Cowgirl Creamery – Cheese Heaven


Cowgirl Creamery located at 919 F Street, NW is the greatest spot for cheese in DC. Like many Americans I am a huge fan of cheese. It sounds funny writing it but it’s true. Leave me with lox, bagels and cheeses and I could live for years. I’m still looking for a good lox spot but I need search no further for my new cheese spot. I can hardly believe it but this spot in DC has been open for two years now. I remember hearing from folks out in California, where the store originated, that this place was the bomb. I am embarrassed to admit that I only recently discovered it. So if you haven’t stopped by yet, delay no longer you won’t disappointed. Not only do they have dozens of cheeses but they also have wine, breads, olive oil, apple butter and sandwiches that are so popular that they often sell out. To check out all the cheeses they have an amazing library on their Web site. I was told the cheeses come from small farms all over the US and Europe. As always the pictures can do far more justice than I can write. All I can say is if you are a cheese lover it is well worth a journey downtown to check out this shop.  Lots of photos after the jump.

You can sample the cheese:

More cheese:

Wine and beer:

Local apple butter:

Jams etc:

Olive oil:

Super popular sandwiches that you can see often sell out:

And even more cheese:


9 Comment

  • We love this place, and we were thrilled when they opened in DC after we lost them when we moved away from San Francisco. Women who are preggers, this is one of the few places where you can find knowledgeable help about what cheeses you can eat without fear during pregnancy. They will tell you which cheese makers can be trusted. It’s worth noting that they also often carry products made by the local folks who are at the Dupont farmers market, and hopefully will soon be in Mt. P as well. Warm up your wallet. Good cheese isn’t cheap.

  • The sandwiches here are so good, I would sometimes forgo putting money on my smart-trip card so I could get something to nosh on here… it’s worth it!

  • I can get affordable cheese at Giant, jus say’n.

  • You can get cheese at Giant that is produced in a factory, and yes, its cheaper. It’s made from milk from cows who are hooked up to machines and it tastes terrible. Like the post said, all the cheese at Cowgirl comes from small sustainable farms.

  • mmmmm cheese.

  • If the Red Hawk cheese were a man, I’d marry it. He’d be a little smelly, but we’d make it work.

  • sniff One of the very few things I miss from recently turning vegan is the Red Hawk.

  • Truly a great place. And to anyone who works in the area, their sandwiches are awesome. There might not be much variety, but every time I’ve ever had lunch there I’ve loved it.

  • …so very, very, happy… Had some of their cheese the last time I was in San Francisco and I am ELATED that they’re in DC. yummmmmm!

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