Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cowgirl Creamery

If you are visiting Point Reyes, are in for a treat when you stop by the Cowgirl Creamery.

Not only will you get to see cheese being made...they give samples.

Like the sign it is Red Hawk. This interesting cheese tastes similar to an intense tangy Brie.

What kind are you looking for? I' m sure it's there somewhere.
In 1997, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith opened Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes Station, a picturesque postage-stamp-of-a-town on the coast about an hour north of San Francisco. They started with an old barn, made it beautiful, put in a small plant for making hand-crafted cheese, bought organic milk from the neighbor, Straus Family Creamery... and before long the world found them! From the beginning, they wanted to make delicious, artisan cheese, to be environmentally responsible, and they also wanted to support their cheesemaking friends in being sustainable land stewards. Today, Cowgirl Creamery continues to make just a small collection of cheese -- four, soft aged and three fresh, totaling about 3,000 pounds per week. However, their circle of cheesemaking friends has grown like wildfire and they now distribute extraordinary artisan cheeses from over 200 of America's and Europe's most prized producers.

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