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Northern California

According to SF Gate, San Franciscos cheese-making tradition dates back to the late 1850s when a woman, armed with a recipe from her English grandmother, started making her own cheddar. Cheese-making is now a hallmark of Northern Californias food renaissance, thanks toproducers like Cowgirl Creamery, Bellwether Farms, Andante Dairy, and Point Reyes Farmstead. The California Cheese Trailwinds through Napa, Sonoma, and Marin, and for a proper road trip, continue up the Pacific Coast Highway to stop in Oregon, home to Rogue Creamery and Tillamook Dairy, and up to Seattle to visit Beechers Cheese.

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Food, delicious food!