By now, The Rind's developed a reputation for being a top notch destination for your wine and cheese needs. Every time I've been there, it's been busy, and each time, they've been better than the last.
Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell paid them a visit and found many things to live.
I ordered a cheese board on a recent visit. It included Marcona almonds, a scrumptious cherry jam and three cheeses, including two from Sonoma County’s Bellwether Farms: creamy, buttery Carmody and Pepato, a semisoft sheep’s milk cheese made with feisty whole peppercorns. The third was Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk, a bold triple-cream cheese with a beautiful red-orange rind. Other outstanding dishes included a salad of locally grown greens and beets and a crusty grilled cheese sandwich showcasing Fiscalini clothbound cheddar cheese, served with a vivacious roasted tomato soup that tasted deeply and satisfyingly of Sacramento summer.
Read the entire review in Sac Mag.
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