Grilled Cheese Tour
In Front of the Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
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Grilled Cheese Tour
Grilled Cheese Tour
Thursday, April 23, 2009
1 to 8 p.m.


America's favorite comfort food goes sustainable! Join CUESA for a behind-the-scenes tour of two beloved Ferry Plaza Farmers Market vendors: Cowgirl Creamery and Della Fattoria bakery.

Cowgirl Creamery was founded in 1997 by Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, two innovative women committed to making organic artisan cheeses the old-fashioned way and supporting sustainable land stewardship. Cowgirl is famous for its fresh and soft-aged cows' milk cheeses made from local Straus Family Creamery milk. Well get a guided tour of Cowgirl's Petaluma creamery where several of their unique and delicious cheeses are made, learn what it takes to make them, and get a taste of the finished product.

Then we'll head to Della Fattoria, the Petaluma bakery that since 1995 has been baking hand-shaped loaves of bread in brick ovens heated by wood fires. Ed and Kathleen Weber named the bakery Della Fattoria, meaning "from the farm," because the bread is baked at their 14-acre homestead and made with organic and ecologically produced ingredients, including some grown by Ed and Kathleen themselves (such as lemons and rosemary). We'll watch bread being made, learn about the brick ovens and see them in action, and eat fresh oven-baked cheese sandwiches!

The tour is $25, includes a grilled cheese-centered dinner, and departs and returns to the Ferry Building in a comfortable bus. Tickets are nonrefundable.

There is no official minimum age, but the tour is geared toward adults and not recommended for children under 12.

Meet at the Ferry Building (in the front, south side of the clocktower). Be there between 12:30 and 12:45; we leave at 1 pm. Please be prompt! We cannot wait for stragglers.

What to bring: water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, snacks if you think you'll want them. You might also want to bring some cash (small bills if you have them); if time allows we'll be able to buy cheese.

We will do our best to return by 8 pm, but traffic conditions can be unpredictable and we can't guarantee punctual arrival.

We sincerely thank our farm tour sponsor, First National Bank of Northern California, for underwriting tour costs and Coach 21 for providing a discount on the bus charter fee.



In Front of the Ferry Building
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No