DEAR NEW FARM:
I am the executive chef at the Continental Airlines arena and would
on how to purchase the local artisan cheeses featured in a story
on your web site for use in our luxury suites and private club.
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 producers:
Artisan Cheese, located
in Point Reyes, California, and at San Francisco's Ferry
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 email@example.com;
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).
Redwood Hill www.redwoodhill.com
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) 823-8250, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 proud!
us with comments, suggestions and questions.