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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cowgirl Creamery: The Fresh Cheeses

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM


Cowgirl Creamery is best known for its aged, European style, cheeses like Mt Tam and Red Hawk. But the ladies parcel our a fair selection of fresh cheeses as well, all of which can lift your morning, or your entertaining, to another level.

Yesterday, we looked at Cowgirl's aged cheeses. Here's a look at the line of fresh products from the Cowgirl fridge at the Ferry Building shop.

Fromage Blanc
Bright white, light and fluffy, this sophisticated alternative to cottage cheese tastes clean and pure with an acidic crispness that calls for Riesling, in the evening. But it's better in the morning as a perfect breakfast cheese.

Herbed Fromage Blanc
The herbs overpower and take a way from what makes this such a pleasant cheese. Chive notes particularly stand out. If herbal brightness is what you want, you'll love it, but we prefer it plain. You can always add what you want to the plain cheese, and we'd add honey before herbs.

Cottage Cheese
If you like cottage cheese with breakfast (we do), you'll like this. It's a step up from Strauss, but a small one. Cottage cheese by its nature doesn't lend itself to significant complexity-- if that's what you want, move to Fromage Blanc.

Crème Fraîche
If you take crème fraîche with your caviar this is the one you want. Clean, fresh, pleasant, and pure, it's a civilized way to eat cream. This and some great jam in a bowl is dessert enough.

Cowgirl cheeses are available at their Ferry Building store and better grocers throughout the Bay Area.


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