Tangy yet subtle, the Humboldt Fog® features two layers of pure-white goat cheese separated by a line of ash, then enrobed in a bloomy Brie-like rind. Firm and flaky, yet somehow light and mousselike with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. You’ll taste buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbal overtones and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog matures, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies. A true American original made by Cypress Grove Cheese, the celebrated Humane-Certified goat dairy in Northern California.PDF Info Sheet
Cypress Grove Cheese is located in Humboldt County, California, where majestic redwoods hug the sprawling beaches of the Northern California coastline. The local terroir is one of moist, clean air, protected forests, no traffic and few people.
In the early 1980s, Cypress Grove founder and mother of four Mary Keehn started making cheese with milk from two goats she was given by a neighbour. After her first attempts, she decided to travel to France to taste and test and learn from the masters and makers of brie, camembert, morbier, and more. She returned with a newfound knowledge of the intricacies of cheesemaking and has been at it ever since.
As she slept on the long transatlantic flight home to Humboldt County some 25 years ago, Mary had a prophetic dream. She awoke with a clear image of a new kind of cheese: a cheese accented with a thick line of ash reminiscent of the fog often blanketing the expansive Humboldt County coastline. Thus, the idea of Humboldt Fog was born.
First Place, American Cheese Society Awards: 2015, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1998
First Place, World Cheese Awards: 2014, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004
First Place, California State Fair: 2015, 2011
Sofiä Awards Winner, Classic Product: 2013 • Sofiä Awards Winner, Cheese & Dairy: 2002 • Gold Medal,
London International Cheese Competition: 2004
To optimize cheese quality, keep cheese cold (1.5ºC) and wrapped in waxed paper. Re-wrapping soft-ripened cheese in wax or parchment paper will allow the cheese to breathe as it continues to ripen. Remove your cheese from the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
Pasteurized cultured goat milk, salt, enzymes, and vegetable ash. Hormone-Free and Antibiotic-Free.
Optimal Shelf Life
105 days uncut
2.27-kg. wheel (average weight)
UPC: 03949600201 7
Pack Size: 1/ 2.27 kg.
Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 9.5 cm.
Box Dimensions: 19 x 19 x 11.5 cm.
Net Product Weight: 2.27 kg.
Gross Product Weight: 2.5 kg.
Drizzle with honey and serve with prosciutto, tart apple and marcona almonds. Crumble atop mixed baby greens and beets and serve with a vinaigrette.
Young: Wheat Beer, Porter
Ripe: Pale Ale, Cider
Mature: IPA, Stout
Young: Sauvignon Blanc, Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine
Ripe: Sweet Sherry, Rosé
Mature: Zinfandel, Pinot Noir