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Holiday Shipping Schedule:

  • For delivery before Christmas, orders must be placed to ship the week of December 17. The cut off time to place orders shipping the week of Dec 17 is Dec 19 at 8am Pacific Time.
  • For the week of Dec 24, we will only be shipping on Dec 26.
  • For the week of Dec 31, we will only ship on Jan 2.

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    Mt Tam
    Cowgirl Creamery • Petaluma, California
    As a respectful nod to the majestic beauty of Mt Tamalpais, located a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, Cowgirl Creamery named its signature cheese Mt Tam. Creamy and elegant, Mt Tam coats your tongue with a rich, buttery flavor that carries an earthy hint of white mushrooms. The triple-cream Mt Tam is made from unblended, organic, single-herd milk from Straus Family Dairy.

    Estero Gold Reserve
    Valley Ford Cheese Company • Valley Ford, California
    Family-owned and operated since the land was purchased in the early 1900s, Valley Ford Cheese Company’s farm began producing cheese in 2008 with the goal of paying homage to the family’s Swiss-Italian roots while showcasing their fantastic Jersey milk. Estero Gold Reserve is made from raw milk and aged for about 16 months, giving the cheese a hard texture and sweet flavors of fruit that are reminiscent of Parmigiano.

    Bellwether Farms • Petaluma, California
    Blackstone is a blend of sheep and cow milk. Its paste is scattered with black peppercorns, giving it a mild boost of spice and its rind is rubbed with ground pepper, rosemary and vegetable ash. The paste offers the characteristic tang of sheep’s milk, while the cow’s milk offers a caramel sweetness and a rich mouthfeel.

    Humboldt Fog Mini
    Cypress Grove • Aracata, CA
    Elegant and luscious, this three-week old cheese pays homage to classic French Morbier by running a thin line of grey vegetable ash through its creamy, white center. As Humboldt Fog ages, its subtle tanginess grows more pronounced and a runny edge of thick and delicious ooze begins to develop under the rind and drift to the center of the cheese.

    Prosciutto Americano
    La Quercia • Norwalk, Iowa
    La Quercia was started to create premium-quality American prosciutto. All of their products are made with humanely raised, antibiotic-free pork, sea salt and organic spices. No sugar, nitrates, or nitrites.

    Fruit Preserves
    WeLoveJam • Santa Clara, California
    Since 2002, the two men behind WeLoveJam have been producing their Blenheim apricot jam from one of the last remaining Blenheim orchards in California’s Santa Clara Valley. They now offer many other products —always made in small batches using the best ingredients they can find locally from small farmers or from the best international sources.

    Roasted Almonds
    GL Alfieri Farms • Ripon, California
    Gary Alfieri’s grandfather Gasper began farming their 150-acre property in 1926, and planted an almond orchard soon after. Passed down through the generations, Gary has been running the farm for over 24 years and produces a variety of fruit and nut confections.

    Tuscan Table Olives
    McEvoy Ranch • Petaluma, California
    Nan McEvoy fell in love with a sprawling 550 acres in Petaluma, California, where she choose to plant her 1000 olive tree seedlings from Tuscany. These table olives have a fresh taste and crisp texture.

    Artisan Crisps
    Rustic Bakery • Petaluma, CA
    Rustic Bakery provides these sweet and crunchy crisps made with simple, high-quality ingredients--a fabulous accompaniment to artisan cheese.

    Cowgirl Sea Salt and Olive Oil Crackers
    Rustic Bakery • Petaluma, CA
    These crispy organic flatbread crackers are baked locally especially for Cowgirl Creamery. They are the perfect edible platform for all cheese.

    Shipping Policy & Rates

Due to the perishable nature of cheese and our standards for the quality of our cheese, we ship via FedEx Overnight Monday - Wednesday. Please note the selected ship date is an estimated ship date. All orders will arrive within the selected week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

    Each cheese collection is boxed and shipped individually. Shipping charges are determined by the weight of the collection. We will ship this Starter Collection anywhere within the Continental United States for a flat rate of $30.  There is an individual charge for each collection that you order. 


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