The Ferry Building in San Francisco is a must for any food lover, and Cowgirl Creamery is one of my favorite stops. This producer of artisanal cheeses is a place to pick up cheese for a snack or picnic and to ask questions about California cheese. Let the person know what type of cheese you like or are looking for, and you will be treated to samples until you find just the right one. My favorites on my last visit came from Vella Cheese from Sonoma.
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The Best Artisanal Cheese in San Francisco
Cheese is that life of the party that you simply need to get right: it's the laugh, the spotlight, and the trendsetter.
Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco is legend in these parts, with carefully crafted cheeses that pay homage to the delicious, rich, and varied flavors of the Bay Area.
My favorites include the popular Mount Tam, named after Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County's highest peak. It's creamy, rich, and pairs beautifully with sea salt crackers.
Visit the creamery in Pt. Reyes or, if you're in the city, stop by the Ferry Building for a tasting. Pick up some bread for your cheese at the nearby Acme, another local culinary icon.