A Dream Cut Short

Patrick Lee in his element – Sharing his cheese with friends

It has been 17 months since our creative, inquisitive, energetic cheesemaker left this world. My two sons and I kept the vision alive, finishing the Teetoos and Moufette Patrick had made.

Chris Roelli’s Creamery in Shulsburg, WI

I then took on aging two additional makes of Teetoos produced by our good friend Chris Roelli of Roelli Cheese Haus.

We sold to specialty stores in the Portland Metro area as well as grocers as far as Bend and Ashland. We loved seeing our cheese sold by Runcible Cider to pair with local Gorge foods and their amazing ciders.

November and December were rough after my hip fracture. My son stepped up – a lifesaver!

Alas, it is time to close the doors to the aging room. A few remaining wedges are being parceled out as “thank-yous” for so many that have helped me through these difficult months – made worse for us all by the pandemic. The inability to hold demos, host parties, and attend festivals certainly took more of the wind I had left out of my sails. But our fans and retailers have made the hours of cheese washing, cleaning, record keeping and deliveries so worth while! It has been so heartening to hear how much our customers and retailers love Teetoos! Patrick created a very special cheese and he would be pleased we kept his dream alive for these months.

Thank you to everyone who supported us through this brief cheesemaking journey. We learned so much, made new friends, and treated many to a beautiful alpine-style cheese.

Our last sale to our friends at Providore Fine Foods – January 2022

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Pascal Affinage

Pascal Affinage arose from a passion to create artisanal cheeses and a love for nature. We want to be a part of a movement to be small so that we can bring you high quality cheeses that will delight your senses.