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 American beauties when it comes to cheeses. Mary Keens at Cypress Grove, California, is the creator of this young goat's milk cheese with its impressive appearance and superior flavor.

The texture is creamy and luscious with a subtle tangy flavor. Each handcrafted wheel features a ribbon of edible vegetable ash along its center and a coating of ash under its exterior to give it a distinctive, cake-like appearance. The edible ash comes from the burning of the White pine tree.

The molds are half-filled, then sprinkled with a lager of salt and ash and then the molds are topped with remaining curds. The wheels are also coated with the same ash before they develop the bloomy white rind. When Humboldt is ripe it is creamy under the rind and firm in the center. The flavor will be mild and balanced, not particularly goaty.

Humboldt Fog was awarded a second place in the category American Originals made from goat's milk at the American Cheese Society Competition of 2007 and third place in 2009 and 2011. In 2010 it received a bronze World Cheese Award. In 2013 Humboldt Fog received a Gold Medal at the 2013 sofi Awards for Outstanding Classic.

The Humboldt Fog we have are small individual cheese wheels of approximately 14 ounces, very elegant on a cheese board.

If you prefer to purchase a large wheel of 5 lbs. please contact us.
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