The Grocery List Ferry Building Special Edition- Part 3: Cowgirl Creamery

In San Francisco, the Ferry Building has become THE place for fancy food shopping in a matter of months. Premium local artisanal brands (like ACME and Scharffen Berger Chocolate) are side to side with one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, creating an interesting “food vibe.” You can hunt for your perfect Italian dinner there- and here’s a set of articles to prove it!

The Cowgirls Creamery

No trip at the Ferry Building is complete for me without a stop at the Cowgirl Creamery. Their production of crème fraiche and ricotta keeps me coming, and they also display an impressive amount of Italian cheeses!! fontina Valdaostana, pecorino wrapped in walnut leaves, Montegrappa, sometimes Castelmagno, and even ricotta salata!! What a show! Too bad I haven’t seen Formaggio di Fossa yet, but I am sure one of these days I will find it here!

As if all these beauties were not enough, Cowgirl also sells a California-made burrata, and my favorite ever: crescenza, a soft-ripened cheese they get from Bellwether Farms in Petaluma. Delight!! It is the only crescenza on sale in the Bay Area, and you can also find it at Draeger’s and Whole Foods.

Cowgirls Creamery
Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 362-9354

4 Responses to “The Grocery List Ferry Building Special Edition- Part 3: Cowgirl Creamery”

  1. [...] available- olive oil, flour, and the soft cheese referred to as formaggio di Recco, very similar to crescenza or stracchino. The ancient Recchesi would cook the cheese inside the focaccia dough on a slate stone, and [...]

  2. [...] Cowgirl Creamery [...]

  3. [...] in the store-bought products available here. When I am desperate I head to the Cheeseboard or the Cowgirl Creamery to get the real flavor, or I follow Rosetta’s instructions. Rosetta Costantino leads a wildly [...]

  4. Hello,
    I live in Columbus, OH. I am looking for these cheeses; crescenza, stracchino. Any help you may provide would be great.

    Thank You,

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