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Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagship

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagship
Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagship
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  • Pasteurized
  • Microbial Rennet
  • Age: 15
  • Cow Milk
  • by Beecher's Handmade Cheese
  • United States
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Flagship is Beecher’s signature cheese and the very first wheel they crafted when they opened their doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It’s easy to taste why Flagship earned its place as their, well, flagship product. This semi-firm cheese boasts a robust, nutty flavor, with complexity from brown butter notes that develop during 15 months of aging. On the edge of creamy and crumbly, this versatile wedge deserves a place of honor on your next cheese plate with Beecher’s crackers and toasted walnuts.

“I use Flagship for cheese boards, snacking, and melting—it's one of those anytime, anywhere cheeses. But I particularly like it in spinach artichoke dip because it melts so smoothly but carries a lot of flavor.”
Murray’s Merchandising – New York, NY
Pasteurized Cow'S Milk, Salt, Culture, Enzymes
  • Flagship is made using the cheddaring process, and the cheesemakers add both cheddar and Gruyère cultures. The Gruyère cultures bring a distinct nuttiness to the cheese.
  • Cheddar dates back to the Middle Ages, with origins in the village of Cheddar located in Somerset, England. The term cheddar refers not only to a style of cheese but also the process used to make it.
  • Cheddaring is a technique where, after the curd is cooked and whey is drained, the curds are piled and cut into long slabs, which are turned and stacked over and over, consolidating and firming up as the rest of the whey drains.
  • Aged for 15 months, Flagship remains meltable and can add punchy flavor to mac and cheese or scrambled eggs.
  • In 2003, lifelong cheese lover Kurt Beecher Dammeier opened Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. They expanded their cheesemaking to New York City’s Flatiron District in 2011.
  • Beecher's uses traditional methods perfected by cheesemakers over thousands of years, and crafts cheeses free of artificial ingredients.
  • From their signature Flagship to extra aged varieties to exciting flavored options, their products are as delicious as the fresh milk they’re made from, which comes from local farms.
  • At both of the locations, cheese lovers can watch their favorite cheeses come to life through Beecher’s glass-walled cheesemaking kitchens.
Family Owned
Gluten Free, Vegetarian

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