No cheese week would be complete without a trip to Cowgirl Creamery. Located in a charming old barn in the quaint California coastal town of Pt. Reyes Station, Cowgirl Creamery boasts a collection of my alltime favorite cheeses. Needless to say, Erica and I jumped at the chance to go take a peek (and a taste) behind the scenes. While most of the cheese production has been relocated just up the highway to their Petaluma creamery, the barn at Pt. Reyes station is still the home of their famous Red Hawk – a heavenly triple cream that simply couldn’t be made anywhere else. The wild bacteria that give the Red Hawk its unique character are native to Pt. Reyes! Cheese makers need only open the windows. How cool is that?! Of course we made sure to pickup some Red Hawk, and a variety of other cheeses (Fromage Blanc, Wagon Wheel, and the seasonal Chimney Rock) and had ourselves a picnic. I highly recommend you do the same.

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

Cowgirl Creamery by HonestlyYUM

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