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Midnight Moon Cheese - Cypress Grove

Midnight Moon Cheese - Cypress Grove

Description

Aged six months or more, Midnight Moon is a blushing, ivory-colored cheese that is nutty and brown buttery up front with a long caramel finish. As the cheese ages, protein crystals form and lend a slight crunch to the otherwise dense and smooth cheese.

Available by the 10# wheel

applications/techniques

Works well on a cheese board with fig jam; Melts very well and makes an excellent addition to macaroni and cheese.

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.

Silver, World Cheese Awards 2017
Bronze, sofi Awards 2017
Bronze, World Cheese Awards 2016
Super Gold, World Cheese Awards 2015
Gold, World Cheese Awards 2014
Third Place, World Championship Cheese Contest 2014
Best in Class, World Championship Cheese Contest 2010
Silver Finalist, sofi Awards 2003
Best New Product in Show, sofi Awards 2002

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