Point Reyes Farmstead Creamery Fork offers one of the best brunches in the San Francisco Bay Area. These quarterly farm to table brunches sell out within hours of tickets being released, and it’s well worth signing up for their email list so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a reservation. This stunning cheese farm overlooking Tomales Bay is the perfect weekend escape from San Francisco.
The most memorable brunch dish was their homemade buttermilk blue cheese and herb biscuits. The addition of Point Reyes Bay Blue Cheese and herbs take these savory biscuits to the next level. They were so good, people were wrapping up the extras to bring home. If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, we’d recommend using the dough to make simple drop biscuits by spooning out scoops of dough onto a baking sheet. Serve with butter, honey, jams or whipped honey butter. They would be perfect for the bread basket on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
Bay Blue and Herb Biscuits
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold cut into ½-inch cubes
- 3 oz Point Reyes Bay Blue, crumbled & chilled
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2-3 teaspoons minced fresh herbs, we like a blend of sage, rosemary, chives and thyme
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Softened butter and/or honey, for serving
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl or in a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. If proceeding by hand, use your fingertips or a pastry blender to incorporate butter and crumbled Bay Blue into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and butter is in pieces the size of peas. If using a food processor, add butter and pulse mixture until crumbly.
- Transfer butter-flour mixture back to a medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Add buttermilk and herbs, incorporating into the flour-butter mixture gently using your fingers or a spatula. Gather the dough together with your hands to form a loose ball.
- On a floured work surface, roll out or press dough to 1-inch thickness. Using a floured 2-inch cutter, cut circles of dough and place them on prepared sheet pan, leaving about a ½-inch gap between biscuits. Take the extra dough left after cutting out your biscuits and rework it gently to get more biscuits out of the dough. Repeat until you have used up all of your dough.
- Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter.
- Bake 15-18 minutes, until crust is deep golden-brown. Half-way through cooking time, rotate your trays for even cooking, and brush tops with melted butter.
- Serve warm, split in half and spread with a layer of butter or honey-butter.