Dorothy Bradshaw, owner and cheesemaker of Skagit Maid Creamery, has wanted to make cheese since she was in college. When she lived in Japan, she dreamed often of slathering a hunk of baguette with a nice ripe dollop of camembert. Her first stop after three years of living in Asia was Paris, where she lived the dream.
The desire to actually make camembert (it was always camembert) never waned. Skagit Maid Creamery was licensed to make cheese in May 2016. The creamery took shape in a retro-fitted garage on Samish Island, it has an orange floor.