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Artizen 1-5

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In the year 1997, between the walls of an old renovated barn in Marin County, CA, a creamery was conceived. Mothers, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, were proud parents of this newborn operation in their hometown of Point Reyes Station, California. These ladies were full of ���foodie��� genes way before getting together to create Cowgirl Creamery, what would grow to become an award winning artisan cheesemaking operation sourcing organic milk from local family farms all around Marin. Both Peggy and Sue had roots as chefs in the Farm to Table restaurant movement of the 70���s/80���s, centered around Berkeley, CA. Years of hard work and dedicated training in and around numerous San Francisco area hotel and restaurant kitchens had prepared them solidly as chefs before ���cheesemaker��� was even a twinkle in their eyes. Sue Conley had her last chef���s adventure as part owner of Bette���s Oceanview Diner near the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Known for attracting students, poets, musicians, professors, tourists, and everyone in-between this was a diner with one major ingredient in focus���farm fresh, local food and lots of it. Peg, on the other hand, had her stint as chef for 18 years running the cafe kitchen of Berkeley���s renowned Chez Panisse restaurant. Chez Panisse was founded 33

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