Humboldt Fog cheese



Humboldt Fog cheese, Cypress Grove Cheese, Arcata, California

Made from pasteurized goat milk.

This is the classic U.S. goat cheese.  Humboldt Fog is a cheese institution, from its fudge-like consistency and goat milk tang, to the line of ash that runs through the cheese to pay homage to another famous cheese.

We think Humboldt Fog, with its reference to northern California beauty, should be eaten in a cross-cultural manner with sweet honey from the clover of central Wisconsin.

This cheese won Best of Class in the US Championship Cheese Contest in 2017 and First Place at the American Cheese Society in 1998, 2002, and 2005!

This cheese is featured in our Green Lake Cake, Belle Vue Cake, Farmer’s Daughter Cake, Wedding Bells Cake, Snow Bird Cake, Hooray Cake, Spring Blooms Cake, and Festival Cake.



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.

Pairing suggestions: Wisconsin Natural Acres Honey, Pear with Honey & Ginger Preserves.

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.


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