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Operating in Port Townsend, WA since 2006, this creamery is a wonderful example of an agricultural revitalization project. The northern Olympic Peninsula used to be a dairying region and like many other areas in the US with this distinction, it has lost many of its farms and the institutional knowledge along with them. Matt Day and Ryan Trail, owners of Mt. Townsend Creamery, saw an opening to create a new outlet for milk coming out of a couple of the remaining dairy farms. A retrofitted, fifty-year old warehouse that has been home to a variety of businesses in Port Townsend, was the perfect site for their creamery, given their commitment to sustainability. The location also positioned them well in a supportive community, meaning that in the early days they could devote themselves to the cheese more than sales and marketing. Mt. Townsend is a great example of the newer generation of producers who understand that in today’s market, cheeses have to be of a certain quality when you enter the marketplace and thus they sought advice from professional cheese consultants in developing their recipes. All of their hard work and careful planning has been richly rewarded as their cheeses have taken top honors in the American Cheese Society and World Cheese Championship competitions for the past three years. They have expanded from their original collection of French-inspired trio to include a Jack-style, some small semi-soft tommes, and a couple fresh, soft cheeses.
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