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Best Dairy Products: Happy organic cows make tasty cheese and butter 

Spring Hill Cheese Co. & Petaluma Creamery

Few things are sweeter than the Berkeley Farmers' Market for stress-free, organic, and environmentally sound shopping. And one stand in particular is often surrounded by a crowd of customers — that's the Cheese Lady, lovely Elia Gilbert of Spring Hill Creamery, who sells handmade organic cheeses every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The 91-year-old creamery was certified organic last April, and Gilbert peddles butter along with a rotating selection from more than 25 cheese varieties, among them Raw Cheddar, Sun-Dried Tomato Jack, and three varieties of Quark, a low-fat cheese made from strained yogurt. Favorites include Dry Jack, a hard cheese encased in a rind of olive oil, black pepper, and cocoa powder; and Old World Portuguese, an award-winning cheese on the Cheddar/Gouda continuum. Made using vegetable hardeners, the cheeses also are vegetarian friendly. They typically run six to seven bucks a block, depending on variety and size. And best of all, Gilbert will provide samples of any you covet.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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