Humboldt Fog Cheese

August 19, 2012 2 Comments

Humboldt Fog Cheese

Cypress Grove’s Humboldt Fog Cheese

This may just be my favorite American cheese and I’m not talking about the stuff you put on grilled cheese sandwiches.  The first time I tried Humboldt Fog  was at one of our local cheese specialty foods store.

I asked the counter person for some suggestions on interesting goat’s milk cheese. She came around the counter to the open refrigerated unit and started telling me about a selection of different cheeses but when I saw the Humboldt Fog, I just knew it was going to be incredible.

Before even tasting this amazing goat’s milk cheese, I could see the creamy, white interior and funky white rind. Once I tasted it, I thought I was in heaven.

It’s incredible that we are now making some great cheeses in this country that are starting to rival those of Europe. Humboldt Fog is made by the mother daughter team of Mary Keehn and Malorie McCurdy in Humboldt County, California and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in trying new cheeses.


Made in California, USA from goats milk, Humboldt Fog’s cheese has a soft, white interior when ripe. It can be just a bit gooey just under the rind but more like cream cheese toward the center.

With a bloomy, white but edible rind, these cheese tastes like butter & cream. It is considered a medium aged cheese that is great as an appetizer, on a cheese plate or served for dessert.

The Short of It

Region: California

Country: United States

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Bloomy

Texture: Soft

Aging: 3 weeks

Size(s): 5 pounds or 16 ounces

Humbolt Fog by Cypress Grove

Where to Buy

I always recommend the you find a good cheese shop near you and become friends with the cheesemonger who will turn you on to some great cheeses or at least he or she should.

Humboldt Fog comes in 14 ounce mini wheels.

Buying cheese online

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I strongly urge you to find a good cheese shop near you so you can get to know your cheesemongers and they get to know you. However, if you don't have a good local cheese shop or they don't have some of the cheeses I recommend, here are some online sources for you. Be careful to buy the best product you can afford so you don't end up with an inferior product. The links below are affiliate links.
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  1. Henry Armknecht says:

    I tried it and found that my cat loves it. Me – not so much.

  2. denise says:

    I am addicted to Humboldt Fog. Best goat (sheep?) cheese I’ve ever had.

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