Below is a copy of a press release that Mt Townsend issued late last week...
Port Townsend based cheese maker Mt Townsend Creamery will close its tasting room in Pike Place Market after the close of business on October 16th. Rising demand for their cheeses from wholesale customers has made it difficult to adequately support the Pike Place tasting room. “Mt. Townsend Creamery’s wholesale business has grown steadily over the last year, and that growth has forced the creamery to make some difficult choices”, said Matt Day, head of marketing and co-owner of the creamery, “We wish we could keep the Pike Place shop, but the creamery’s growth and future will depend on the success of our wholesale business, so we need continued focus on that part of our business”. Mt. Townsend has operated in the Pike Place Market for two years. Seattle customers will still be able to purchase Mt. Townsend Creamery cheese at the Ballard Farmer’s Market and many other grocery stores and specialty food stores in and around Seattle.
Plans for future growth
In order to meet the growing demand for their products, Mt Townsend Creamery is planning a new production facility in Port Townsend. In late September, the company purchased property in Port Townsend for construction of their new creamery, and anticipates breaking ground in Fall 2015.
For more information contact: Matthew Day, 360-301-3297