Humboldt Fog Cheese

Picture of humboldt fog cheese
In Stock
Approx. Weight: 14.5 oz.
Your Price: $26.98
Avg. Rating:(2 ratings)
Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryUnited States
Pasteurized MilkYes
Vegetarian RennetYes
Award WinnerYes

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.

Ingredients:pasteurized cultured goat's milk, salt, enzymes, vegetable ash.
Had this amazing cheese while staying at the Haceta Head light keepers B&B. The staff was kind enough to write it down, so I went about tracking some of my own. Great with dried cherries and sweet red wine.

Beautiful in appearance and taste as well! Creamy on the palate with a nice tanginess...the ash throws it over the top! It arrived perfectly ripened...its hard to put away...delicious!