You Mon Tsang November 20th, 2009
I’ve been wanting to write about my tour of the Cowgirl Creamery for a while now, but now I can refer you to William Wong‘s account of his tour over at sfgate.com. This was a pleasant surprise since Bill is both a great writer and friend. Some quotes and link to full story below:
Cowgirl’s “tour” is actually a misnomer. It’s more like a seminar or tutorial about cheese-making followed by a tasting.
… Our “tour” lasted about 90 minutes — an informative talk by Michael Zilber, retail manager of Cowgirl, and a tasting of Cowgirl’s repertoire of cheeses: four fresh and four aged varieties. Man, were they delicious! Yes, we bought one variety to take home.
… if you have a Friday available, go to Pt. Reyes Station to take Cowgirl’s “tour” inside a restored barn, where you will learn about cheese-making, see it being made, try a hand yourself at part of the process, and taste some scrumptious cheeses, to boot.
Read Bill’s entire account of his trip…
You Mon Tsang November 3rd, 2009
Good news: the threats of complete state park closures due to the extreme state budget shortfalls did not come to fruition. Bad news: there are service cuts this year. Here is the summary of the service reductions of the two California State Parks in the Point Reyes area:
- Tomales State Park: Main park entrance, Shell Beach lot, and Millerton Point lot will only be open weekends and some holidays through June 30, 2010.
- Samuel P Taylor: Madrone Group Camp and Irving Group Picnic Day Use areas will be closed November 1, 2009 through March 25, 2010. They will open and go back on the reservation system (through Reserve America) starting March 26, 2010.
Head to the CA State Park web site for the latest.
UPDATE (Jan 7, 2010) from reader Bruce Thomas:
Even though day use areas at Samuel P Taylor are unfortunately closed, the hiking trails are still open and still GREAT!!