The doors have been open at the Cookshop for just about 3 months now, and we've been hearing one question pretty regularly from new visitors, so we thought we'd address it here. At least once a day, an inquisitive new friend walks in the door and says, "Hi! What is this place?"
The Cookshop is many things. First and foremost, it is a collaborative hub that brings food artisans, chefs, and farmers to the Snoqualmie Valley. We feed, nourish, teach, and sell food we love to eat! We look to support and source local PNW food artisans and bring them all together inside this beautiful historic building! Here are a few shouts out....
We have Chapin Smith, aka Wild Belly Sourdough, our
amazing in-house sourdough bread baker, who is always happy to chat about botany and foraging for wild yeast. We have Sweet Lo's Ice Cream, small-batch, from-scratch, hand-packed pints of the best ice cream you've ever had, made in Seattle by a team of remarkable women. We have delicious Pine Drop coffee, roasted in Seattle by RJ Dulay, who lives right in Snoqualmie. We have Alison Leber, from Table to Palate Cheese Shop, who sets up a "Roving Cheese Shop" of international cheeses some Saturdays right here at the shop; and our lovely Brenda Devore of Squirl Girl Biscotti. And then we have Chef Schu, the chef and owner of Heirloom Cookshop, artisan matchmaker, food gatherer, soup whisperer, leading our team in making salads, soups, sandwiches, and so much more.
The Cookshop is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 until 4:00 and Saturday for brunch from 9:30 until 1:00, during which time you can stop in and grab food to go or sit and join us for a meal with table service. We have hot soups on the stove and sometimes grilled cheese on Wild Belly Sourdough with seasonal jam. We offer greens salads, grain salads, vegan, and vegetarian options as well. The menu is ever-changing based on what's in season and what's growing in the fields at the local farms we work with, including the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative, Snoqualmie Valley Cattle Company, Sweet Harvest Farm, Steel Wheel Farm, Skagit River Ranch, Oxbow Farm, One Leaf Farm, Sno-Valley Tilth, and so many more!