Mt. Tam’s Taste
This organic disc of triple-cream goodness is the best-selling cheese from Cowgirl Creamery out in California. With a texture and taste like butter and a bloomy rind with white mushroom notes, it’s a winner on every cheese plate. The key to impressing any cheese lover in your life.
Serving Mt. Tam
Great as an appetizer or dessert but beware, this glob of deliciousness is hard to stop eating. The cheese pairs well with a Champagne or a Sancerre.
How Mt. Tam is Made
Hands down, the most popular cheese in Cowgirl’s retinue it’s named for a Northern California landmark: the majestic Mt. Tamalpais. Made from Straus Family Dairy’s fresh organic milk, this elegant triple cream was their first foray into aged cheeses.
Their first store was a renovated hay barn in downtown Point Reyes. It had a small cheesemaking room at the entrance to the building. It gave them ideas. Using milk from neighboring Straus Family Creamery, they began experimenting with all sorts of cheeses. Ellen Straus visited one day, looked at Sue and Peggy and said, “We’re living in the Wild West out here.” Peggy said: “Then we must be cowgirls! And this must be the Cowgirl Creamery.”