Cypress Grove Chevre Cheese

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Mary Keene, the founder of Cypress Grove Chevre, is a pioneer and recognized leader in artisanal cheese making in the U.S. Her innovative range of fresh, aged and ripened cheeses are nationally and internationally awarded for excellence. It started way back, in 1970s when Mary wanted a source of healthful milk for her children and she began raising Alpine goats. Her herd began winning numerous awards and while her goat stock continued to improve and grow, she was faced with an unexpected surplus milk; Mary made her first steps in cheese making.

From the very beginning Mary strove to make the highest quality, and best-tasting artisanal cheeses, but market acceptance was slow. It took quite a few years before consumers developed a palate for the smooth, delicate flavors of Cypress Grove cheeses. Mary used this period of slow, steady growth to take special care of her customers and to work in conjunction with other goat cheese pioneers to develop the American market. Patience, hard-work and a commitment to quality paid off and over time, a large, loyal following began to seek out the Cypress Grove label.

Today, renowned for its innovative range of fresh, aged and ripened cheeses and internationally awarded for excellence, Cypress Grove is a leader in the domestic goat cheese market.

Our featured Cypress Grove Chevre Cheese
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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, a small wheel of approx. 3 pounds and a Grande wheel of approx. 5 pounds.

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