Cathy Erway is talking artisan and farmstead cheese with Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery! Recently, Sue and co-author Peggy Smith wrote Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, a book that highlights the types of cheeses that Cowgirl Creamery makes in Marin County! Tune into this episode to hear Cathy and Sue recount the history of the artisan cheesemaking movement in the United States. Why are European artisan cheeses often less expensive than their American counterparts? Hear how Sue and Peggy use milk from different breeds of cows for different cheesemaking applications. Find out what recipes are included in the book, and why Sue doesn’t intend for the book to be a cheesemaking manual. What is Sue’s favorite cheese from Cowgirl Creamery? Tune into this episode to find out! This program has been sponsored by Many Kitchens. Music by The California Honeydrops.

“I know that it’s part our the ethic to pay people well. The goal is to turn this into a profession; it’s not just another low-wage, unskilled job.” [14:20]

Sue Conley on Eat Your Words