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

2015 American Cheese Society Annual Competition

Gatorade is the New Cigarette

Beecher's founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier delivered his talk "Gatorade is the New Cigarette" at TEDxTacoma in April. During the 8-minute presentation, Kurt explains how sports drinks are following the same playbook cigarette companies used decades ago to get us hooked.

Check out the talk here.

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3/2016
The Difference Between Real Cheese and Cheese Product
Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz food expert, Mark Schatzker, visits Beecher’s to show what real cheese looks like! ... watch now 

3/2016
The 21 Best Grilled Cheeses In America
Thrillist

Beecher's Pike Place Market location quickly gained cult status during the early '00s as one of the best grilled cheese spots in Seattle, and the entire country ... more 

6/2015
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 

5/2015
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 

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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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