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Cypress Grove Chevre Humboldt Fog

World class goat cheese comes from happy goats. This is Humboldt Fog.

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Humboldt County is known for its redwood forests, beaches, and flowers, as well as some of the finest, freshest culinary fare imaginable. One of these culinary treats is the cheese produced by our neighbors--a dairy located just down the road, known as Cypress Grove Chevre.

History of Cypress Grove

Cypress Grove Chevre first began as a woman’s search for healthy milk.  Mary Keehn obtained her first two goats in the 1970s, and soon those two turned into more, and the plethora of milk inspired Mary to began making fresh goat cheese--or chevre--at home.  In 1983 she officially launched Cypress Grove Chevre.  Soon after, Mary traveled to France to learn and test cheesemaking techniques from the masters; afterwards, Mary returned home ready to launch her newest creation--Humboldt Fog.  Humboldt Fog is a soft-ripened chevre accented with a ribbon of vegetable ash, a salute to the foggy coastline of Humboldt County.  From the late 90s to present day, Humboldt Fog has won over a dozen National and International Gold Medals, and help put Cypress Grove Chevre on the map as a world-renowned dairy and cheesemaker.

What makes Cypress Grove Chevre so special?  Since their infancy, the health and happiness of their goat herd has remained tantamount.  The team has traveled to countries where goat husbandry is much more advanced, such as Israel, Holland, France, Spain, and Switzerland, in order to create a well-designed, model dairy.   This model dairy provides their goats with access to green pastures, a well-ventilated, naturally-lit indoor area, high-quality feed, and of course, humane treatment.  This investment in goat happiness has rewarded Cypress Grove with goats that produce more milk per head than any other commercial dairy in the United States.  In addition, the American Humane Association has endorsed their dairy as 100% Humane Certified.

Humboldt Fog Tasting Notes

Each handcrafted wheel of Humboldt Fog Chevre features a thick line of edible vegetable ash.  The predominant flavors are buttermilk and fresh cream, accented by floral and herbaceous overtones, and complemented by a clean, citrus finish. When storing Humboldt Fog, rewrap in wax or parchment paper to allow it to breath as it continues ripening.  As it matures, the creamline will further develops and the flavor will intensify.

Food, Drink, and Flower Pairings

Enjoy Humboldt Fog drizzled with honey and served with prosciutto, tart apple, and almonds, or crumble over a salad of arugula and roasted beets and serve with a simple vinaigrette. This chevre is complemented by wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, and Pinot Noir.  If beer is more your style, this soft cheese goes well with Wheat Beers, IPAs, Pale Ales, or Stouts.  And, here at the Barn, we believe nothing pairs better with culinary delights than a beautiful bouquet of American Grown flowers, such as our Stargazer Surprise.

Have a look at our online flower delivery options to enjoy fresh flowers, wine, and cheese all grown and produced within a few miles of each other.You can simply add the cheese to your flower order and it will come via FedEx overnight, in an insulated bag, with ice packets.  Delish!