Appel Farms in Ferndale, WA, is a small business with an attractive concept: artisanal cheese that comes straight from pasture to plate. 200 head of cattle graze at the back of the property, they’re milked in an on-site milking parlor, the cream is made to cheese in an on-site plant, and it’s sold in the store up front. But after 30 years of making cheese in wooden barn-space, this second generation family-owned business needed to improve the cheese-making facility at the heart of the operation.