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Laura Werlin is a James Beard Award-winning author of six books on cheese. Learn more about her at laurawerlin.com

Hundreds of bottles of wine inside glass cabinets.

The Golden Gateway to Cheese

San Franciscans have always loved their cheese. Long before the invention of the automobile, Marin French Cheese Company, California’s oldest continuously operating cheese producer, was shipping cheese downstream from its location about thirty miles northwest of San Francisco to saloons on Yerba Buena Island, just east of the city. There, dockworkers would load up on […]