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The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

The 85% True Story of Vivien Straus — as a One-Woman Show, with Cheese

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cheese-tastings and a look inside the Straus family dairy: Vivien Straus, of the Straus Family Creamery, will perform her one-woman autobiographical show in April. Expect cows, jokes, cheese and her playing 15 different characters.

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What Does “Artisanal” Mean, Anyway?

What Does “Artisanal” Mean, Anyway?

| January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

On January 20, CUESA, Kitchen Table Talks, and the Good Food Awards co-hosted a panel discussion with three successful artisan business owners, posing the tough question, “How big is too big in artisanal food?” Read the main principles discussed and listen to the talk.

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Cheese Pioneers: An Interview with Cowgirl Creamery about their First Book “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks”

Cheese Pioneers: An Interview with Cowgirl Creamery about their First Book “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks”

| November 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In their new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, the two cowgirls share their story, their knowledge of cheese, and some of their favorite recipes. CUESA talked with Sue Conley about the book and how an old barn in Point Reyes helped spur a burgeoning artisan cheese movement. Get the recipe for Winter Salad Greens with Persimmon Vinaigrette and Mt Tam.

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Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Laura Werlin, who is an award-winning cheese educator, author and expert who lives in San Francisco when she’s not on the road. Werlin dishes on the best questions to ask at the cheese counter and shares why she got into cheese back in 2000 after a news media career path.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes for Spring

Cottage Cheese Pancakes for Spring

It’s spring, and the chickens are laying again! Time to start (or end) the day with tender, eggy Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

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It’s all about the milk at Cowgirl Creamery

It’s all about the milk at Cowgirl Creamery

| February 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cowgirl Creamery, a forerunner of the artisanal foods movement in the Bay Area, has been producing organic cheese in West Marin for 15 years. Here is a recap of a tasting tour, some history of the creamery and information about many of the Cowgirl cheeses.

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Marin Day Trip: Larkspur, Point Reyes Station, Sausalito

Marin Day Trip: Larkspur, Point Reyes Station, Sausalito

Time for a last summer fling. Head north to find the doughnut shop of your dreams, a small-town farmers’ market with grilled cheese and barbecued oysters, and the best bench-and-pizza combo by the Bay.

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QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

QUEST: The Science & Art of Cheese + The Terroir of Cheese

| May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Take a video journey to Cowgirl Creamery in West Marin to learn how artisan cheese is made and how scientists are putting cheese under the microscope to gain new insights about this incredible, edible food. You can also watch another video to learn more about the role of terroir in artisan cheese.

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Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

| March 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

New York Times food scribe Kim Severson talks with Bay Area artisans Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery about their award-winning bread and cheese — and their epic culinary failures too.

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McQuade’s Celtic Chutney

McQuade’s Celtic Chutney

| December 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

What’s better than a stiff drink and a ham-and-turkey sandwich with people you never have to impress? I’ll tell you: a ham-and-turkey sandwich dolloped with chutney, that’s what. And not just any common-or-garden chutney, no sirree Bob, but McQuade’s Celtic Chutney, made by red-headed Scotswoman Alison McQuade in small, aromatic batches, just like you would at home, if you were lucky enough to come from chutney-making people.

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Oyster Orgy: Hog Island Oyster Farm

Oyster Orgy: Hog Island Oyster Farm

| July 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Get out of the city and hit Highway 1. Swoop Point Reyes Station for some picnic necessities (aka Cowgirl Creamery cheese) and get ready for an oyster feast on the cheap at the Hog Island Oyster farm.

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Cold Comfort Charm: Fondue

Cold Comfort Charm: Fondue

| March 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

The weather is still dropping cold in San Francisco, so I see no reason not to dip into a new fondue book. Written by fellow Cowgirl, Lenny Rice, and her friend Brigid Callinan, Fondue is witty, cute, and perfectly delicious. Dropping allusions to Laverne and Shirley and Hawaii 5-0, this cookbook takes you through fifty […]

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Piercing the Heart of Fall: Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt.

Piercing the Heart of Fall: Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt.

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Ask five people what they taste when they suck a plush gobbet of Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt. off their finger and you’ll get five different answers. “Chamomile!” “Fennel!” “Coriander!” Personally, I always manage to pull out a flavor that reminds me of the big steaming bowls of oatmeal my mother used to dish out on […]

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Best. Library. Ever.

Best. Library. Ever.

| September 4, 2007 | 2 Comments

On rare days when all the scheduling stars align, I take a long walk during the day with fellow BAB-writer Stephanie. We use walk time to catch up on projects that we’re working on, and any other news worth reporting. For months now, Stephanie has been referring to her Library of Cheese project. While I […]

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