Port Townsend Cheese Maker Gets National Nod

Kitsap Sun file photo
Kitsap Sun file photo

One of my favorite local cheesemakers recently was awarded best of class in the semi-soft cheese category at the 2009 United States Championship Cheese Contest.

Mt. Townsend Creamery in Port Townsend, who has gotten a few nods from Seattle foodies and chefs, won for their Trailhead variety.

I’ve been a fan since I wrote a story in 2006 (before I was a web geek, I was a staff writer) and got a taste test —  research, simply research.

Their cheese is sold at Central Market, and possibly other places.

If you want to wait to get a taste of a variety of cheesemakers, they’ll also be at the Seattle Cheese Festival in May. Many, like Mt. Townsend, come from the Northwest. We’re giving Wisconsin a run for its money.

Since we’re on the subject, who are some of your favorite Northwest cheese experts?

2 thoughts on “Port Townsend Cheese Maker Gets National Nod

  1. I have only found Pt. Townsend Creamery cheese in Gig Harbor and Central Market and I know it is available in Bellingham. It is too bad locally made cheese is not readily available locally. It is great cheese, but many people will not pay the higher price of local products and artisanal products. There are several cheesemakers/dairy farms in the Bow area (near Bellingham) that have great products at the Bellilngham Farmers Market. I wish, I wish we had a local cheesemaker in Kitsap!

  2. I’ll have to check out their cheese. I quit drinking for newyears and the one thing I really missed was the good Kitsap brews.

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