Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Farm Tour

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Every Friday, May through October — The Fork (new super-duper favorite place!) hosts a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. We enjoyed learning about the history of the farm (how it went from a milk dairy to a cheese business), agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of their closed-herd of Holsteins, what “Farmstead” means and how truly artisan cheese is made.  The most enjoyable part – aside from petting cows and adorable new born (very skittish) calves – was learning how truly sustainable the whole operation is.  My favorite quote of the day came from a kid in our party – “They make power from poop!”. 🙂

The tour started with ice cream sandwiches……how can one say “no” to that especially such amazing ice cream sandwiches: Point Reyes Original Blue Ice Cream with Ginger Spice Cookie and Lemon Ice Cream with Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. YUMMMM!

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We walked around the farm, following our lovely guide – checked out the cows, the cheese making operation, watched the milking process, checked out the cows’ feed (some of us played in it) and learned a good deal about how the farm keeps itself as sustainable as possible.  Amazing “food adventure” stuff that we love and gorgeous weather to boot.  Of course, the tour ended with a tasting of some our favorite cheeses…including some that are only available at the farm!  Cannot wait to go back and check out the other events that they host at The Fork.

We highly recommend this as a summer food adventure with the kiddos.

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