Regarding the touted cheesemakers, Leno said, "Owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith made Cowgirl Creamery an instant success by investing great ingenuity and skill into a creative business plan. Their small handcrafted cheesemaking and distributing business, which began in a renovated barn in Pt. Reyes Station, continues to boom with a new Petaluma creamery and cheese shops in San Francisco and Washington DC."
Opening shop in 1997, Conley and Smith managed to produce a product that sidestepped any contrived fetishism plaguing many local food fads (bacon-maple donuts, veganism/vegetarianism, etc.). Kudos to you, ladies.
In related dairy news, according to SF Weekly, Humphry Slocombe's Harvey Milk and Honey Graham Cracker ice cream, which was a huge hit at Saturday's Harvey Milk Day festivities, "will make its fabulous reappearance this Friday, and will go back into regular rotation through San Francisco Pride weekend (June 26-27)." The ice cream is made of blackberry "honey-tinged" graham crackers, milk flavored ice cream, and real ground up homosexuals.