Housed in a restored barn in Point Reyes Station, the Cowgirl Creamery has been making handcrafted, farmstead cheese in small batches since 1997. Nationally recognized for its artisan quality, the Creamery offers cheese-making demonstration and tasting at its ecologically conscious facilities on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Foodies and dairy junkies won't want to miss the chance to go behind the scenes, where the Creamery makes about 3,000 pounds of cheese per week. Peek through a viewing window and watch how they make the goods, and learn about the cheese-making process in a 60-minute presentation. The class ends with a tasting of Cowgirl Creamery cheeses.
Afterwards, peruse the cheese counter to which features more than 200 of America's and Europe's most prized producers, or check out the selection of local produce and other goodies.
Reservations for the class are strongly recommended; call (415) 663-9335 or book your tour online.
Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Station
Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.