Humboldt Fog

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Humboldt Fog
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Country of originUnited States
Region, townCalifornia
TownArcata, Humboldt County
Source of milkGoats
Aging time60 days

Humboldt Fog is a goat milk cheese made by Cypress Grove, of Arcata, California, in Humboldt County. It is named for the local ocean fog which rolls in from Humboldt Bay.[1][2] It is an uncooked pressed cheese made from pasteurized goat's milk.[3]

Humboldt Fog is a mold-ripened cheese with a central line of edible white ash much like Morbier. The cheese ripens starting with the bloomy mold exterior, resulting in a core of fresh goat cheese surrounded by a runny shell. As the cheese matures, more of the originally crumbly core is converted to a soft-ripened texture. The bloomy mold and ash rind are edible but fairly tasteless. The cheese is creamy, light, and mildly acidic with a stronger flavor near the rind.

This cheese won first-place awards from the American Cheese Society in 1998, 2002 and 2005.[4][better source needed]

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  1. ^ Tenaya Darlington (2013). Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings. Running Press. p. 74. ISBN 9780762448333. Retrieved 23 April 2019. Humboldt Fog -wikipedia.
  2. ^ Eric LeMay (2010). Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese. Simon and Schuster. pp. 55–57. ISBN 9781439159088. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Humboldt Fog® - Soft, Ripe Goat Cheese | Cypress Grove Cheese". Cypress Grove. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  4. ^ "Humboldt Fog" (PDF). Cypress Grove Chevre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-26.

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