June marks the annual celebration of Pride in our country and our community, and I wanted to share some thoughts on what this time means to me and how it aligns with the values that...
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.
Napa winemaker Samantha Sheehan (Poe Wines, Ultraviolet, and Mommenpop) asked our Managing Director Amanda about cheese pairings, sustainability at Cowgirl, and her most memorable meals over a sunset spritz in Point Reyes.
Blistered, crispy potatoes seasoned with smoky pimentón are a sublime contrast for our triple cream Mt Tam in @fromheadtotable's summery salad. Layered with juicy heirloom tomatoes, tender pea sprouts, baby kale, and a bracingly bright lemon dressing, this "salad-meets-cheese-plate" is perfect for barbeques, potlucks, and picnics. What are you cooking this summer?
Upgrade your hot dogs with Mt Tam, savory bacon jam, and tart pickled cherries with this casually decadent recipe from @thebraise. Buttery, rich Mt Tam melts with the heat of the frankfurter, balanced perfectly with bright, crunchy condiments and a toasty brioche bun. Whether you make the accompaniments yourself (recipes included) or pick them up from your local specialty shop, these loaded hot dogs will make you forget all about the ketchup.
It's "officially" panzanella season and we're adding our organic Fromage Blanc to Peg & Sue's favorite Tomato-Watermelon Panzanella Salad. Ripe summer tomatoes combine with juicy watermelon, fresh basil, shallot vinaigrette, and tart and creamy Fromage Blanc for this summer refresher. Best served poolside with an ice-cold glass of crisp rosé.
We teamed up with our friends at The Real Dill to create this over-the-top grilled cheese recipe, made with their pickle-infused Bloody Mary Mix and Habanero Horseradish Dill Pickles. Loaded with our organic, meltable Wagon Wheel Cheese and herbed Fromage Blanc and crusted with Bloody Mary Spice, this decadent grilled cheese is spicy, savory, oozy, and deeply satisfying.
In celebration of l'heure de l'apéro (cocktail hour), we caught up with fashion designer and author of "A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way" to chat about hosting, entertaining with cheese, and the secrets to the French bar and table.