Twin Sisters Creamery owners, Jeff and Lindsay Slevin. Look closely and you'll see Jeff and Lindsay's twin daughters Maddy and Lexi in the background.
PRODUCER:: TWIN SISTERS CREAMERY
LOCATION:: Ferndale, WA
PRODUCTS:: Whatcom Blue blue cheese, currently working on R&D for Whatcom White, an Irish style table cheese.
Owned and operated by Lindsay and Jeff Slevin, Twin Sisters Creamery proudly sources the 100% Jersey Cow Milk they use for their cheese from Twin Brook Dairy in Lynden, WA. Twin Sisters is a raw milk cheese producer so quality and single source are very important to Lindsay and Jeff.
When asked how they got their start Lindsay explains, “I've been in the foodservice industry for over 18 years, and always loved cheese! Most recently I worked for DPI Specialty Foods, a large cheese importer and distributor where I furthered my knowledge and became a Certified Cheese Specialist through the American Cheese Society in 2012. Jeff has a background in IT and manufacturing, so after years of us wanting to start a family business together becoming artisan cheese makers made sense.”
Sharing her passion for cheese with their customers is Lindsay’s favorite part of her daily work. She was happy to answer my question when asked about her favorite use for her blue cheese, “Hands down... a Whatcom Blue Cheese Burger. Whatcom Blue has amazing melting qualities on burgers, steaks, in sauces, pasta... It is easy to slice and holds its shape when melted, it also becomes more pronounced in flavor. Delicious!” Another favorite she shares is simply crumbled in a fresh mixed green salad with strawberries or pears and candied pecans.
Have you tried the Whatcom Blue yet? It was featured in last week’s Local Chop Salad Kits in the blue cheese dressing and will be included in this week’s Locavore Boxes served with grilled steak sandwiches.
Try Twin Sisters Whatcom Blue with one of our favorite recipes. This recipe is perfect served with any meal, as an appetizer, or even an easy and delicious snack.
Caramelized Onion + Blue Cheese Crostini
2 Tbsp Butter or Olive Oil
1 Onion, sm-med sized
6 oz Whatcom Blue Cheese
Preheat oven to 475F. Slice baguette on the bias resulting in a 1/4-1/2” crostini. Toast in oven until beginning to brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
Thinly slice onion. Heat butter or oil in a skillet. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until the onions are very soft and beginning to caramelize. Remove from heat.
Top the crostini with the caramelized onions and crumbled blue cheese. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is near melted and bubbly.
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