Local cheese aficionados bring their goods to Seattle


Folks from Ferndale Farmstead sampled several of their new cheeses during the weekend festival. A Scamorza and a Caciotta cheese were among the delicious samples offered to festival goers.


Ferndale Farmstead’s Caciotta was one of the cheeses up for sampling at the event. The Italian cheese pairs well with fruit and bread.


Joyce Snook, the owner of Pleasant Valley Dairy in Ferndale samples their Nokkelost, a Norwegian Gouda-style holiday cheese.

Cheesemakers from throughout the state attended the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival in Seattle last Saturday. Out of the 30 cheese and food producers in attendance, six artisan cheesemakers represented Whatcom County. Local names included Pleasant Valley Dairy, Appel Farms, Twin Sisters Creamery and Ferndale Farmstead of Ferndale, Acme Farms Cheese, of Acme and Silver Springs Creamery from Lynden.

Photos and coverage by Tara Nelson.

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