A Letter from Kurt

Every day, I wake up thinking about what to cook for dinner. For me, food is central to family – central to community – and is not quarantined to Friday nights or special occasions. Great food is part of everyday life. And truly great food starts with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

My passion for authentic, original food is the foundation for Beecher's mission to change the way America eats. That's why with Beecher's, you can trust you're eating delicious foods free of harmful additives and preservatives, made just the way nature intended them.

Kurt Beecher Dammeier

2014 American Cheese Society Annual Competition

The Results Are In!

With over 1,600 cheeses entered from 248 cheesemakers, five of Beecher's cheeses took home awards at this year's ACS Annual Competition. We couldn't be more proud of our cheesemakers.

Winning cheeses include Marco Polo Reserve (1st), Cheese Curds (1st), Yule Käse (2nd), Flagship Reserve (3rd), and 4-year Aged Flagship (3rd).

For complete results, click here

Latest News

9/2014
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 

9/2014
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 

8/2014
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 

8/2014
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 

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Armed with a love great cheese and a passion for pure food, in 2003, Kurt Beecher Dammeier launched Beecher's in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market.

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Everything we offer at Beecher’s is just authentic, original, full-flavored food handcrafted in traditional ways with the best of ingredients.

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