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Meet the Cheesemakers: Skagit County

February 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Come learn about cheese, cheesemakers, and cheesemaking in Washington state! This fun and delicious educational seminar will be led by Courtney Johnson, Executive Director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association. Dr. Johnson will talk about the wide world of Washington cheese, explain how cheese is made, and lead a panel discussion featuring four local cheesemakers. The panel will include a guided tasting of cheeses made by each of the cheesemakers. After the seminar there will be a short meet-and-greet session with the possibility to buy cheese directly from the makers.

The Cheesemakers
*Golden Glen Creamery is a cow’s milk dairy in Bow that makes a large variety of cheeses.
*Harmony Fields is a small sheep dairy in Bow making 3 seasonal cheeses.
*Lum Farm makes goat’s milk and some mixed milk cheese on a farm preserve on Orcas Island.
*Samish Bay Cheese is a certified organic cow’s milk dairy specializing in fresh cheeses.

The Presenter
Courtney Johnson, PhD, ACS CCP, CCSE, is Executive Director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association. Courtney is an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator, and cheese educator. She is a career cheesemonger who has worked for specialty grocery stores in the greater Seattle area and now owns her own mobile cheese shop, Street Cheese.

The Host
Washington State Cheesemakers Association (WASCA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit founded in 2015. WASCA supports Washington state’s cheesemakers through education, collaboration, and networking. Membership is open to licensed cheesemakers, businesses, and cheese enthusiasts.

This event is being made possible thanks to funding received from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Farmers Market Promotion Program grant. All proceeds that remain after covering the costs of this event will be reinvested into future programming to support Washington cheesemakers.

*Advance ticket sales only.*

Because our cheesemakers will be preparing cheese in advance based on ticket sales for this event, we are unable to offer refunds after January 27. If you are unable to attend, please give your tickets to a friend, or let us know and we will try to help you find a new home for them.


February 3
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse
15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, 98273
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Washington State Cheesemakers Association
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