Lucas King is the sole proprietor of Evergreen Creamery. Lucas, pictured here with a new baby calf, started as a cheesemaker by training at neighboring Trout Lake Creamery, Cascadia Creamery. After diving head-first into cheesemaking through that experience, he continued his education by taking courses in Vermont, at Oregon State University and at WSU Creamery. He also spent three months backpacking through the mountains of Europe, apprenticing with family-owned micro-creameries. These experiences solidified his desire to build his own micro-creamery back home in Trout Lake so he could make an affordable and high-quality cheese for his community.
Photo credit to Evergreen Creamery