Cowgirl Creamery Opening Nears

Keep your eyes peeled, as early as this weekend, for the opening of Cowgirl Creamery at 919 F St. NW.

The shop will offer a selection of the company's award-winning cheeses as well as cheeses from other small producers, and a tasting bar will enable shoppers to sample the cheeses and, later this summer, wines.

The Cowgirl cheeses are made in Point Reyes Station, Calif., but the founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith (pictured), have plans to source an East Coast dairy to eventually start producing cheeses locally, the company's publicist says.