About Sue Conley | Peggy Smith

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith are the founders, or Cowgirls, of Cowgirl Creamery, which launched in 1997, and pioneers of the American artisan cheese movement. They met freshman year at the University of Tennessee where, little did they know, a lifelong friendship and infatuation with food would ensue. In 1976, they moved to the Bay Area, where Conley co-founded Bette’s Diner and Smith worked at Chez Panisse, both of which are still Berkeley institutions. They now own two creameries and four retail stores and have been inducted into the Guilde des Fromagers. Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is their first book. @cowgirlcreamery

A metal shaker filled with foamy egg cream.

Egg Cream

A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.

Layers of pasta with mushrooms, spinach, and bechamel sauce between each layer.

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

We suspect you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off vegetarian dish that just happens to be fancy schmancy enough for Thanksgiving, yes? Look no further.