By Nikki Silverstein
Hero: Cheese lovers, head to West Marin, home to two creameries that managed to churn their cheeses into the holy grail of honors at this year’s California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company in Point Reyes Station, a family-run business creating hand-crafted cheeses, took home the Best of Show blue ribbon for their Bay Blue cheese in the Cow’s Milk Cheese class. Their neighbor, Bleating Heart Cheese in Tomales, uses ewe and goat milk to produce their Funky Bleats cheese, which won Best of Show in the Other Milk Type Cheese category. Competition was stiff, with 169 entries from large and small cheesemakers vying for these two most highly coveted prizes. P.S. We love that women run both of these award-winning operations.
Zero: Congratulations to Terry (if that’s your real name), for your landslide victory in the Zero column. He or she (we’ll go with he) hit DF’s parked car in Tam Valley, causing $1,500 in damage. Though he left an apologetic note stating his desire to “sort things out,” he included an incorrect telephone number. Hoping that perhaps Terry suffers from dyslexia, DF tried different iterations of the number. No luck. DF, who is more forgiving than we, says he understands a driver leaving a fake note, if they’re worried that someone saw the accident. While wrong, it’s not sadistic. But an insincere apology with a phony phone number? It takes a special kind of mind to come up with that. Nice job, you selfish yutz.