Kurt Farm Shop Now Scooping Ice Cream on Chophouse Row
Kurt Timmermeister, the storied cheesemaker who traded in restaurants for a dairy farm, is back in the food-service biz again with the launch of his adorable Kurt Farm Shop. While most know him as a superstar cheese guy, Timmermeister — who has penned two book about his experience running Kurtwood Farm on Vashon Island — has had a long career as a chef too. He launched his first ground-breaking restaurant, Café Septieme, in the 1980s and sold the spot in 2004 (it closed in 2009 and once employed Dan Savage). The eatery was located on Broadway, just blocks from the current location of his new scoop shop. Timmermeister's expertise shines through in his small-batch ice cream, the only ones in the 206 area to be made with milk and cream from Jersey cows, the same herd that produces milk for his award-winning cheeses, which you'll also find here. The higher butter fat content gives the frozen treats — in rotating flavors like rhubarb, berry, chocolate and Flora's cheese — an extra-creamy texture. Single scoops are $4.50, doubles go for $6.50 and freshly made waffle cones are a buck extra. There's a half-dozen stools outside if you want to sit while you lick, but most customers are grab-and-go.
Know this: It's a little tricky to find this ice cream parlor, tucked away in "the mews" of the soon-to-be-finished Chophouse Row development. Look for the narrow opening near Cafe Pettirosso.
1424 11th Ave., Suite C-2; 206-696-9999