Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

By Sue Conley; Peggy Smith; Hirsheimer & Hamilton (Photographer)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9781452111636, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 2013

Collecting the vast accumulated wisdom of two of the world's great cheesemakers, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is one of those rare books that immediately asserts itself as an indispensible addition to the food lover's library. That's because Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is many things. It's an engrossing read that shares the story of the Cowgirls, but also of the rise of the organic food movement and creating an artisanal creamery. It's a primer on tasting, buying, storing, pairing, and appreciating all kinds of cheese that makes this a gorgeous gift for the cheese lover. And it's a sumptuous collection of recipes, with 75 appetizers, soups, salads, snacks, entrees, and desserts that showcase cow-, goat-, and sheep-milk cheese. Throughout, the glorious photographs of Hirsheimer & Hamilton portray myriad cheeses, finished dishes, and the landscapes and people who created them.

Praise For Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

"Peggy and Sue are such wonderful teachers with a unique and very special style. I absolutely love seeing their vision and brilliance come to life in this gorgeous and inspiring book. It makes me want to eat more cheese, head to Point Reyes, and soak up their Cowgirl genius!" -- Suzanne Goin, chef/owner of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern.