Sunday, November 20, 2011

For cheese lovers: Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick

While B and I were wandering, looking for some good snacks in the morning, I stumbled upon Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick, a take away eatery/cafe located inside the Ferry building. It was the word milk bar that caught my attention.

Right next to it is its big sister store, Cowgirl Creamery, which is a cheese paradise.  If I was allowed to bring back kilos of cheese to Canada, this would be the place. 

Sidekick offers light meals and snacks such as sandwiches, soups, salads, all in which have cheese.  They have a variety of flavours for their organic milk and lattes. I'm a hardcore cheese lover so this is YUM + FUN type of discovery!

Contemplating what kind of soup we should get, between the tomato bisque and cheese dumplings in broth, B and I agreed to go with the latter.  The soup arrived looking similar to a French onion soup without the cheese baked on top.  Instead, the cheese curds, or 'dumplings' were in the bottom.  The broth was quite mild and the cheese dumplings tasted more like gnocchi.  There was a bit too much scallion and not much flavour.  Maybe we should have gotten the other one instead.

The earl grey panna cotta was begging me to try it, and so I did.  It had a wonderful, yet subtle aroma of earl grey tea with a soft, pudding like texture.  I had to get it again the next day.
Do I have something on my lips?
Getting too excited here with a hot cup of spiced chai flavoured milk in my hand.  Not too sweet, and very comforting.

For my second trip back to Sidekick, I once again got the earl grey panna cotta, and this delicious sandwich with ham, thick slabs of cheese and mustard.  I believe the cheese was Mozzarella, but it was very soft and very creamy, almost like Brie without the smell.  I guess my only regret after the second time going is that I haven't tried their grilled cheese sandwich (which I could only imagine would be amazing).

If you are sightseeing around the area and craving a snack, I highly recommend getting some here.  Maybe try the grilled cheese and let me know what ya think!

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