I love cheese, and I loved painting this scene at the Monteillet Fromagerie in Walla Walla, Washington State's wine country. We were there last March and I wanted to visit the Fromagerie, after seeing an article about them in the local paper. Joan, the owner and her husband were so welcoming, even though it was lambing season, they invited us in. She spent a wonderful morning tell us about making cheese and explaining the different cheeses, giving us samples. I want to go back and spend a day making cheese and learning more. They have a wonderful cottage to rent, there are wine and cheese pairings during the summer, a fresh vegetable garden, fresh eggs, beautiful surroundings, what could be better!.