The Cheese Sisters
A story worth reading
The week before last I featured a locally made cheese called Serena, made by Three Girls Farmstead. I discovered this cheese over six months ago and it made a memorable impression so I wanted to rediscover it for Eat Local month. "I am trying to find this local cheese, a little bit gruyerish, and it begins with an S", I said to the girl helping me at Cowgirl Creamery. "You must mean Serena", she replied, giving me a sample. Yes I did. The 'Cow Girl' went on to explain to me the charming sounding story of a young sister making cheese from the milk produced at her parents' farm. I was intrigued, I wanted to know more, but their website was coy on details about the girl behind the Cheese. I was delighted, therefore, when yesterday The Chronicle ran an article about Marisa Hilarides Simoes, the young cheesemaker who recently picked up a coveted first prize in the American Originals category from the American Cheese Society for her latest cheese, Bella Sorella recently renamed Serenita.
Read the whole article on SFGate here.
PS. After over four and a half years of working in Marin, today is my last day. I am a little sad to be leaving the sunshine for the fog of The Presidio, but I am really excited about working in the City, starting next week. No prizes for guessing where I'll be eating my last ever Marin lunch later today.