Montana July 31, 2018
There’s A Cheese Haven Hiding In Montana And It’s Everything You’ve Dreamed And More
Hello. Is it brie you’re looking for? Cheesy puns aside, there’s a ridiculously amazing creamery in Polson every cheese-loving Montanan should see. If you’ve never heard of Flathead Lake Cheese,we’ll tell you where to find the Gouda stuff (last one, promise).
Flathead Lake Cheese is located at 208 1st Ave E. in Polson, near Cherry's BBQ.
The little yellow building faces the bay.
This isn't your average cheese shop. There's a walk-up window, and the reason behind it is endearing.
When owners Wendi and Joe first set up shop, they didn't anticipate the locals and tourists that would want to come and see the place. They never built a tasting room, although they'll be happy to give you a tour and a taste when they're not busy cheese-making. Instead, they opened the walk-up window to interact with their visitors.
The cheese here is made using the best local ingredients, with the goal of leaving a low carbon footprint.
Although they make several different varieties of cheese here, Gouda is their specialty.
From their Doorstop Gouda (which was named after Joe made a joke about using it as a doorstep if it didn't sell) to their earthy Hoppin' Mad Gouda, they seem to have perfected the art of this mild cheese.
If you live in Western Montana, you may have spotted Flathead Lake Cheese at your local Farmers Market.
That's where they make the most sales and meet the most new friends.
But if you'd rather get it straight from the source, their Polson shop opens daily at 10 a.m.
You can also order a few popular cheeses online if you can't make it to Polson anytime soon.
Every cheese-lover should stop by
Flathead Lake Cheese at least once. And while you’re at it, check out this epic cheese farm in Victor.