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.
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.