WASCA is a community of like-minded companies and individuals gathered in support of locally made cheese.
The Cheese Connection
The Cheese Connection is a family of Swiss and German dairy farmers and cheesemakers from Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Our family came from the mountains of Switzerland and Germany in 1854 to Wisconsin and carried forward to America 17 generations of old-world tradition. In January 2010, we opened a cheesemaking supply business in Seattle, WA to meet the distribution needs of cheesemaking clients. Our practice today still includes these old-world traditions, but with today’s innovations.Read More.
Dairy ingredient supplier Dairy Connection, is one of WASCA’s founding sponsors and is the preferred supplier of cultures, enzymes, other ingredients and technical expertise to a growing list of excellent cheesemakers.Read More.
DPI Specialty Foods
The team at DPI Specialty Foods has worked for decades to become the premier Western United States distributor of specialty food products. We have Global Expertise with a West Coast Focus with key geographic locations across the Western United States. Our strength comes from a knowledgeable and passionate teams of buyers, sales associates, operations and in-store employees and others who are dedicated to serving our customers locally and nationally. Our strength in grocery distribution, independent retail sales and foodservice, incorporates a product mix that includes gourmet, specialty, natural, organic, gluten free, local and ethnic foods. We are proud of our participation and sponsorships with organizations such as The American Cheese Society, The Cheese Importers Association, The Specialty Food Association, The Oregon Cheese Guild, and others, and we look forward to building on our relationship with The Washington State Cheesemakers.Read More.
Within the heart of the Pacific Northwest, in Washington state, three generations of the Wavrin family are proud to present artisan cheese crafted in the Italian tradition. This happens on our farm in Ferndale. We use only milk we produce from cows we raise, fed from the crops that we grow.Read More.
Every day is a cause for celebration at Metropolitan Market. We get to discover, create and share one of life’s greatest gifts: Delicious food!Read More.
We are a family-owned and operated direct importer, converter, and full-service distributor based in the Pacific Northwest since 1947. We are also people who love to connect with other people over a shared passion for great food! We offer reliable food distribution service to retail and foodservice businesses across the Northwest region and uphold a firm commitment to provide the best products and service at the best possible prices.Read More.
Puget Sound Food Hub
The mission of the PSFHC is to support and champion local, family scale farms by providing a direct connection with buyers in our region seeking high quality, locally produced food.
Bates Consulting LLC is a food industry consultant specializing in cheese and cheesemaking. Offers both public and private classes.Learn More.
Fromagex has been offering a wide range of products for cheesemaking for the last 18 years. Our team is proud to give excellent service and support in a personalized approach oriented to production efficiency and quality. We work as partners with our clients and suppliers to create success and we are always willing to share our experience and knowledge.Learn More.
At Gilbert’s Cheese Experience, we go beyond simple pairings. We create full-sensory experiences that combine the highest-quality cheeses with carefully curated food and beverage selections.Learn More.
Hygiena knows that with dairy products popular in every region of the world, product safety and quality are paramount. To support dairy manufacturers, Hygiena’s rapid in-house testing products are easy to use, fast, and affordable for operations of all sizes.Learn More.
For more than 60 years, Reiser has been a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions for the sausage, meat, poultry, seafood, prepared food, bakery, cheese and pet food industries. During that time, the company has gained recognition for its high-quality equipment, innovative engineering, and outstanding service and support. Today, this total commitment to its customers positions Reiser as the one supplier that processors can trust for better, smarter solutions.Learn More.
Our mission is to bring people together through culinary experiences and have a lot of fun doing it. We produce experiences that celebrate, educate and promote the artisan food and beverage community.Learn More.
Merlino Foods is a local, family owned restaurant-foodservice-bakery purveyor. We were established in Seattle in 1900. We have built our reputation on providing the highest quality product with a superlative level of service.Learn More.
Girl Meets Dirt Heritage Preserves are inspired by the long history of orchard keeping on Orcas Island… and a craving for the highest quality, locally sourced, organic fruit preserves nature and careful craft can provide.Learn More.
Rind And Wheat will bring seasonal and cultural breads, baked goods, and artisan cheeses to the Inland Northwest that we’re proud to call home. The team will source ingredients to celebrate the local grain and produce economies and they’ll be transformed to accompany a cheese board, be slathered on a slice of sourdough or become the filling of a European butter danish. Ricky’s mission is to provide you with an approachable experience to discover unique and worldly flavors.Learn More.
Specialty Foods Sherpa knows placement is all about finding the right venues to bring the greatest level of exposure and value-enhancing long term growth for our clients, locally, regionally and nationally. This requires strategic thinking, opting sometimes for the less immediate return in favor of a longer term trajectory worthy of legacy brand building.Learn More.
Street Cheese is a mobile cheese shop offering cheese plates and platters, cheese by the wedge or wheel, accompaniments for cheese, and cheese education classes for cheese lovers and cheesemongers.Learn More.
Vinbero offers wine, cheese, charcuterie, lunchtime fare, and evening small plates. Enjoy a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere and a carefully curated selection of delights featuring small, craft vendors with a focus on sustainability. We welcome all ages, colors, and kinds.Learn More.
The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. Meet the cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses made in Washington State.Learn More.
Founded in 2017 on the site of the former world-famous Clarke Rhododendron Nursery, Willapa Bay Heritage Farm is a hobby farm demonstration project nurturing sustainable living, animal welfare, and organic farming practices.Learn More.
Zupan’s Markets has been the #1 destination for the food and wine lovers of Portland, and beyond, for over 40 years.Learn More.
Wendy G. Johnson