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If I happen to be at Pike Place Market mid-day, I'll often grab lunch at Beecher's Cheese. Their sandwiches and mac 'n cheese are favorites of mine, and so is perusing their artisan cheese selections like this couple (below is what they see). I missed the 4th annual Seattle Cheese Festival held over the weekend, but heard from foodie friends how much they enjoyed it and how it has grown. There were over 50 exhibitors providing heavenly samples this year. There were demonstrations by local chefs (including the guys from current mobile Seattle street eats fave, Skillet) and seminars with US cheese artisans as well as one with France's Laurent Mons. If you missed it, too, there is still a chance to taste great cheeses: 38 Seattle restaurants are featuring special cheese-inspired menu items this week.