Seattle >Beechers Handmade Cheese
During our recent four day trip to Seattle, I had Beecher's Mac and Cheese four times. I don't think I could ever get sick of it!
The workers are great. Of course, we were in there so much, they started to recognize us and were always willing to tell us more about all their amazing cheeses.
Five stars, so you know you gotta run, Don't Walk to Beecher's Handmade Cheese!
"Sinfully Indulgent" doesn't even BEGIN to cover how good this mac & cheese really is....
Living in Seattle, I'm a bit spoiled because I can head to Beecher's store in Pike Place or get their cheese from any number of local shops in the area.
That said, I was on a food blog the other day when I heard someone raving about Beecher's mac & cheese. I have heard this previously but since I love to cook and have a favorite mac & cheese recipe (several actually, one featuring extra sharp white cheddar from Upstate NY), I didn't really think much of it. Just for the heck of it, I headed for Pike Place (January's a great time to go...not too many tourists, hee hee) and gave their 8 oz size a try. HOLY CRAP...it's almost as good as homemade! I couldn't believe the lovely balance of tart and creamy...every bite was simply melt-in-your-mouth amazing and I was very sad when I finished the entire thing sitting there in Beecher's storefront. Other mac & cheese has been ruined for me now.
best cheeses around. We took four cheeses back to the room with a loaf of crusty bread and had a midnight feast. The folk here are wonderful in their discriptiveness of the cheeses and will allow you to try just about any of their cheeses. We also picked up a couple of crab at the Pike Place Fish market 1, to go with the cheeses. there is a kitchen basics shop in the market where we picked up the woden mallet and smal forks for them. last we took a nice bottle of wine also. the perfect end to a wonderful day.
Great Grilled Cheese Sandwich!. Simply the best grilled cheese sandwich I have eaten! I ordered the "Flagship", a great concoction of grilled cheese, sliced tomato, and basil leaves. It was a filling and delicious lunch. The macaroni and cheese looked delicious as well. While I was waiting for my sandwich I sampled a fabulous pumpkin spread that could be used in either an hors d'ouvre or a dessert. A great "lunch-to-go" place.
AHHHHH the power of Cheese!!!. Ok so we stumbled on to Beechers one day down at Pike Place and their macaroni and cheese really is the "Best." Very rich and delicious!!! MMM!!! A small cup is all I can handle. It is so good and very filling. The price is a little high, but definetly worth it every once in a while. You can also watch the cheese making process and sample cheese curds and their various cheeses while you are there.
Pike Place shop draws crowds for its cheese-making demonstrations and sinfully indulgent macaroni and cheese..
Pike Place shoppers sit on milk jug stools at the metal counter, eating lunch and watching cheesemakers handcraft fresh cheese daily in big, bathtub-like vats. The macaroni and cheese here is practically a local celebrity--a rich, gooey mix of penne and their award-winning flagship and Just Jack cheeses. The store also offers samples of fresh cheese curds and crackers, and has a large selection of artisan cheese and accessories for sale.
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