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31 Cheeses in 31 Days: Day Eight: Pierce Point

2012 American Cheese Month 31 Cheeses in 31 Days: Day Eight: Pierce Point

Cheese: Pierce Point

Who: Cowgirl Creamery

Website:  http://www.cowgirlcreamery.com

Where: Pt. Reyes Station, California

Milk Type: cow, pasteurized

Texture: soft

Rind: bloomy & herb coated

Shape: 10oz round

Flavor: very mildly nutty and herbaceous

Yeah- I should have removed the rind. But , hey, it’s pretty!

Cowgirl’s Pierce Point is pretty on the plate but perhaps just a tad too much work for the yield of a small cheese on the expensive side. Uncut, it is very appealing to the eye, but cut away the herbs (and you will want to), you’re left with a small dollop of cheese at a fairly dear price.  On those herbs: chamomile, calendula, Thai basil and wildflowers, they impart beauty and a heady aroma but are dry and bitter to taste. The aroma hangs on in the cheese making the flavor a

bit exotic. Pierce Point is a harbinger of Autumn and Winter. A seasonal cheese, it’s just now coming round to finer cheese counters, though I’d personally opt for a perfectly ripe Mt. Tam if I could have but one from Cowgirl.

And Mt. Tam makes an appearance later this month.

I hope you are all enjoying this month’s American Cheese features. Please let me know with your comments and likes. Much appreciated!

– Chris

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