Those who find themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer would be perspicacious in taking a detour to bucolic West Marin—whose beautiful and abundant preserved land is worth the trip alone—and splurging on a unique agritourism experience. West Marin Food & Farm Tours, operated by Elizabeth Hill, offers a wide range of tours and private tastings featuring the artisanal bounty of farms and purveyors in and around the Point Reyes area. From dairy to oyster farms, farm
It’s that time of year when we fall back in love with L’Etivaz, a hard Swiss cheese reminiscent of Gruyere, but creamer, nuttier, and mostly available only in the late fall and winter months.
L’Etivaz is produced by cheesemakers after our own hearts: uncompromising in their methods that render their cheese so superior. It originated in the 1930s when a group of Gruyere producers in the Swiss Alps were disillusioned with the government’s easing of regulations around Gruyere