I had to squeeze in one extra post for this Seattle Week series! I really enjoyed walking through the Pike Place Market, and visiting the nearby shops and grocers, but Beecher’s was really something to post about.
This corner-lot shop is actually making cheese on site. I loved that you could see the milk being turned into curds while sitting on old fashioned milk jugs turned into stools!
The shop also has a small take-out & food prep area. They have various soups, some sandwiches, apparently a killer macaroni & cheese, and, ready to go, some panini presses for grilled cheeses!
It takes a few minutes, but worth the wait. Your sandwich will come wrapped in paper, and tagged with a sticker that features their great old-school logo.
Here’s the final product:
That is perfectly melted cheese. The bread is really nicely toasted, and the cheese itself is not too strong, but a very good consistency for a grilled cheese. They also didn’t go overboard to the point where it would have been a messy sandwich rather than this, elegantly simple version. Sure it’s a bit pricey at around $7, but to get to have something this cheesy right in the cheese shop helps to curtail any other cheese-buying splurges I was tempted by!
We’re back in Vancouver for the next week of posts – hope you enjoyed this Seattle series!