In the heart of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market people press their noses against the windows at Beecher's Handmade Cheese to witness a vat of creamy white milk transformed by the expert hands of the cheesemaker. They watch as curds materialize from the milk, and then knit together to create a fine artisanal cheese. Although he is aided in the process by simple machinery, the cheesemaker is crafting cheese using the same techniques that have been used for 5,000 years.
A visit to Beecher's is a feast for the senses. The sights and sounds of the Pike Place Market provide a backdrop for the dance of the cheesemaking process. Inside Beecher's you can enjoy a grilled-to-order sandwich, a cup of homemade soup or a serving of the "World's Best" Mac & Cheese, Beecher's twist on an American favorite. Move down the counter to the cheese case and you'll find Beecher's selection of cheeses as well as a broad assortment American artisan cheeses. A knowledgeable cheesemonger will help you discover new flavors and textures, and advise you about pairing cheese with wine, beer and other foods.