Cheese Island – Your Destination for Cheese in Skagit Valley

Join us in wishing a big welcome to our new cheese display area – Cheese Island. We have moved most of our regular cheeses and non-dairy cheese alternatives to this new free standing case near our new freezers.

You’ll find old classics like Cave-Aged Swiss Gruyere (a key ingredient in traditional potato au gratin) and local offerings from Skagit’s own Golden Glen Creamery and Samish Bay Cheese. Check out new favorites like Spanish Mahon – a dry, lemony tasting aged cow’s cheese, perfect for grating and savoring with fresh fruit – and Willapa Hills’ Boy Blue, a locally made artisan blue cheese, with delicate veins of Roquefort penicillin culture. 

With this additional space, expect new and exciting offerings from Cheese Island. We will be highlighting our local producers while continuing to support quality traditional cheese making operations across the globe. Peruse the top of the case for cheese accessories, including Dalmatia Fig Spread, Preserved Spanish Lemons, Pumpkin in Syrup and an assortment of different crackers and breadsticks. Hand-made Spanish Ines de Rosales Tortas are also near by – these crispy, olive oil pastries cry out for cheese, be they sweet or savory.

Visit Cheese Island today, find the cheese for you and stay tuned for more updates!

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.