Cowgirl Creamery Managing Director Amanda Parker looks at the challenging season ahead in her latest Food for Thought. From cheesemongers to chefs, farmers to front front of house, the local food industry need your patience and support.
Friend of Cowgirl and adored pizzaiola Cliff (of @pizza_bodega fame) is a finalist in the Real California Pizza Contest with a Mt Tam pizza ! He shared his prized recipe for "The Tide" with us, featuring our organic Mt Tam combined with classic bagel flavors: shallots, capers, smoked salmon, and everything seasoning!
Fluffy Spanish tortilla, layered with romesco sauce and fresh herbs, makes an indulgent pedestal for our triple cream Mt Tam. With flavors of cultured butter and roasted mushrooms, our beloved Mt Tam lends itself to the sharp, smoky sauce made from roasted red pepper and almonds. Served at room temperature, the tortilla can be cut into bite-sized pieces for easy tapas or sandwiched between crusty bread for a decadent bocadillo.
Grilling this weekend? Don't forget the compound butter! From a juicy rib eye with blue cheese butter to grilled corn with shallot & parsley butter, we love using using sustainable dairy to bring out the best of the farmers market. Once you've got the technique down, feel free to experiment by adding your favorite flavors and aromatics. Red Hawk & chive butter on your baked potato? Mt Tam & mushroom butter on your burger? The possibilities are endless.
In Amanda's latest "Food for Thought", our Managing Director reflects on her visit to Tresch Family Farms for dinner & conversation hosted by Outstanding in the Field and the Spinster Sisters.
Crookneck squash and corn give this velvety soup its sunshine glow. Rather than grating cheese atop, we like to place a single slice of Humboldt Fog from our sister creamery Cypress Grove on top. With its ash-ripened exterior and cakey center, it's bold, bright, and brilliant for summer. If you can't find the classic goat cheese, a slab of our organic Mt Tam or Fromage Blanc makes a decadent topper.
Kate Leahy's latest book, Wine Style, is an approachable guide to understanding wine and food. Featuring 50 simple recipes alongside an essential overview of grape varietals and wine styles, this book helps to update dated conventions of pairing wine and understanding wine. Here, Kate provides an introduction to cheese pairing, talking through some of her favorite combinations and rules to the perfect wine & cheese course.
What does "reopening" look like at Cowgirl Creamery? Take a peak behind the curtain with our latest blog post from Cowgirl HR. From opening our front doors in Pt Reyes to returning to a normal schedule in our Petaluma creamery, we're excited to reconnect with our fellow Cowgirls and the broader community of cheese-lovers and passionate foodies that make us love our work. Read Leah and Rachel's blog, and check out our careers page if you're curious about making #CheeseWithHeart.
It's peak stone fruit season in California, and these Roasted Plum Shortcakes with Inverness are giving us all the summer feels. The Braise combines our fresh and funky Inverness with sweet and sticky roasted plums infused with sweet vermouth, lemon zest, and thyme. Sandwiched by pillowy buttermilk biscuits and garnished with sweet and savory candied pistachios, this dessert is nothing short of spectacular. If you're in a pinch, storebought biscuits with macerated strawberries will do the trick, but our pint-sized Inverness really shines with these ruby-red, aromatic plums.
"We at Cowgirl believe in collaboration as a core value, and see Judi and her work at Conscious Kitchen as a shining example of what it looks like to band together for a common cause—and have direct, material impact on the communities they serve." Read our Managing Director Amanda’s latest Food for Thought on our blog, detailing our new partnership with Marin-based Conscious Kitchen. Sales of our Good Neighbors Collection support Conscious Kitchen’s work addressing food equity, education and access in public schools.