Go west young…readers…and discover more cheese 🙂

  • Flagship Reserve – Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Washington. Another cheddar (there are just so many good ones!), the older the better.
  • Awesomeness in a can

    Cougar Gold – Washington State University Creamery, Washington. This cheese is sold in a can. Literally. But what’s inside is creamy and absolutely delicious. And I love that it’s made at a university creamery. Support the few remaining dairy programs, folks!

  • Any blue cheese from Rogue Creamery, Oregon. You can’t go wrong. My favorites are the Echo Mountain Blue, Smokey Blue, and Oregon Blue. Also, you can get Smokey Blue Cheese truffles from the nearby Lillie Belle Farms.
  • Up In Smoke – Rivers Edge Chevre, Oregon. A small round of soft goat cheese smoked while wrapped in bourbon-soaked maple leaves gathered from the farm. If that description doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will!
  • San Joaquin Gold – Fiscalini Farms, California. If you like aged, crumbly cheese, this one’s for you. I can find this one out in Iowa, so look for it near you.
  • European Style Goat Butter – Meyenberg Goat Milk Products, California. This butter made a huge splash at the conference. It’s clean, sweet, and delicious without any of the typical “goaty” flavor.

What others are your west coast favorites?