Chukar was founded by Pamela Montgomery on her family’s cherry orchard in 1988. Inspired by a trip to Harrods in London, a room sized display of European chocolate-covered fruit awed her with possibilities. She came home and began dipping her dried cherries in custom blend chocolate. Successful, she developed recipes for whole fruit preserves, sauces and toppings. Enthusiastic customers fueled growth and in 1992 Chukar Cherries launched its second key store in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Over the course of just a few sun-soaked weeks every summer, Chukar Cherries dries 250,000 pounds of fresh cherries.
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Chukkar has been featured on the Food Channel, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and on NPR.