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Living in San Francisco has taught me how to really live life to the fullest. And the cheesiest.
Before I moved up here (now 5 years ago!), I didn’t indulge in cheese (I KNOW, TRY TO KEEP YOUR HORRIFIED GASPS TO A MINIMAL HERE) and had no idea artisinal cheese even existed (I SAID NO SCREAMING). I would just scrape a little bit of feta on my toast and that was as cheezy as I got. Cowgirl Creamery single handedly changed that by opening up my eyes and taste buds to what it’s like to see my life flash before my eyes with one bite of Mt. Tam, one of its most popular cheeses. Seriously, I can’t go a few weeks without indulging in some Tam.
What strikes me about Cowgirl is that it seems like with each distinct flavor comes a distinct history, and that certainly has to do with the roots that Cowgirl stems from. Sue Conley and Peggy Smith decided to come out to San Francisco in the 70’s to see what the hippie buzz was but ended up finding their way into the culinary bubble that was shaping and leading California cuisine. These women were at the forefront of the from-farm-to-table movement and that has revolutionized cooking, farming, and products around the world. You notice the connection to the agriculture community in Northern California when you try their brand and it doesn’t hurt to realize just how amazing and important the concept of eating “locally grown” is.
So eat your cheese. Eat it all. And eat the good stuff!