Humboldt Fog

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Humboldt Fog
Cheese 30 bg 051906.jpg
Country of originUnited States
Region, townCalifornia
TownArcata, Humboldt County
Source of milkGoats
PasteurizedYes
Texturesemi-soft
Aging time60 days
CertificationNone

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]

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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ Eric LeMay (2010). Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese. Simon and Schuster. pp. 55–57. ISBN 9781439159088. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Humboldt Fog" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-26.

External links[edit]