IN THE WILLAPA HILLS — Since 2008 Willapa Hills Cheese has been handcrafting natural artisan cheese on our historic farmstead in SW Washington. Willapa Hills Cheese is a licensed dairy processor partnering with two local family dairy farms. Our creamery produces sheep milk cheese six months of the year and cow milk and sheep/cow milk blend cheese year-round. WHERE NATURAL MEANS NATURAL — Willapa Hills sources only the highest quality natural ingredients for our products. Our milk is free of antibiotics and rBST/rBGH. A COMMITMENT TO QUALITY — Willapa Hills utilizes a comprehensive Food Safety Program that includes HACCP and third party auditing in concert with environmental and product testing. We are excited to share our family of aged and fresh cow and sheep milk cheeses. WELCOME TO THE WILLAPA HILLS!
the happy zone
The sweet spot for humidity needed to grow blue mold (and make blue cheese).
2x the curd, 2x the joy
Average % cheese yield from sheep milk - twice the yield of cow and goat milk!
the dearth of sheep dairies - explained
Number of ewes needed to equal one cow's production.
THE WEIGHT OF MILK
A gallon of milk weighs 8.6 lbs. - Willapa Hills cheese vat holds 5,000 lbs.
Meet OUR Cheese
A Collection of Fresh and Aged Sheep and Cow Milk Cheeses
Big Boy Blue
Artisan Cheese Spreads
Ewe Old Cow
LIVING THE CHEESE LIFE
From our seasonal sheep milk cheese Willapa White to our year-round Natural Cream Cheese, fresh cheese is being crafted fresh each week.
Three of Willapa Hills Cheeses have won ribbons at the American Cheese Society’s annual competition. Stay tuned for this year’s results!
Our semi-soft cheeses have been with us from the start. Currently Big Boy Blue, Two-Faced Blue and Pluvius lead the line-up.
FOOD SERVICE CHEESE
Our cheese is served in discerning restaurants and eateries in cities like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, San Diego, New York and Washington D.C.
In 2015 we are introducing two new cheeses. Lilly Pad is inspired by classic Alpine style cheeses and Ewe Old Cow by classic Pecorino Romano.
The best part of making cheese is sharing it – with family, friends, customers new and old. It’s only because of you that we make cheese!
Yes, it’s true – we dream of blue! Cow milk, sheep milk – it’s all good! Big Boy, Two-Faced or our very rare Ewe Moon – it’s hard to refuse a good blue…
Our artisan cheese spreads were made for retail. Seven varieties for folks of all stripes. You can find us in some surprising places. Keep an eye out – you won’t be dissapointed!