2020 was a rollercoaster, but we're grateful for the health and safety of our team, the support of our incredible customers, and of course, plenty of delicious, organic cheese. Cowgirl Creamery's Managing Director Amanda Parker reflects on a tumultuous year in her latest Food for Thought.
Mt Tam won big at the recent 2021 Good Food Awards! We're thrilled to showcase the exceptional organic milk of our pasture-based dairy partners, transforming California sunshine in our beloved Mt Tam. Check out all the winners at the link (Hop Along and Inverness were also finalists), and ask for Mt Tam from your favorite local cheesemonger.
Our pioneering cofounders announced their official retirement this month, cementing a legacy of organic cheesemaking, environmental stewardship, and sharing extraordinary food with our community.
Looking for a keto-friendly snack or the perfect wine pairing? All you need is grated cheese! We love making these Cheese Fricos with our aged Wagon Wheel or cider-washed Hop Along cheeses. Simply mound grated cheese onto a lined baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 2 to 4 minutes at 375F. Let cool flat on the baking sheet, or shape into a curved tuile or edible cup while warm.
Over 6 months ago, we decided to give back to our friends and neighbors California artisan cheese industry–a community that has nourished and inspired us for all these years. At year's end, we've tallied over $20k in donations to the California Artisan Cheese Guild through our Good Neighbors: Victory Cheese Box, supporting artisan and small-scale cheesemakers in our home state. Thank you to all of you who made it possible: gifting and enjoying terrific California cheese for a good cause.
What does comfort food look like to you? For us, this creamy, winter seasonal recipe fits the bill: layered with bitter endive, sweet pear, and salty, rich blue cheese. Contrasting textures in a creamy, indulgent sauce makes all the difference in this cozy gratin.
Sweet, sour, bubbly, and aromatic, this easy non-alcoholic spritz is getting us through #DryJanuary. Paired with our most popular cheese (organic, triple cream Mt Tam), this all-ages beverage is bright and balanced and makes a perfect aperitif or post-dinner treat. This colonial era mocktail was initially prized for its medicinal properties, but we love it as a refreshing contrast to our soft-ripened cheeses.
Sometimes it's the simple things that are the most comforting. This #SoupSeason, we're staying extra cozy with some of our favorite recipes including LindseyEatsLA's Broccoli Soup drizzled with our luxurious Organic Crème Fraîche. 🥦 This vibrant soup can be made in one pot and requires just 10 whole ingredients.
Quality ingredients make all the difference: artisan prosciutto, homemade jam with fresh figs, sourdough baguette, and our triple cream organic Mt Tam. These tam, ham, and jam crostini are the appetizers you NEED on your holiday menu.
It's an unusual holiday season, but a smaller gathering doesn't have to be short on cheer. We asked Amanda, Cowgirl Creamery Managing Director, about her family holiday traditions, and she shared her Grandma Flo's iconic Cherry Jello Salad (improved with a dollop of our crème fraîche, of course). Check out our latest blog post to hear Amanda's reflections on Christmas cheese, her dad's favorite romcom, and 50s era desserts.