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December 2020 Newsletter 512 512 admin
December 2020 Newsletter

December 28, 2020 Dear WASCA Members, As this unprecedented year draws to a close, I am honored to have served you for the past four months. I believe that we have accomplished much despite the challenges 2020 has brought, and that we will achieve much more in the new year. With all that is going…

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WASCA, Local Cheesemakers Featured in Culture Article

Lindsay Slevin of Twin Sisters Creamery (Ferndale) and President of WASCA was cited in a year-in-review article in Culture Magazine about the pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the cheese industry. The article, “Weathering the Storm: The cheese industry looks back at its pandemic year. Marci Shuman of Cascadia Creamery (Trout Lake) was also…

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WASCA Membership Meeting – January 29, 2020 512 512 admin
WASCA Membership Meeting – January 29, 2020

Mark your calendars – WASCA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be Virtual in 2021 scheduled for Friday, January 29th, 10am – 12 noon.  We are excited to announce our special guest speaker is Dr. Gigi Berardi Professor at Huxley College, Western Washington University and Author of the award-winning  FoodWISE  – A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices.  We are looking forward to…

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Seattle Times Features Cheese in Holiday Guide

In a gift guide published on December 4, the Seattle Times invited readers to buy locally made cheese, along with other local goods this holiday season. Follow this link to read the full article.

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Tilth Alliance Announces Holiday Campaign, Pledge

Today is Small Business Saturday, but supporting small businesses is something you can do every day. Recently we’ve shared about local businesses taking part in the Victory Cheese campaign, which helps cheese lovers connect with businesses who sell American cheeses. Another way you can support Washington cheesemakers and small producers is by taking Tilth Alliance‘s…

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Support Local Cheesemakers with Victory Cheese!

Did you catch Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society class last night? Tom was joined by Seattle cheese guru and Certified Cheese Professional, Kim Martin, who is a cheesemonger at Metropolitan Market. Kim and Tom talked all things cheesy, but especially about Thanksgiving cheese platters–and Kim brought up a great opportunity to support Washington cheesemakers and…

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WASCA Members are Good Food Awards Finalists!

We are excited to announce that three of WASCA’s Licensed Cheesemaker Members are finalists in the 2021 Good Food Awards. Cascadia Creamery (Trout Lake) – for Cloud Cap Ferndale Farmstead (Ferndale) – for Smoky Scamorza and Fontina Samish Bay Cheese (Bow) – for Vache The full list of finalists is available for all to view…

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A Local Victory Cheese Opportunity

If you live on Whidbey Island or will be passing through the island’s south end, check out Langley’s Orchard Kitchen for an easy way to help support local cheesemakers. Orchard Kitchen is one of several Washington businesses participating in the Victory Cheese campaign by selling a Victory Cheese Box of cheeses from the Pacific Northwest,…

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September 2020 Newsletter 512 512 admin
September 2020 Newsletter

Dear WASCA Members, It has been heartening to speak with many of you over my first few weeks as executive director during these uncertain times. The common refrain I’ve been hearing from our cheesemakers is that business is going well–or has even gotten better–during the pandemic. So many of our cheesemakers have had to change the way…

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Twin Sisters: Washington’s Best Cheese Shop 2020

Twin Sisters Creamery (Ferndale) has been voted the best cheese shop in Washington State for 2020 in Taste of Home Magazine. Visit this link to read the full article.

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