Dairy and Eggs

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Eat Cheese, Drink Beer, and Meet Celebrity Cheesemakers

    For a gouda time, The Cheese School of San Francisco is hosting its annual Meet-the-Cheesemaker event next Thursday. Proceeds of the event will go to the California Artisan Cheese Guild, an organization dedicated to artisanal, specialty and farmstead cheeses made in the state.

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    March 20, 2013

    Two Festivals This Weekend Celebrate World's Best Foods: Cheese and Chocolate

    In a scenario where we were asked at gunpoint to choose whether we'd give up cheese or chocolate for the rest of our life (you know, threatened by hardened criminals who are discerning about such matters), we'd be hard-pressed to come up with a decision. Thankfully we can celebrate both this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    La Fromagerie Drops in Dogpatch

    Stroll, shop, repeat: with La Fromagerie moving into the same 'hood as Mr. and Miscellaneous, Poco Dolce and Little Nib, this increasingly morphing Third Street area is becoming an easy stop for gourmet goods. It's easy to get cheesy at La Fromagerie, which is housed in a light, sweet spot. The peti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Burrata and Hand-Pulled Mozzarella Are Not Cheesy Trends

    Cracking into the year's umpteenth portion of burrata (fresh cheese made of mozzarella and cream), this time over frybread at State Bird Provisions the other night, and a trendy thought occurred. Like sliders or tacos, burrata has officially achieved near-ubiquity on San Francisco menus. But unlike ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012
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    November 1, 2012

    Four Barrel Nixes Soy. Forever.

    BREAKING: It's the last call for soy at Four Barrel. In the next two weeks, café/roastery will be striking soy milk in favor of almond milk as their non-dairy option. We anticipated the change might have been a reaction to customer demand, but after talking with Jeremy Tooker, owner of Four Barrel, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Really, Really Good Sandwiches in the Richmond

    Angelina's Café, nestled on California and 22nd Avenue, is one of the Richmond District's hidden gems. Bustling with a lively and spirited neighborhood vibe, Angelina's is the perfect place to venture when you have a hankering for a mouthwatering sandwich, side dish, and soda pop. See also: - Porc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Enjoy Comparative Beer and Cheese Tasting at 'From Ales to Fromage' Event

    At some point in your life, you may have cracked open whatever beer was in the fridge, unwrapped a Kraft single, and went to town. Don't worry; we aren't the types to judge. But allow us to recommend an event that goes far beyond macro lager and chemically enhanced "cheese products" -- 'From Ales T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Markegard Family Grass-Fed Offers Workshops for the Aspiring Urban Farmer

    If you have an itch to drive out of the city learn more about the country life, then Markegard family of Half Moon Bay have a workshop series that might be for you. The Markegards run a large grass-fed farm and ranch in Half Moon bay and raise beef, lamb, eggs and pastured pork, all available via CS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Turns Out a Giant Meatball Topped With Burrata Is 100 Percent Delicious

    What's better than a giant meatball? A giant meatball topped with burrata, of course. For the uninitiated, burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made with mozzarella and cream. Once you punch through an outer membrane of mozzarella, this sweet, creamy, cheesy deliciousness oozes out. "Life-changing" is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Central Coast Creamery: Taste-Testing Paso Robles' (and SFO's) Surprise Cheeses

    Most airports continue to ignore the obvious truth that the feet that flow through their halls are connected to hungry people with both cash and palates -- and little interest in airports' plebeian gruel and fast-food fare. Fortunately, SFO has taken the bold step with the new Terminal 2 of actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    "Fat Bottom Girl" Cheese Makes the Dairy World Go Round

    One great thing about Northern California: Whatever your foodie pleasure, there's always more of it out there than at first seems possible. We've lately discovered yet another great cheese out there in the hills: Fat Bottom Girl, spring cheese from Bleating Heart in Sonoma. Like so many pursuing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Tune In: Citizen's Band Brings Chic Brunch to All-American Diner

    It's possible to live blocks away from Citizen's Band and never know it exists, an anomaly in a dining-obsessed city. The unassuming storefront is easy to overlook on its corner of 8th and Folsom, smushed up against the much flashier Pinkie's Bakery, with which Citizen's Band shares its indoor space ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Jasmine Smith Introduces Strong Cheese To San Francisco

    A child of northern Wisconsin, Jasmine Smith grew up on a steady diet of processed cheese and Milwaukee's Best. "We used to get this cheese spread every year for Christmas that as a kid I liked but I now realize it was terrible!" Smith told us.  With her new venture Strong Cheese Provision ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Mixed Milk Cheeses: The Tasty Joys of Combining Goat and Cow

    Often, cheese makers blend milk from different animals to create flavors a single milk can't provide. La Tur, a three milk cheese (sheep, cow and goat) from Caseficio dell'Alta Langa in Italy, is an exceptional example.  But sheep- and goat-milk cheese producers blend milk for a functional re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Local, Store-Bought Burrata Stands up to its Italian Inspiration

    One time in Italy we were told, with a hint of condescension, that we couldn't possibly have had "real" buffalo mozzarella in the States, as it hails from only one Italian town and was only eaten on the day it was made. Unless you feel a need to throw out your bread after its baking day, I would ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Forget Skiing, It's Cheese This Weekend

    ​This weekend, it's Disneyland for cheese, expect instead of rides there are tours of cheese making facilities; instead of performances and plush, strolling characters there are cheese seminars, authors, and producers; and instead of crappy food at the end of long lines it's all cheese.  &nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Chucky Dugo's Recipe for Hazelnut-Ricotta Cake with Huckleberries

    As part of SFoodie's interview with Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for the Charles Phan restaurant group (read part one here and part two here), we asked Dugo for one of his current favorite recipes. Dugo recently put this dessert on the menu at Wo Hing General Store, answering customers' requests for a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    San Francisco's Top 10 Brunches

    ​Brunch is a way of life in San Francisco. Out-of-towners marvel that we'll wait an hour-and-a-half for a stack of pancakes, and the morning cocktail scene is lively -- even if the drinks are made with soju instead of vodka. On Saturday night we may share bottles of Zinfandel and exotic prepar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Goat vs. Sheep vs. Cow: It's a Cheesemaker's Yogurt Face-Off

    ​ Vs. ​ One is an anomaly, two is a signal, and three is a trend. We found three Norcal cheese makers taking a new path in milk-life-extension: yogurt. We tasted through cow, goat, and sheep yogurt offerings to help you decide what to consider for breakfast. First up: Lactose-free cow-milk y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Happy Goat's Scotch Caramel Sauce

    Happy Goat's Scotch Caramel Sauce is a revelation. The caramel first woos you with a sweet hit of fragrant Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean. Next comes the seduction of 12-year-aged single malt Scotch whiskey from Aberlour. The finish is a subtle twinge of earthiness. No sign of cloying over-swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Simple Comfort Food Satisfies at Chow Brunch

    ​A lazy, aimless Sunday morning is the perfect time to find yourself at Chow, the cozy restaurant situated at Church and Market yet seemingly tucked away in its own quiet world. Known for its easy, unpretentious favorites any time of day, during weekend brunch hours (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Chow is argu ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012
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    December 30, 2011

    The Artisan Cheese Ball: Now at Rainbow Grocery

    ​Every fall, SFoodie's mother used to stock up on pecan-and-parsley-covered cheese balls from a local fundraising drive, which would then emerge from the freezer to appear at card parties and Easter buffets over the course of the year. SFoodie loved them.When we were speaking to Gordon Edgar, Rain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Gordon Edgar's 2011 Finds: New Cheeses to Discover

    ​SFoodie is calling up food types around the city to ask them about their favorite discovery of the past year, whether it's new or ancient, an ingredient or a person. We'll be running their responses through the end of the year. By this point in his career, Gordon Edgar, head cheese-buyer at R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Cowgirl Creamery: The Fresh Cheeses

    ​Cowgirl Creamery is best known for its aged, European style, cheeses like Mt Tam and Red Hawk. But the ladies parcel our a fair selection of fresh cheeses as well, all of which can lift your morning, or your entertaining, to another level.Yesterday, we looked at Cowgirl's aged cheeses. Here' ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2011
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    November 1, 2011

    Meet and Eat With Your Favorite Cheesemakers

    ​What: Meet the Cheesemaker, a California Artisan Cheese Guild Fundraiser Where:The Cheese School of San Francisco When: Fri., November 11, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $35 The rundown: Every year, the Cheese School in North Beach hosts a bunch of California's cheesemakers to raise funds for the Califor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Barinaga Ranch: Excellent Basque Cheese From Marin

    ​Just as the Bay Area has a shorts-to-sweater array of micro climates, it has a stunning selection of micro-cultures of cheesmaking. You can find examples of cheese styles from countries around the world and milks across the animal spectrum throughout the Bay. Barinaga Ranch in West Marin add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Cheese Affinage? New York Times: Pro. Rainbow's Head Cheesemonger: Meh.

    ​Yesterday, the New York Times published a feature on affinage, the practice of properly aging cheeses until they hit that perfect moment for eating. The article profiled several East Coast cheesemongers who practice affinage, most notably Murray's Cheese Shop in Manhattan, which has a master ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2011
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    September 1, 2011

    Santa Cruz Collective to Stage a "Milk-In" for Raw Milk Rights

    Santa Cruz area raw-milk proponents are tired of the government getting up in their dairy. In response to "cease and desist" letters from the Santa Clara County DA's office sent to small, herd-share businesses that contract out milk from a goat or cow, the Santa Cruz Food Rights Coalition formed an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Hey FDA: Pick On Big Food Producers, Not Little Ones

    Genaro Molina/Los Angeles TimesDanielle Fetzer and Steven Pociunas, volunteers at Rawesome Foods in Venice, after the store was raided​After a year-long investigation, agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration joined state and local authorities yesterday to bust owners of a small Venic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Quince's Rum and Cheese Pairing Is Good for the Rum

    Ben Narasin​Quince restaurant continues its series of cheese and spirit pairings this week with rum and artisan cheese ($36, available only in the bar and lounge). While Quince's first effort, Scotch and cheese, is a somewhat established coupling, rum and cheese is far more esoteric. That make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Duck Eggs: Add Richness To Breakfast

    Ben NarasinDuck Eggs (R) vs. Chicken Egg (L)​Like any amateur chef, I'm always looking for new, unknown, reclaimed, or forgotten food or ingredients. Duck eggs fit many of these descriptors. Prized by bakers for their superior protein content and richness, duck eggs are almost never seen in ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Next Week: Tillamook's Grilled Cheese Tour Takes Over San Francisco

    Mac 'n' cheese grilled cheese, if you please.Carina Ost​Tillamook cheese kicked off its S.F. Loaf Love Tour with a stop at, duh, the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. The American's Commander-in-Cheese, Heidi, got the party started with a reveal of its new sandwich, the mac 'n' cheese grilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Food World 30 Years Ago, Old Apples, and New Cheese

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.​1. A little history for you. Yesterday, I was looking up Jack Shelton, the "famous restaurant critic" listed on the Bill's Place burger menu, to find out more a ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    More Local Cheese Recommendations

    Jonathan KauffmanValley Ford's Estero Gold.​ This week, as I was tasting local cheeses for today's SFoodie's 92 segment, I called a number of pros to ask them about cheeses they thought I should know about. Three ― Jens at Say Cheese, Ellen at 24th Street Cheese Company, and the amazing Laura We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Clean Cheese, Ginger Ale, and the Mighty Subway

    Madame Fromage/FlickrSally Jackson's amazing cheese, now lost to the world after an FDA crackdown.​A new daily column: Notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other miscellanea dredged up from the food media.1. Cheese makers under attack? San Francisco diners haven't felt the i ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011
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    December 15, 2010

    The Best New Cheeses of 2010

    Gordon EdgarKunik from Nettle Meadow: Goat, meet cow.​Guest cheese blogger Gordon Edgar is the buyer for Rainbow Grocery and the author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, published by Chelsea Green. He blogs at It shows the strength and popularity of the growing world of Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Taste Local Cheese for the Holidays (and a Good Cause)

    ​For obvious, if college-humor, reasons, our favorite of the twelve days of Christmas has always been the eight maids a-milking. Egg nog and Santa's glass of milk always have a place in the holiday celebrations, but why can't we include dairy in its more awesome and solid forms? The

  • Dining

    February 6, 2008
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    June 27, 2007

    Our Cornucopia Runneth Over

    There is plenty new at two of San Francisco's best takeout places

  • Dining

    May 30, 2007

    The Brunch Club

    A little luxury in the a.m., worshiping oysters, smoked salmon, and eggs, eggs, eggs!

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    April 13, 2005

    Slices of Heaven

    Enjoying pizza in several locations, including between covers

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    January 24, 2001

    Side Dish


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    May 24, 2000
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