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Humboldt Fog Chevre Cheese - Cypress Grove

Humboldt Fog Chevre Cheese - Cypress Grove

Description

The subtle, tangy flavor and distinctive layer of edible vegetable ash are a prized combination in this iconic American original. You'll enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbal overtones and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog matures, the layer of proteolysis just under the rind will increase developing a more intense flavor.

Pack Size: 5# wheel

Applications/Techniques

To optimize cheese quality, keep cheese cold (33°–35°F) 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.

History

Mary Keehn founded Cypress Grove as a means for producing healthy goats milk for her four children. With an abundance of milk on hand, Mary decided to try her hand at cheese making. Realizing she had found her calling, she traveled to France to learn from master cheese makers. When she returned to Humboldt County, Mary started work on her vision of creating a new kind of cheese: one accented with a thick line of ash reminiscent of the fog often hovering the Humboldt coastline, hence the name of her flagship cheese- Humboldt Fog. Cypress Grove is now home to a 18-acre creamery, as well as a model dairy called Dow's Prairie that is 100% Human Certified. As a model dairy, Dow's Prairie supplies breeding stock to other dairies. They also work with an expert nutritionist to help source the best feed and diet for their animals, which could be one of the reasons their goats produce more milk per head than any other commercial dairy in the U.S.

  • Top 100 Designs Worldwide, Metropolitan Home Magazine, 2003
  • sofi™ Awards, Classic Product, 2013
  • Second Place, American Cheese Society, 2013
  • sofi™ Awards, Best Cheese & Dairy Product, 2002
  • Gold, London International Cheese Competition, 2004
  • First Place, American Cheese Society, 1998, 2002, 2005

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