A panade is a broth thickened with toasted cubes of levain or bâtard bread, creating a hearty, soulful soup. It’s a lighter, fresher version of French onion soup, and can be served to vegetarians because...
It’s peak artichoke season in California, and we’re craving bright, textured salads layered with the flavors of spring. Made with all raw ingredients, our co-founder Peggy’s Dry Jack, Artichoke, and Fennel salad is crunchy, briney, and perfectly balanced with fresh herbs, anchovies, and plenty of lemon juice. As an ode to her late Chez Panisse coworker and renowned chef Catherine Brandel, this salad captures the essence of California cuisine. Any hard shaving cheese like Parmigiano or pecorino will do, but for a true American original, we love finishing this salad with Vella Dry Jack.
Our bite-sized, soft-ripened Inverness is the perfect topping for @fromheadtotable's lush Spring Farro Bowl, loaded with seasonal greenery and a bright dressing with tarragon and citrus. This healthy grain bowl is all about balance: creamy, funky Inverness has a brightness that lends itself to crunchy veg and tender herbs, with nutty, protein-packed farro rounding out the spring bounty.
Calling Bay Area Bakers! Cowgirl Creamery wants to help you bake funds for social justice. Learn more about how you can get some of organic cheeses to help with the next Bakers Against Racism campaign: "In Adversity We Bloom."
Today (April 10th) marks our last day in the Ferry Building, and we're throwing it back with a Sidekick Café classic from our founders Peg & Sue: The San Francisco Egg Cream. Showcasing Straus Family Creamery organic milk and Recchiuti's chocolate sauce, this warm-weather quencher is a foamy, refreshing taste of the Bay.
Made with only three ingredients—rhubarb, Meyer lemons and sugar—these preserves from our friend @fromheadtotable are pink, rosy sunshine in a jar. The honeyed, sweetness of the rhubarb pairs perfectly with bright, aromatic Meyer lemons. These preserves are a delight served alongside a selection of cheeses, from classic Mt. Tam to Fromage Blanc—but, it really shines with Inverness. The tart, tanginess of the rhubarb and lemon find blissful harmony with the cheese’s delicate lactic acidity and notes of sweet grass and fresh cream.
This springtime take on mac and cheese is a Cowgirl favorite: our organic Cottage Cheese & Crème Fraîche combine with green garlic and tomatoes for a not-too-rich, creamy sauce. Grate up the bits of hard cheese (we love Wagon Wheel and Parmigiano) in your fridge and pile the penne high, cooking to golden, bubbly perfection.
Our Ricotta-Asparagus Soufflé is light and creamy while still being hearty enough for those lingering cool spells. Ricotta adds milky body, but the real trick is using fresh eggs, which ensure the whites get extra fluffy. Don't have ricotta? Try swapping in our Organic Fromage Blanc, which brightens up springtime dish.
We are sad to close a chapter in Cowgirls’ history as we bid farewell to our shop and cafe at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building. We are also grateful to have been part of this community, and to have welcomed visitors there for nearly two decades. In honor of our time at the Ferry Building, Cowgirl’s Managing Director Amanda Parker shares her own memories of the building, and speaks of what’s to come.
Is there anything more satisfying than a classic grilled cheese? Our trick for the ultimate sandwich is to layer cheeses, like our organic Wagon Wheel and Fromage Blanc. The aged cheese lends flavor and that quintessential stretchy texture while the fresh cheese keeps things oozy. How do you grilled cheese?