When you purchase a ticket you benefit…
The Cheese and Meat Festival proudly benefits the Washington State Cheesemakers Association (WASCA). WASCA works to support Washington cheese and cheesemakers through education, promotion, and collaboration amongst its members and partners.
In the past decade, there has been substantial growth in the production of high-quality cheeses in Washington State. Today, Washington cheesemakers offer an enormous variety and diversity. Over eighty licensed cheesemakers in the state are offering farmstead or off the farm, artisan or conventional, small batch or large batch, original or traditional style cheeses from cow, goat, and sheep’s milk. There is certainly no shortage of choices.
SMITH BROTHERS FARMS
Hi, we’re Smith Brothers Farms. For more than 100 years, we’ve delivered the freshest milk and dairy products to front porches up and down the Puget Sound. Along with our milk, discover locally inspired specialties from Northwest artisans in our curated, hand-selected catalog, including Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Ellenos Greek Yogurt. To celebrate the season, we’re pouring our perfectly spiced eggnog. Swing by our booth to try it!
We will be serving our Portland crafted non-alcoholic sparkling beverages made with botanicals and sustainably farmed Pacific Northwest hops. Available in three inspired flavors – Yuzu Orange Blossom, Pomelo Sage, Cascadia Field Blend – we will be pouring each on draft to refresh your palate while sampling meats & cheeses, and 12oz cans (and 4-packs!) to go for future pairings.
TWIN SISTERS CREAMERY
BEECHER'S HANDMADE CHEESE - FINE FRAUNHEIMER MEAT
“Flagship: Fifteen months of aging nurtures the flavor and texture of Flagship to perfection. With hints of browned butter and caramel, Flagship is a versatile cheese that is balanced, dense and creamy. New Woman: Adding Jamaican jerk spices creates a savory cheese that’s earthy, nutty and spicy. With its complex, smoky flavor, New Woman is just as delicious melted into your favorite dish as it is on a cheese plate. Marco Polo: As adventurous as its namesake, Marco Polo blends creamy cheese with lightly milled green and black peppercorns, resulting in a cheese rich in savory umami and butter notes. Flagship Reserve: Flagship Reserve is a special version of our signature Flagship cheese. Traditionally clothbound and open-air aged allows for a slightly lower moisture and a higher salt content. Thus, the flavor is rich, the texture is dense, and it delivers a clean, creamy finish. At the 2022 Annual American Cheese Society Conference (ACS), Flagship Reserve was named the best clothbound cheddar in the country. Flagship Reserve also won Gold at the World Championship Cheese Contest earlier this year, so it’s on a roll! Fraunheimer Fine Meat – American Wagyu Sausages and Hot Dogs: Flavor is king with Fraunheimer, representing the pinnacle of bringing together the very best of two meats, American Wagyu beef and Heritage pork. Humanely raised, the American Wagyu beef and Heritage pork that becomes Fraunheimer sausages and hot dogs is exceptionally flavorful and has no added hormones or chemical food additives, delivering an authentic deliciousness all its own.”
GOOSE RIDGE ESTATE WINERY
“Estate grown in Washington’s Goose Gap AVA, g3 by Goose Ridge wines are built on family, tradition, hard work and a commitment to quality 2019 g3 Red Blend This wine melds perfectly with anything from the grill. Serve an all-American classic: the bacon cheddar cheeseburger. The sharp bite of the cheddar juxtaposed with the umami flavors of the burger is a mouthwatering favorite. 2021 g3 Chardonnay Generally subtle by nature, Chardonnay pairs well with cheeses of that sort. Our 2021 Chardonnay is lovely and layered with notes of creme brûlée, apple, melon and a long toasty finish. We suggest a creamier or semi-soft cheese like Brie and Fontina 2018 Goose Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Known and loved for good reason, this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon with beautifully balanced fruit and oak plays well with semi-soft cow or sheep’s milk cheeses with a bit of age. Avoid overly pungent options like bleu cheese and opt for Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar”
Coro brings all natural, humanely raised salami with a bright and bold take to the PNW. Our uniquely flavored salamis will make your tastebuds sing! We’ll be sampling our sliced salamis including Agrumi with cardamom and orange peel, Mole with cocoa and cinnamon, Finocchiona with black peppercorn and fennel among others!