Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market is a great place to visit in Seattle, and one of the stops you have to make is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.  It is a nice little shop where they make their own cheese and offer you some lovely cheese-related food.

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You walk in and it’s a pleasant atmosphere.  You have the food counter up front and then the cheese cases in the back.

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From the back, you can see the cases of cheese.

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They make their own cheese and curds here, here is the machine that does it.

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You can see the curds developing.

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More mixing.

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OK, enough of that, let’s get to the food.

Here is their Cafe Menu.  Lots of things to look at and decide upon.

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I wanted to keep it simple.  I wanted to taste their cheese and I wanted it a number of ways.  So I went with the plain Mac and Cheese.

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Pretty thick, there was a nice tang to it.  They make their own cheese, called Flagship, and this has a real sharp bite to it, like nice sharp cheddar.  You can taste it in the Mac and Cheese.  They add some Jack cheese to it and it is really nice.

I would have liked it a bit thicker, but the consistency and flavor is there and it’s nice.

Next up was the Grilled Cheese.  I wanted it plain and simple again, just taste the cheeses.

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Uwrap it and it’s on a nice two slices of rye.

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Separate it a little and watch the cheese run!

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Here’s a cross-section, look at that cheese!

IMG_3237You can taste the cheese again.  A little too much butter on the bread when grilled, so it’s a little greasy, I would prefer it a little less greasy, but a nice sandwich!

This is a definite recommendation!

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