Humboldt Fog cheese, Cypress Grove Chevre, Arcata, California
In short, Cypress Grove Chevre is probably best known for the world famous goat cheese. Humboldt Fog cheese is made from the milk of local goats and aged, slightly, in caves with special humidity. In fact, the creator gave a nod to the great French cheese, Morbier, by including a line of ash through the cheese. After all, its very thin rind also references a mineral flavor. If you’re going to serve a chevre, this is one you will want to consider.
Mary Keehn, a self-proclaimed “serious hippie”started her business in 1983, officially launching Cypress Grove Chevre – not knowing a cheese movement was in the making. With no formal cheesemaking training, Mary traveled to the cheese Mecca of the world: France. She tasted and tested and learned from the masters and makers of brie, camembert, morbier, and more – and suffice to say, Mary found her muse. Presently, Cypress Grove expanded its green land with an impressive and lush model dairy.
Drizzle with honey and serve with prosciutto, tart apple and marcona almonds. Crumble atop mixed baby greens and roasted beets and serve with a simple vinaigrette.