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

Marco Polo Reserve Takes 1st at ACS Annual Competition

Out of 260 cheesemakers and over 1,843 submissions to the 2016 American Cheese Society Annual Competition, Beecher's brought home two of the prestigious awards. We're so proud of the hard work and enthusiasm our cheesemakers bring to their jobs every day!

Marco Polo Reserve, 1st Place
Flagship Reserve, 3rd Place

Latest News

Seattle’s Beecher’s Cheese Founder Says Gatorade Is The New Cigarette
KIRO Radio with Rachel Belle

Kurt recently joined Seattle's Rachel Belle to talk about the Pure Food Kids Workshop and how important it is to know what's in your food... more 

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 

The 21 Best Grilled Cheeses In America

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 

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 

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 

More News

Our Story

Our History

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.

Our Pure Food Commitment

Everything we offer at Beecher’s is just authentic, original, full-flavored food handcrafted in traditional ways with the best of ingredients.

More Our Story

Cheesy Info

The go-to place for all things cheese! The latest news on cheese in the media? Check our Library. Questions on how to serve cheese? View our Tips. Whatever your question, we've got the answer!

Tips for Serving Cheese Cheese Pairings
Delicious Recipes Cheese Facts & Fiction 
Storing and Handling Cheese Beecher's Library

More Cheesy Goodness


~ Sign up for Our Mailing List ~