Announcing: a theme for Summer of 2012! Call it the season of the cheese food cart and/or food truck. After announcing the debut of The Cheese Plate in Portland just recently, I’ve now learned of another mobile cheese operation starting up this week in Woodinville, Washington called The Milkman’s Daughter.
Founder Inger Herman envisions The Milkman’s Daughter as a unique combination of food truck, cheese shop, and gourmet delicatessen that is a perfect complement to wine. Delivered in a gorgeous vintage 1956 Ford panel truck, Herman plans to sell cheese and savories out of the back of the truck to patrons of Woodinville’s renowned wineries and tasting rooms… a sort of mobile deli for all of your picnic and noshing needs. Whether you want to enjoy your purchases immediately as you taste or bring them home to enjoy later, Herman plans to carry selections that fit every need. In addition, The Milkman’s Daughter is committed to carrying cheeses and savories that support local cheese makers and businesses producing artisan products.
Inger Herman first came up with the idea for a cheese food truck when on an anniversary trip with her husband Steve. Wine enthusiasts, Inger and Steve were on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada (home to artisan cheesemakers Salt Spring Island Cheese Company and Moonstruck Organic Cheese Co.) enjoying a selection of artisan cheeses with their wine when Inger realized that wineries and tasting rooms were lacking artisan cheeses and accompaniments to enhance their customers’ experience. As a result, The Milkman’s Daughter came to be.
You can find The Milkman’s Daughter truck today and tomorrow – that’s Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7th – at Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, Washington. Follow The Milkman’s Daughter on Twitter or Facebook to find where it will be next!
The Milkman’s Daughter
[photo by Jean Johnson Productions]