June 18th, 2009
Kurt Dammeier is a unique and welcome addition to the world of artisan cheesemaking. People might wonder why an entrepreneur like Kurt would be interested in the cheese business- if you’ve listened to any of our other interviews via Cheese by Hand you know it couldn’t possibly be for the money. Well, Kurt is a believer in and backer of the “know where your food comes from” movement and given that his offices are kitty corner from Pike Place Market- it was only a matter of time before he leased a retail spot with huge windows so that he could show the masses how one of their favorite foods is made and thus Beecher’s Handmade Cheese was born.
While the vision of cheese production that Beecher’s provides isn’t as romantic as some wish that artisan cheesemaking was- no farmer, no cow, no milk cans on the premises- it is amazing to watch the throngs of market visitors press their noses and fingers against the glass to watch fluid milk transform into solid cheese.
Credit and thanks for music pieces used in this piece goes to Matty Charles, and Kevin Macleod.
Find previous posts about Beecher’s Handmade Cheese here.
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