher's Flagship Reserve
(Cheesemonger's Weblog 4/25/2009)

Yesterday, the Lady cracked the first truckle (derived from the Latin word “trochlea”) of Flagship Reserve and began sampling and selling it. The response was universal, “Wow, this is great cheese!!”... more

Getting Touristy At The Pike Place Market ( 4/4/2009)

Beecher's is a well-known, handmade cheese shop where you can watch vast amounts of cheese being made as well as sample their newest batches of mac n' cheese and chow down on paninis made with their specialty cheese... more

Wrapped In Cloth, Beecher's Flagship Turns Into Reserve (San Francisco Chronicle 2/15/2009)

Even more impressive is the Flagship Reserve, which the company began releasing about two years ago. The Reserve is the same cheese as the regular Flagship, yet not the same at all... More

Great Presidential Snacks: All-American Mac And Cheese! ( 1/9/2009)

Every food has a tale to tell. One such story starts in France, courses through a plantation in Virginia to the White House itself and finally comes to rest right here in Seattle. Interested? It’s all about, yes, mac and cheese... More

Off The Shelf Guest Post: Red, White and Green Vegetable "Lasagne" (Cooking Books 12/18/08)

From the moment I first locked my eyes on this recipe [from Pure Flavor] (while reading in bed that night at our friend's place) I knew I wanted to make it... More

"World's Best" Mac & Cheese Review (Bees Who Buzz Blog 12/16/2008)

This is most certainly the most decadent Mac & Cheese you will ever taste! ... More

A Slice of Paris in Seattle (Travel Age West 11/6/2008)

Of course, the raison de etre of French life is homemade cheese... More

Best Of The Market (Four Seasons Magazine Issue Two 2008)

Just two blocks away [from the new Four Seasons Hotel], visit the renowned Pike Place Market. Amid the myrid gourmet vendors, seek out Beecher's Handmade Cheese, an old-style artisan cheesemaker. Be sure to sample the raved-about macaroni and cheese.

Taster's Choice: Frozen Macaroni And Cheese (San Francisco Chronicle 10/8/2008)

Top brand Seattle-based Beecher's ... had a "good cheesy/cheddary flavor," with the texture of "real cheese."... More

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Article (Wikipedia 9/2008)

Prior to opening Beecher's, Dammeier had never before actually made any cheese... More

Quintessential Mac & Cheese (LunaCafe 9/6/2008)

My favorite dish in the world is Mac & Cheese, especially in Green Corn Moon (September) when the leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of coral, crimson, and gold, and the shortening days begin and end with a decided chill in the air... More

Picks & Nibbles (The Wine Skinny 8/26/2008)

About once a week, I pick up some interesting looking cheese, gather some go-withs, and see what kind of wine and cheese and whatever pairing I can put together... More

The Big Cheese(s). Which are 2008's best? (Seattle Post-Intelligencer 7/29/2008)

Some other Washington favorites won honors as well. Beecher's Handmade Cheese took a first place ribbon with its Marco Polo cheese (in one of the flavored cheddar categories), and won third place in smoked cheddars... More

Gourmet Food Gifts For Dads (

Award-winning Beecher’s Cheese, located in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, has a gift that’s sure to please Dad: A dinner of macaroni and cheese, made from its mouth-watering artisan cheeses... More

The Cheese Can Stand Alone, But A Plate Is Nice (Seattle Post-Intelligencer 5/13/2008)

In honor of the fourth Seattle Cheese Festival this weekend, we asked some big cheeses for tips on putting together a wonderful cheese plate... More

By George, I Found It 3/29/2008

Seattle is one of my very favorite cities, especially because of Pike Place Market. And one of the very best cheese shops is Beechers Handmade Cheese... More

Natural Selection (The Grain Bill 2/14/2008)

It is important to know what we’re putting into our bodies. Important for us, important for the future, and important if you believe in the power of small business... More

Beecher's Visits Martha Stewart (The Martha Stewart Show 1/29/2008)

Martha Stewart hosted Beecher's own Kurt Dammeier as he joined Martha in the kitchen to make "World's Best" Mac & Cheese and took her on a tasting tour of Beecher's award-winning cheeses... More

Frozen Comfort Food (Duecy Plate 1/24/2008)

"World's Best" Mac & Cheese ... When the timer went off, there was much anticipation about pulling it from the oven. The aroma was fantastic...and bite after bite...let's just say it is wine worthy!... More

Eat & Tell: Mac & Cheese Mondays (The Stranger 1/16/2008)

... I've been thinking about Beecher's Flagship cheese ever since, occasionally getting lost in daydreams of its famous mac 'n' cheese—penne bathing in a melty lake of two different cheeses... More

The Milky Way: A Galaxy of Great Cheese (The Paramus Post 12/29/2007)

Flagship Reserve: This cheddar from Beecher's Handmade Cheese Company in Seattle was ranked top cheddar in this year's American Cheese Society competition. Savory, nutty and earthy, "it's everything a cheddar should be - and more," Werlin says...  More

"World's Best" Mac & Cheese Featured On The Today Show

Elizabeth Mayhew gives tips on where to find the best food gifts online.  Watch

Serve Cheese For The Holidays (Evening Magazine, NBC, 11/30/2007)

Kurt Dammeier helps Evening Magazine build the perfect holiday cheese plate ...

No Whey! Beecher's Scores Again (Seattle Times 11/21/2007)

The accolades keep rolling in with each new wheel of Beecher's Handmade Cheese...  More

Plan A Party For A Crowd (Sunset Magazine 11/2007)

Although known for its own made-on-premises cheeses, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, in Seattle, also sells a wide variety of other makers' cheeses... More

The Great American Cheese Plate (Food and Wine 11/2007)

A cheddarlike cow’s-milk cheese, Beecher’s Flagship Reserve develops its nutty, sharp flavors while it ages in cloth wrapping for at least a year... More

Beecher's Makes An Appearance On Conan O'Brien

Truth or Fiction? See what happens when Conan re-writes a tabloid story about him and one crazy day at Beecher's.

In 4 Years, Beecher's Has Grown From A Little Curd To A Big-Time Prize Winner (Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/5/2007)

It wasn't so long ago in cheese years -- about as long as it takes to age a great Parmesan -- that people told Kurt Beecher Dammeier he must be kidding, trying to make artisan cheese at Pike Place Market... Four years later, Beecher's Handmade Cheese is a Pike Place anchor and a tourist attraction in its own right... More

Pure Flavor On Weeknight Kitchen (The Splendid Table 8/29/07)

Lynne Rossetto Kasper highlights the "Butter Rubbed Salmon with Blueberry Sauce" and gives props to Beecher's Flagship Reserve - America's Best Cheddar... More

Blessings of Purity ( 8/14/07)

With pleasure, we open Kurt Dammeier's new book, Pure Flavor, which celebrates our region's bounty and offers some suggestions for simple preparations that enhance the pleasure this fare brings to our senses... More

‘Tastemaker’ Cooks Up Pure Flavor (Mercer Island Reporter 8/9/2007)

There’s a new cookbook out that you really need to own ... More

New Book Proves Northwest Has A Unique Cuisine After All (Seattle Times 7/25/2007)

It's the sort of book [Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest] that cooks will reach for when entertaining special guests or simply putting dinner on the table. The recipes are easy to prepare, taste sensational and are visually beautiful... More

Serious Cheese (Serious Eats 4/7/2009)

Beecher's is a great model for the new urban gastronomy—it reminds us city-dwellers that food comes from somewhere.. More

Melty Mac and Cheese Grows Up, Goes Gourmet (MSNBC 10/23/2006)

Seattle’s most pedigreed macaroni and cheese can be found in the historic Pike Place Market. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.. More

Cheddar-like Flagship Has a Sweet Side (San Francisco Chronicle 9/8/2006)

Seattle's Pike Place Market offers tourists a view of the Pacific Northwest's bounty and provides food-loving locals a prime place to shop. Three years ago, this estimable market got even better with the opening of Beecher's Handmade Cheese, a retail shop and cheese-making facility... More

Beecher's Handmade Cheese (Cheese by Hand 8/10/2006)

Kurt Dammeier is the first to admit that he kind of backed into the cheese business… he found the perfect location for cheesemaking, signed a lease and went in search of milk, a cheesemaker, and a recipe after setting up his cheesemaking room... More

Seattle's Latte, Ale Give Way to a New Favorite: Native Cheeses ( 3/10/2006)

Down the street from the original Starbucks Corp. outlet in Seattle's Pike Place Market, tourists and locals are snapping up the city's latest signature delicacy: cheese...  More

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, Beecher's Founder/Owner, Gives NPR the Scoop on Making Great Cheese (Seattle NPR Affiliate, KUOW, 94.9 1/31/2006)

Why is fresh milk so important? What are curds and whey? nd how is cheese aged? Hear Kurt share with John Moe how Beecher's Handmade Cheese makes their award-winning cheeses at Seattle's Pike Place Market... Listen

In Seattle, Noshing Your Way Around Town (The Washington Post 12/11/2005)

Mention Seattle in a word-association game and most travelers would likely respond with the Space Needle, salmon and Starbucks. But stay for three weeks, as I did recently, and you can eat and drink your way through its smorgasbord of neighborhoods...  More

Food Stuff: Mac and Cheese That Thinks Outside the Box (The New York Times 11/30/2005)

Strolling in the Pike Place Market in Seattle a few months ago, I stopped at Beecher's Handmade Cheese, drawn to the cups of I stopped at Beecher's Handmade Cheese, drawn to the cups of I stopped at Beecher's Handmade Cheese, drawn to the cups of aroni and cheese that were being grabbed by shoppers as soon as they were set out...  More

Bite of the Week: Beecher's Honey Hazelnut Crackers (Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/11/2005)

Sometimes you want a bland wafer that provides a blank slate for a palette of artisan cheeses. But I've been having fun lately complementing strong-flavored cheeses with personality-rich Honey Hazelnut Crackers... More

Cheese Whiz
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles

Like many small-business owners in the Pike Place Market, Kurt Beecher Dammeier likes to stand at the entryway to his shop hawking his wares ... more

Behold the power of watching artisanal cheese come to life at Beecher's

At Beecher's Handmade Cheese, making cheese is a spectator sport. The shop is conveniently located on the main drag at Pike Place Market, which guarantees a steady stream of onlookers, ready to press their noses to the windows ...  More


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