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

2014 American Cheese Society Annual Competition

The Results Are In!

With over 1,600 cheeses entered from 248 cheesemakers, five of Beecher's cheeses took home awards at the 2014 ACS Annual Competition.

Winning cheeses include Marco Polo Reserve (1st), Cheese Curds (1st), Yule Käse (2nd), Flagship Reserve (3rd), and 4-year Aged Flagship (3rd).

For complete results, click here

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One of our favorite cheese shops in the city, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, does a stellar job of selling its own cheese, charcuterie and deli sandwiches to the dairy-starved masses. But what makes Beecher's stand out from its competitors is The Cellar, the shop's subterranean restaurant and bar ... more 

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Stop into Pike Place Market to witness curds being made from scratch behind the giant windows at Beecher's, which opened here in 2003 and added a New York City outpost in 2011 ... more 

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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.

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

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