Samish Bay Cheese is owned and operated by Suzanne and Roger Wechsler, along with a dedicated crew including Jim Morgan, who has been with us since our beginning, and Cheesemaker Chad Clarke. We farm about 200 acres in the northwest corner of Skagit County, Washington. On the dairy, close to Samish Bay and below Mount Blanchard and the Chuckanut Mountains, we have a mixed herd, mostly Milking Shorthorns, some crossed with Jersey, Holstein, or Dutch Belted. Our grass-green fields of the Skagit/Samish valley are in an environment well-suited to organic farming.
All of our milk, and only our milk, is used to make our cheese and yogurt. We raise our steers for beef, and pigs for pork. Samish Bay Cheese is certified organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.