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Cheesemakers from the Western United States

The Western United States are home to many artisanal cheesemakers. Some of their cheeses are sold across the US, but many are only available locally. This is by no means a complete list of West Coast cheesemakers - it is a list that will continue to grow over time.

Oregon Cheesemaker Rivers Edge Chevre
Farmstead goat cheese, some made with raw milk, from Oregon

Oregon Cheesemaker Tumalo Farms
Farmstead goat cheese made in Central Oregon

Utah Cheesemaker Beehive Cheese Co.
Featuring unique cheeses with creative flavors

Utah Cheesemaker Shepherds Dairy
Goats' milk cheeses made near the Great Salt Lake

Colorado Cheesemaker Haystack Goat Dairy
Raw and pasteurized goat cheeses

California Cheesemaker Laura Chenel Chèvre
A pioneer of American goat cheese

Colorado Cheesemaker MouCo Cheese Company
Owned by beer brewers who turned into cheesemakers

Monterey Jack Cheese
One of California's original cheeses

California Cheesemaker Bravo Farms
Raw-milk Cheddar made on a family dairy farm

Washington Cheesemaker Quillisascut Cheese Company
One of Washington State's first producers of raw goat's milk cheese

Washington Cheesemaker Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Cheese made in Seattle's Pike Place Market

California Cheesemaker Bellwether Farms
A mother and her son cheesemaking team

Washington Cheesemaker Mt. Townsend Creamery
Cows' milk cheeses in Port Townsend, WA

Washington Cheesemaker Monteillet Fromagerie
Cheese from the heart of Washington wine country

California Cheesemaker Cypress Grove
Established in the early 1980s, specializing in goat cheese

California Cheesemaker Andante Dairy
Cows' and goats' milk cheese named after musical terms

California Cheesemaker Cowgirl Creamery
Based in Point Reyes Station with retail cheese stores in San Francisco, Point Reyes Station, and Washington D.C.

Oregon Cheesemaker Juniper Grove
Specializing in goat cheese

Oregon Cheesemaker Rogue Creamery
Known for raw milk blue cheese

California Cheesemaker Vella Cheese Company
Established in the 1930s, this family-run cheesemaking company is known for varieties of Monterey Jack cheese

California Cheesemaker Redwood Hill Farm
Established in 1968, this family farm specializes in goat cheese

California Cheesemaker Central Coast Creamery
Goat and mixed milk cheeses

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