Seatle Cheese Maker Coming To The Neighborhood!

Sunday November 6, 2011


The NoMad and Flatiron areas has become the new culinary capital of New York. Don’t believe us, just look at all the amazing restaurants and eateries opening up in the last couple of years. The latest is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which was just featured in the NYTimes, and is set to open a new shop in the neighborhood this week. Beecher’s is not a new establishment though, they have been making and selling cheeses in the Pike Place Market in Seattle for the last seven years, but this is their first endeavor in NY.

Their new location is going to have over 8,000 square feet of space on three levels in a landmark building on 20th Street. There will be a mezzanine with tables for 25 overlooks so you can see all the cheese making action. You will be able to sit and enjoy the fresh sandwiches, salads, paninis, soups, mac and cheese, and other items sold at this great new location.  They are also set to have an American charcuterie and a cheese counter with over 75 American cheeses, including Beecher’s own.

The most famous of their cheeses from what we hear is Flagship, created by owner Kurt Beecher Dammeier. It’s a fairly firm, nutty cow’s milk cheese that is sold at various stages of aging, with and without seasonings.

According to the Times piece there is also a milder jack-style cheese, fresh cheese curds and, for the first time for the company, a washed-rind cheese it is calling Flatiron that should be ready by Labor Day. You can even see the cheese aging behind glass on the basement level, which will be a restaurant of Beecher’s, where they intend to serve small plates, including the their signature mac and cheese, along with beers and American wines to drink. Sign us up, we can’t wait!

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