DEAR NEW FARM:
I am the executive chef at the Continental Airlines arena
and would like information
on how to purchase the local artisan cheeses featured in a
story on your web site for use in our luxury suites and private
Thanks for your inquiry to New Farm about artisan cheeses.
I'm the writer who penned the pieces on California goat cheese,
and I have several suggestions for you about sourcing these
superior cheeses. I would suggest two cheese shops and two
located in Point Reyes, California, and at San Francisco's
plaza Farmers Market, has the West Coast’s best selection
of unique and hand-crafted
cheeses. They also run their own, superlative cheesery, Cowgirl
which has been lauded from here to the moon. Contact Sue Conley
(415) 663-9335 or Jeff Troiano at firstname.lastname@example.org;
is closer to you, located in Manhattan. I haven't been there,
but I've heard excellent things about them (and their cheese
list, which includes Cowgirl's cheeses, backs up the compliments).
is the goat cheese maker and farm I wrote about in
the New Farm article. They make exceptional cheese and, unlike
a lot of independent artisans, have a sophisticated distribution
system that would allow them to work with a company whose
needs are as large as yours. Contact Jennifer Bice: (707)
You can also try New Farm’s Farm Locator www.newfarm.org/farmlocator/index.php
for other artisanal cheesemakers in your area.
And finally, Joseph, thanks for taking the time to inquire
about these special cheeses and cheesemakers. It's great to
see the world supporting the values of sustainable agriculture
and food-making. I do hope you're able to offer some of these
cheeses through Continental—you'll make your customers
us with comments, suggestions and questions.