The Trip to Seattle
The conference and our rooms were at the Seattle Sheraton which is located in the center of the city.
We had been looking forward to this particular workshop and the time finally came. Ricki and her co-leaders were knee-deep in raw milk.
Later that day, we went to the “Meet the Cheesemakers” reception where we had the opportunity to meet the people who make our favorite cheeses. (I had an absolute epiphany when I tasted Cypress Grove’s Midnight Moon!)
While we were attending these events, Jen and Jason spent time with Ricki’s brother, Peter, who lives in Oregon. However, when they had finished their sightseeing, Jason decided to swing into action and sell some products!
The last day, we had to break away for a few hours to see the city. Jason and Jen had already done the Duck Tour and they wanted us to see it.
At the end of every conference, they bring out the cheeses that were sent to the competition- the best cheeses on this continent. It’s a long-awaited opportunity to see and taste the winners in every category. This year there were over 1400 entries!