Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
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Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
- Microbial Rennet
- Age: 5 Weeks
- Goat Milk
- by Cypress Grove
- United States
A California original, Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog was one of the first cheeses to popularize goat’s milk among American cheese-eaters. Built almost like a layer cake, it’s creamy, cakey, and gooey with a distinct ribbon of edible vegetable ash in the center. Try pairing it with a dollop of Continental White Gold Honey and Murray's Sea Salt Crackers to bring out its tangy flavors.
Pasteurized Cultured Goat's Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Vegetable Ash
- American cheesemaking pioneer Mary Keehn first created this cheese in the early 1980s and named it after Pacific mists of its native Humboldt County, California.
- The cheese is defined by 4 distinct layers: its bloomy rind, oozy creamline, cake-like paste, and a thin layer of vegetable ash in the center.
- The cheese ripens from the outside in, as the cultivated mold used to create its rind starts breaking down the proteins in the paste, a gooey creamline develops under the rind.
- It pays tribute to French Morbier, with a delicate blue line of vegetable ash that separates its light, cakey layers.
- Keehn’s Humboldt Fog and its line of ash is one of the most-copied styles of American cheese.
- Beyond being frequently replicated, it is also highly-awarded, winning Best of Class, American Cheese Society 1998, 2002, 2005, 2019, and Best of California, California State Fair 2019‚ just to name a few.
When you receive your cheese, unpack the order and refrigerate the items. We recommend using the cheese paper we send most of our products in to store the cheese. The cheese paper helps cover the items and stop them from drying out, while also allowing the cheese to breathe. Since cheese is mold, it's a living thing! If you cut off air circulation to the cheese, you can actually cause it to suffocate and spoil at a faster rate.
- Cheesemaker Mary Keehn has built her career on making healthy food for her family, and in 1983 she founded Cypress Grove Cheese to fulfill this purpose.
- Located on the rural north coast of California, Cypress Grove uses goat’s milk to make soft-ripened cheeses blended with bold flavors, which have won numerous awards.
- Keehn’s iconic Humboldt Fog and its line of ash is one of the most-copied styles of American cheese.
- Beyond the most copied, it is highly-awarded, winning Best of Class, American Cheese Society 1998, 2002, 2005, 2019, and Best of California, California State Fair 2019 – just to name a few.
- Cypress Grove exports its products to over 40 countries around the world.
The bright flavors of gin come from its botanicals—herbs, seeds, flowers, and spices added during production—especially peppery juniper.