SAN FRANCISCO | Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop is a full-service, European-style cheese shop featuring Cowgirl Creamery cheeses alongside the finest artisan and farmstead selections from America and Europe.
For the uninitiated, Cowgirl Creamery is the creation of friends Sue Conley and Peggy Smith who took a hippie trip to San Francisco in 1976 and established careers in some of San Francisco’s most famous kitchens. By the early 1990s they were ready for a new challenge and moved up to Point Reyes Station, about an hour north of San Francisco. They launched a company, Tomales Bay Foods, to help connect local farmers and producers to the Bay Area’s chefs. Their first location featured a small cheese making room, and they decided to use milk from neighboring Straus Family Creamery to make their own cheeses.
Two decades and several awards later, the Cowgirl Creamery name is synonymous with fantastic artisan cheese, and the Ferry Building Cheese Shop is one of the best places to find the full range of cheeses. You can sample some of the cheeses in store and talk to the knowledgeable staff about all things cheese. If all of that talk of cheese makes you hungry, head next door to the Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick Cafe, where you can buy a selection of cheese and milk based treats to enjoy right there.
Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop
One Ferry Building, #17
Telephone: 415 362 9354
Mon – Sat: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Sun: 8:00am to 5:00pm