A Very Special Tasting September 18, 2020 Listen to the secrets and stories of three California cheesemakersand one legendary winemaker, taste three stellar Californiacheeses including a just-launched you-won’t-believe-how-good-it-iscreamy wonder all while sipping and pairing the unparalleledKendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay and Grand Reserve Pinot Noir. Hosted by cheese author and speaker Laura Werlin featuringWinemaster Randy Ullom from […]

Cowgirl Creamery Chimney Rock

August 24, 2020 | CheeseTrail

This seasonal cheese from Cowgirl Creamery is a delight. “Chimney Rock, starts with organic Holstein milk from John and Karen Taylor’s Bivalve Dairy in Point Reyes. The rich bloomy rind cheese is spritzed with wine then dusted with ground organic shiitake mushrooms, summer savory and black pepper. The result is a beautiful cheese that offers piquant, […]

Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao Remix

July 12, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Check out this new cheese from Cypress Grove. “Each limited edition, handcrafted wheel features smoky chipotles mixed into the paste and a distinctive ribbon of Dick Taylor dark chocolate through the center. You’ll also enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog Chipotle Cacao […]

Culture Magazine Feature

June 28, 2020 | CheeseTrail

The Cheese Trail is featured in the latest issue of Culture Magazine. Linni Kral interviews Vivien Straus, the founder of The California Cheese Trail, on what inspired her to start the cheese trail and what exciting cheesemakers you will discover on your adventure. You can read the interview in the latest printed copy of Culture […]

Meet Quinta!

June 26, 2020 | CheeseTrail

It’s a new cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese! Quinta, a farmstead cheese, is a soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese, inspired by the very famous, seasonally-made Vacherin Mont d’Or from Switzerland, near the border of France close to the mountain d’Or. Made on the farm from the dairy’s own pasteurized cows’ milk, the wheel is wrapped […]

Support Local!

June 20, 2020 | CheeseTrail

In these trying times, small cheese makers, farmers and producers need your support more than ever. We highly recommend supporting your local community where ever you are in the world. Here is our guide to supporting the local cheese community in California! Curbside Pickups & Deliveries Achadinha Cheese Co – Pickup and deliveries Cowgirl Creamery […]

Stepladder, Oakdale & Springhill Farmstead

May 24, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Here’s what Stepladder Creamery, Oakdale Cheese and Springhill Farmstead are offering! We love California cheese! Springhill Farmstead Cheese is offering their Peppercorn Goat Cheese online on their shop!  They also have converted to using 100% biodegradable packaging with reusable ice packs. Visit their online store today and order some cheese! Stepladder Creamery has new cheese club subscriptions for you to join! You can […]

Let’s continue to support all cheesemakers and eat more cheese! Meet Cowgirl Creamery’s Dairy Partners Collection! All of their organic milk comes from pasture-based, family farms in Sonoma & Marin. This collection celebrates their incredible dairy partners, Bivalve Dairy and Straus Family Creamery, with rich, European-style butter, a unique hard cheese inspired by the Azores, and their beloved […]

In case you missed our newsletter, check out what these cheesemakers are offering! Let’s continue to support all cheesemakers! Daily Driver SF innovates weekly new meal kits for pickup and delivery. This week they are featuring their Daily Driver Burger Meal Kit with their Tomales neighbors Stemple Creek grass fed all beef patties and their […]

March Events!

March 4, 2020 | CheeseTrail

Here are a couple of events this March you won’t want to miss! Hands on Cheesemaking Class Creme de Ricotta & Spring Leek Lemon Tapenade at Epicurean Connection (March 8, 2020) Class included hands on Cheesemaking Class of Creme de Ricotta & Spring Leek Lemon Tapenade Tortas. Each guest will take home a cheese cloth, […]