Cowgirl Creamery to Close Final Retail Shop
Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the sad news that after 25 years, Cowgirl Creamery is closing its last remaining retail shop located at 80 4th Street, Point Reyes Station.
Their Barn Shop & Cantina, known for its delectable goat cheeses and grilled cheese sammies, will be closing after Labor Day, September 5th. Point Reyes Station was the home of Cowgirl for many years prior to moving its headquarters and primary cheesemaking facility to Petaluma.
Unfortunately, the location wasn’t the best fit in the long run because they were unable to build bathroom facilities nor scale the production of their Red Hawk cheese on-site. They previously had a location inside San Francisco’s Ferry Building, but that location closed last year due to the pandemic.
Point Reyes Station is where the Cowgirl Creamery dream began, the home to their first (and still operating) creamery, and where they spotlight and celebrate the region’s organic dairy producers.
The historic hay barn was lovingly renovated by its founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, and houses their original creamery (visitors can see how Red Hawk is made), lofted office space, and the shop and Cantina cafe. It’s a must-stop for food lovers traveling through to Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore.
In addition to their organic, award-winning cheese, the shop features a carefully curated selection of the best of artisan goods. At the cafe, the kitchen team uses those same, high quality ingredients as well as weekly visits to local farmers’ markets to create seasonal, cheese-centric dishes for visitors to enjoy.
Visit them before they close. They’re open Thursday – Monday, 11am – 4pm.