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Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog


Humboldt Fog is perhaps the most recognizable American original cheese. Handmade at Cypress Grove's Northern California creamery from local goat's milk and lightly aged, Humboldt Fog boasts a fudgy texture and tangy flavor. The creamline develops into unctuous bliss, and the rind is paper-thin and brimming with minerality. You'll know it's the Fog by the characteristic line of ash running through the center; creamery founder Mary Keehn's nod to the French classic Morbier and by its birthday cake-like shape. Raise a glass of bubbly and toast the U S of A with a California sparkling.

As seen in Town and Country Magazine December 2012

Unless noted otherwise, Murray's cheeses sold by the lb. ship in multiple 0.5 lb increments. To request a whole wheel, or an intact portion of at least 2 lb, please contact the Murray’s team at orders@murrrayscheese.com at least 72 hours prior to the date of shipment.

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United States
California, West
Milk Type
Rennet Type
5 Weeks

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Mary Keehn started raising goats in the 1970s as a source for healthy milk, but in practically no time she was winning awards and gaining recognition as one of the top Alpine dairy goat breeders in the United States. Talent for goat breeding necessitates talent for milk-using, and before long Mary started dabbling in cheese making. No surprise, she was a natural at that, too, and in 1983 she started Cypress Grove Chevre. Eventually her prize-winning herd was sold so that Keehn could focus her energy on making cheese. Today the milk comes from local sustainable farms that partner with Cypress Grove to ensure highest quality milk is produced for the cheese. Cypress Grove’s success has revitalized the farming community by creating opportunities for small dairies, like Keehn’s, to grow.