Crooked Cow Cheese Tasting at the Co-op

Photo by Lynette McAdams
Photo by Lynette McAdams

Artisan Cheese-maker Cynthia Clark admits her business, Crooked Cow Cheese in Naselle, WA, is a way to pay for what she calls her cow habit.

“Most little girls want horses and I always wanted soft brown cows,” Cynthia said.

The Co-op recently started carrying Cynthia’s raw cheddar. Cynthia says she is passionate about caring for her cows, feeding them the best food she can afford, and treating them well. For example, she milks them just once a day, resulting in less stress for the animals. The end result is happy cows and a quality product.

The name, Crooked Cow, comes from the name of one of her three cows. Crooked, is a gigantic Brown Swiss cow. Cynthia says her milk has the right balance of fat and protein, making it ideal for cheese. Cynthia makes wheels of cheddar cheese from her cow’s milk and ages them in a temperature controlled cave for more than 90 days, creating a phenomenal flavor.
On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, Cynthia will be at the Co-op offering samples of Crooked Cow Cheese. Stop by on November 22 from 11-1 to meet Chythia and taste her delicious cheese.

And we’ll also be having our monthly free tour, talk and taste class during the tasting.  This event focuses on the local and regional artisan cheeses the Co-op carries.  Sign up in advance.  The tour happens November 22 from 11:30-noon.