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Cowgirl Creamery

Cowgirl Creamery

Cheese Shop
Financial District, San Francisco
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  • The experts at SFist and AFAR Media recommend this place
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  • Charles
    "Have the assorted cheeses."(5 Tips)
    Tosca F.
    "The sidekick has yummy snacks and the lentil salad is gluten free!"(3 Tips)
    Sarah H.
    "Wagon Wheel and Gruyere cheese"(3 Tips)
    Mark H.
    "Their Humboldt Fog is extraordinary and worth trying."(3 Tips)
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  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonAugust 28, 2017
    Great cheeses! Mt Tam is one of my favorites cheeses ever. Grab a to go platter for a picnic at Cupid's Bow!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RothJuly 23, 2017
    This used to be a charming cheese shop, but now the cheese is pre-cut and you don't get to taste. You may as well go to Whole Foods, which is cheaper.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronMay 10, 2017
    Cheese heaven!! All sorts of kinds of cheese. Little bites to try if your not sure. A great staff to answer any questions. They have crackers to pair it with. Fun platters. It's located in the mall
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerApril 2, 2017
    try the flavored milks!
  • Mighty T.
    Mighty TravelsOctober 1, 2016
    Good cheeses but the attitude has become a real issue here. They don't cut any cheeses anymore for instance.
  • Ally M.
    Ally MSeptember 21, 2016
    The carbonated milk isn't all that great - don't spend the money.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseSeptember 15, 2016
    GRILLED CHEESE IS A MUST 😋
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PAugust 1, 2016
    They serve raclette on weekends
  • Natalie
    NatalieJuly 14, 2016
    Super helpful and friendly staff. They sell ice packs for a dollar and I was easily able to keep the cheese cold on my trip home in my check in. Highly recommend if you love cheese!
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissJune 3, 2016
    There's a monthly beer-and-cheese pairing they do here that's pretty lovely if I do say so myself.
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 25, 2016
    A++ cheese, plus they do a monthly beer and cheese pairing that's immensely enjoyable.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AnglesonFebruary 12, 2016
    We had the salami and cheese sandwich which was extraordinary! I can't wait to go back and have a bowl of soup and grilled cheese.
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertFebruary 10, 2016
    Try the Mt. Tam cheese - so good!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SperdutoJanuary 31, 2016
    Can't go wrong with any cheese they sell. Always a great beer pairing.
  • Koji K.
    Koji KOMATSUNovember 8, 2015
    MT TAM is my favoirte cheese. Whenever I drink wine, I need MT TAM! I thought it was something like Brie for the first time, but it's much more creamy and sweeter. Delicious!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KirklenJuly 28, 2015
    Grilled cheese is pretty great. Zagot reviewed too.
  • Glarence Z.
    Glarence ZhaoMay 17, 2015
    Mac n cheese was very tasty, sampled the grilled cheese toasties and would recommend that as well
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 9, 2015
    Best grilled cheese in the world! Also try cheese plate!
  • Tatiana L.
    Tatiana LutzJanuary 13, 2015
    Best sandwiches ever!!! They also make home made cheese
  • Nick D.
    Nick D'AmbrosiJanuary 4, 2015
    Ask to try the Mt Tam or Humboldt Fog. If those seem to scary, go with an aged gouda -- always a crowd pleaser!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HeyertDecember 29, 2014
    Their Humboldt Fog is extraordinary and worth trying.
  • Justin C.
    Justin ClarkSeptember 19, 2014
    Try the chocolate milk - mmmmmm
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco is legend in these parts, with carefully crafted cheeses that pay homage to the delicious, rich, and varied flavors of the Bay Area. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    If it's warmer cheesiness you're looking for, try Cowgirl's Sidekick Cafe—also in the Ferry Building—where the crew melts their offerings into mac & cheese, grilled cheeses and naan flatbread melts. Read more
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OchoaAugust 2, 2014
    Ask for samples. Local cheeses rock.
  • D. H.
    D. HuJuly 15, 2014
    Grilled cheese!
  • Mimi H.
    Mimi HenryApril 7, 2014
    Try the Red Hawk!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember to take a number when you arrive. Good service, knowledgable & friendly staff. Always good customer service.
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    Humboldt Fog and Mt. Tam... mmmm
  • Nada C.
    Nada ChanDecember 3, 2013
    You can sample cheeses like you would ice cream, it's so awesome! And the staff is so knowledgeable, learnt so much about the different types of cheeses :)
  • Karin B.
    Karin BeilSeptember 11, 2013
    This shop is located in the 1 Ferry Building and there are numerous culinary treats there. Cowgirl has the best cheese I've ever tasted!
  • Ben C.
    Ben CruzAugust 11, 2013
    Look at it!
  • Charles
    CharlesAugust 8, 2013
    Have the assorted cheeses. Very good.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LoomisAugust 1, 2013
    Get the Rogue blue
  • Judy M.
    Judy MJuly 27, 2013
    Triple cream Mt Tam and Wagon Wheel! Yum!!!
  • Nathalie B.
    Nathalie BernalJune 24, 2013
    Cheeeeeeeeeessseee heaven<333
  • San Jose Mercury News
    If you like the cheese here, you can take a trip to see how it is made. Read more
  • Brian B.
    Brian B.April 23, 2013
    Mac and cheese tastes like burnt oven. :[
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'QuinnFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of pasteurized options for the pregnant woman... And so tasty!
  • June K.
    June KimFebruary 21, 2013
    Go a bit before closing - they were kindly generous with samples. :)
  • Christy S.
    Christy SabolJanuary 27, 2013
    Order the melted cheese on toast!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HernandezNovember 27, 2012
    The Wagon Wheel and Gruyere cheese is the perfect combination for a delicious grilled cheese! The flavor combination of the two cheeses go together perfectly.
  • Julie
    JulieOctober 16, 2012
    The best cheese shop EVER. Try a buffalo milk variety and make sure to get lots of samples!
  • Asher Y.
    Asher YanichSeptember 29, 2012
    Don't get an egg cream unless you enjoy disappointment
  • A B.
    A BallesterosAugust 26, 2012
    Get dry jacked.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CastleJuly 30, 2012
    The hard boiled egg and mozzarella is the best way to start the morning
  • Mark B.
    Mark BravuraJuly 4, 2012
    Awesome joint. Guys make GREAT recommendations.
  • Zack🍕🍕
    Zack🍕🍕June 7, 2012
    Amazing breakfast sandwich. Not sure it's worth putting up with the rest of the Ferry Building mess though.
  • Tu L.
    Tu LamFebruary 4, 2012
    Wagon wheel try it
  • Shorti S.
    Shorti SteffiDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta try the rachlette over the weekend. Gooey cheese over toasted buttered bread
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KOctober 20, 2011
    Pick up some cheese and then some bread at Acme next door.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Breakfast Sandwich - Gruyere, grilled mushrooms, eggs and pancetta. This is why you should make time for breakfast.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanSeptember 20, 2011
    triple cream mt tam with honey. bam.
  • Jeanine W.
    Jeanine WaltersJune 13, 2011
    Get a number, sample some cheese. Read more
  • nora w.
    nora walkerMay 5, 2011
    Ask them for the stinkiest cheese they have - and they will not disappoint. I recommend the Red Hawk - amazingly stinktastic and delish.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 10, 2011
    Eat your cheese before flying home or give yourself an extra 20 mins at security. Airport security scanners think cheese looks like plastic explosives.
  • Tosca F.
    Tosca FassoApril 6, 2011
    The sidekick has yummy snacks and the lentil salad is gluten free!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MerrifieldMarch 25, 2011
    The sidekick sandwich is really good!
  • Karen L.
    Karen LiuFebruary 4, 2011
    Buy the mt tam and then head next door for some yummy bread!
  • Ryan
    RyanJanuary 23, 2011
    Try the Cave Aged Gruyere, the Cabot Clothbound, and the Pleasant Ridge Reserve.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KelmonJanuary 13, 2011
    Best cottage cheese and creme fresh ever!
  • California Travel Tips - V.
    Try the Assorted Cheeses
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaDecember 2, 2010
    Try the Assorted Cheeses
  • Brett C.
    Brett CorrieriNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Assorted Cheeses
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 12, 2010
    Try the Assorted Cheeses
  • Indy S.
    Indy SenNovember 11, 2010
    grilled cheese of the day on toasted sourdough: magnifique!
  • Kaley D.
    Kaley DollMay 2, 2010
    Yes Please! A pound of Mahon and a pound of Dry Jack!
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BoydMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    $20 sampler
  • MattersOfGrey.com
    MattersOfGrey.comFebruary 14, 2010
    Devil's Gulch: smooth and peppery goodness!
  • helen l.
    helen liuJanuary 27, 2010
    vast selection of cheeses. try the triple cream mt tam. it's so good spread on some walnut bread!
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