I’ve been on a few of these the past couple of years. We’ve gone artichoke harvesting, seafood sampling in Monteray, up to the vineyards in Napa Valley, produce picking in the valley, and to Safeway’s culinary kitchens. It’s been a really fun partnership! This time we headed up to Petaluma, about an hour north of San Francisco to visit Alvarado Street Bakery, Laguintas Brewery and feast on some delicious treats from Tillamook.
You can see a slideshow below of our tour, and keep reading for my toast bar inspired recipe idea!
Factory Tours and Lunch
The rest can be what you’ve got on hand. Fried eggs, avocado, meats, fresh herbs and spreads. We even used apples and cinnamon for a little hint of fall.
Keep a toaster out and then let guests go crazy with all different kinds of topping and combinations. Here are our favorites, all on Alvarado Street Sprouted California Style Bread:
French Style. Tillamook Salted Butter with Tillamook Swiss, thinly sliced ham, chopped chives and salt.
Fall Flavors. Apples with Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, cinnamon, honey mustard and chopped pecans.
Classic avocado toast. Tillamook Salted Butter, smashed avocado and a fried egg on top with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds (or bagel seasoning) and salt/pepper.
Cheesy Veggie. Sauteed asparagus, Tillamook Salted Butter, Tillamook Monteray Cheese broiled over the top, arugula, salt and pepper.