February Cheese of the Month: Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Triple Crème
Each month, we introduce you to a delicious, unique cheese that you may not have discovered otherwise. We partnered with a local specialty cheese supplier to help curate farmers-market-quality cheese from independent producers from around the world. Whether you’re a cheese novice or connoisseur, this is a fun way to try a variety of cheese. No subscription needed! Simply add it to your delivery order like you would any other product.
In 1997, two friends opened Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, a picturesque postage-stamp-of-a-town on the coast about an hour north of San Francisco. They got the idea after renovating an old barn that had a cheesemaking room. After putting in a small plant for making crafted cheese and using organic milk from their neighbors, Straus Family Creamery, the two began making fresh cheeses. Two decades and two thousand tons of cheese later, Cowgirl Creamery continues to make a small collection of cheese.
Organic Mt. Tam Triple Crème
Named for a Northern California landmark, Mt. Tam is Cowgirl Creamery’s most popular cheese. (It also came second in the American Cheese Society Competition in the soft-ripened cheese category!) Creamy and elegant, Mt. Tam coats your tongue with a rich, buttery flavor that carries an earthy hint of white mushrooms. The triple-cream cheese is encased in a snowy-white bloomy rind that's made from unblended, organic, single-herd milk from a neighboring dairy. Drizzle with honey and eat with crackers for a simple, sweet snack, spread on toast with a poached egg on top, or nestle inside a grilled cheese BLT (see our recipe below!). Add a wheel to your next delivery!
Bacon, brie, lettuce, and tomato with horseradish sauce
What you need
- 2 slices Seattle Sourdough Old-Town Sourdough
- 1 tbsp. Smith Brothers Farms Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. horseradish, prepared (we LOVE Beaver's Extra Hot)
- 2 1/4-inch-thick slices Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Organic Triple Crème
- 2 slices Daily’s Honey Cured Bacon, cooked to crispy
- 2 slices beefsteak tomato (or another large tomato)
- 1 leaf green leaf lettuce
Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat.
Spread softened butter on one side of each slice of bread. On one slice, spread half of the horseradish on the non-buttered side, and place butter side down in the pan. Add two slices of Mt. Tam to bread, and cover with lid for one minute.
Remove cover, and add bacon. Spread the other half of horseradish on another slice of bread, and place on sandwich. Flip sandwich when the first side is browned, and cook until both sides are evenly browned.
Remove sandwich from heat. Take off one side of the bread and add the lettuce and tomato. Replace bread, slice in half, and enjoy!