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WASCA’s 2021 Membership Meeting is in the Books 750 419 admin
WASCA’s 2021 Membership Meeting is in the Books

Our 2021 Member Meeting was a success. WASCA’s first-ever online membership meeting was held on Friday, January 29, with 24 attendees joining us on Zoom. During the meeting, we introduced three new members of WASCA’s Board of Directors (welcome Jessica Gigot, John Haugen, and Lucas King!) and the board’s president for 2021, Meghan McKenna. Meghan led us…

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WASCA Members Sweep Good Food Awards

A special congratulations to Cascadia Creamery (Cloud Cap), Ferndale Farmstead (Ferndale Fontina and Smoky Scamorza), and Samish Bay Creamery (Vache) for winning 2021 Good Food Awards! These three Washington creameries swept all four of the awards in the North Region category for cheeses. The Good Food Awards recognizes excellence not only in a company’s food…

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An Enthusiastic Nod to Our Cheesemakers

The Cheese Professor gave a shout-out to a handful of Washington’s talented cheesemakers in a recent blog post. WASCA members Beecher’s, Cascadia Creamery, Ferndale Farmstead, and Twin Sisters Creamery all made the cut. Check it out!

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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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