Via Serious Eats – their picks for four lesser-known California cheese’s- what would you put on this list???? I’d add chevre from Harley Farms!
California is a cheese-lover’s state. A landscape packed with rolling hills and blessed with temperate weather means our livestock grows fat and strong on rich coastal grasses and a nearly year-long grazing period. The milk from our cattle, sheep, and goats is some of the highest quality in the country, which makes for a dizzying range of superlative cheeses.
While some cheesemakers are revered for being the crème de la crème of California Cheeses – think Cowgirl Creamery and Cyprus Grove – a few others are local favorites and should enjoyed regularly and with great fanfare. Below you’ll find four firm and semi-firm California cheeses that you should seek out right now, right this very second, and savor every last bite.