“IT’S EASY to envision Meghan McMahon McKenna as an Irish milkmaid born in an earlier century. Awake before dawn, she’d head to the barn to tend her goats, fill a pail with milk then trudge back to a chilly cottage to spread homemade cheese on brown bread. For her, paradise might be a soak in a steaming tub.
The contemporary Meghan McKenna has a much better gig.
A longtime cheesemonger at Metropolitan Market, she’s now cheesemaker at Mountain Lodge Farm, a new farmstead creamery near Eatonville in Pierce County.
Here in the foothills of Mount Rainier, she lives on the Nisqually River Forest Reserve in a spacious farmhouse whose lab-like cheesemaking room stands just off her kitchen.”