Humboldt Fog Cheese

Humboldt Fog Cheese is a masterpiece and paved the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America. Each handcrafted wheel features a distinctive ribbon of edible vegetable ash.

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Humboldt Fog is one of the most iconic and recognizable of American cheeses. In the 1970s in Humboldt County California, Mary Keehn adopted a couple goats for brush control. Two goats turned into more goats and more milk, leading to the founding of Cypress Grove Creamery, at a time when most Americans had never eaten goat cheese.


Over 40 years later, Cypress Grove is a leader in American cheese, and makes exquisite goat cheeses from happy California goats.


Humboldt Fog is a goat cheese, with the rind like a brie. For aesthetic appeal (and inspired by French cheese Morbier), a flavorless layer of vegetable ash runs through the center. The result is a stunning dual-layer goat cheese of contrasting black and white. The center is dense and tangy with a lemony fresh flavor and clean finish. Just under the rind, you'll find the 'creamline': a layer of gooey, softer cheese with saltier, more savory flavors. Finally, the rind introduces a soft texture with notes of white mushroom.


We won't read off the long list of awards this cheese has received, but trust us, they're numerous. This cheese is a true crowd-pleaser, both beautiful and impressive, yet approachable and delicious. No, it's not a brie, and no, it's not a blue cheese. But yes, it is truly magnificent.


Humboldt Fog comes in two wheel sizes, a small mini wheel of approx. 1 pound and a large wheel of approx. 5 pounds.

More Information
Ingredients Pasteurized cultured goat milk, salt, enzymes and vegetable ash.
Milk Source Goat
Rennet Type Vegetable
Rind Type Bloomy
Milk Treatment Pasteurized
Country United States
Brand Name Cypress Grove
Unit Size Mini Wheel of 1 pound, Case of 4 mini wheels, Wheel of 5 pounds
Dietary & Lifestyle Gluten Free, Vegetarian
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