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Humboldt Fog®

Soft-ripened Goat Milk Cheese from Humboldt County California

The Original American Original®. Conceived in a dream (yes, really!) by founder Mary Keehn, this masterpiece paved the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America. Each handcrafted wheel features a distinctive ribbon of edible vegetable ash. You'll enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog matures, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies.

Perfect Pairings

Drizzle It

Drizzle with honey and serve with prosciutto, tart apple and Marcona almonds.

Perfect Pairings

Crumble It

Crumble it over salad for a fabulous treat.

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Young Humboldt Fog

Beer
Pairings

IPAs, Porters, Wheats

Ripe Humboldt Fog

Beer
Pairings

Pale Ale

Mature Humboldt Fog

Beer
Pairings

IPAs, Stout

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Young Humboldt Fog

Wine
Pairings

Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

Ripe Humboldt Fog

Wine
Pairings

Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Sweet Sherry, Vouvray

Mature Humboldt Fog

Wine
Pairings

Pinot Noir, Zinfandel

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Don't just take our word for it

Awards & Recognition

First Place

  • American Cheese Society  1998, 2002, 2005
  • Gold, World Cheese Awards   2014, 2018
  • Gold, London International Cheese Competition  2004
  • Best of Class, US Championship Cheese Contest   2017
  • Best Cheese & Dairy Product, IFFCS (New York)  2002

Second Place

  • American Cheese Society   2015, 2016, 2018
  • California State Fair  2018
  • World Cheese Awards  2016

Third Place

  • World Championship Cheese Contest   2018
  • Top 100 Designs Worldwide, Metropolitan Home Magazine  2003
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  • FAQs
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • How should I store my Humboldt Fog?

    To optimize the quality of Humboldt Fog, keep cheese cold (33°–35°F) and wrapped in waxed paper. Re-wrapping soft-ripened cheese in wax or parchment paper will allow the cheese to breathe as it continues to ripen.

    Remove Humboldt Fog from the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.

    Humboldt Fog has a microbial (non-animal) rennet type and an optimal shelf life of 98 days uncut for our 5 lb wheel and 84 days uncut for our 1 lb wheel.

    What does “cut and wrap” mean?

    Because many of our cheeses are produced in large wheels, retailers cut and wrap the cheeses into smaller wedges. You’ll find our soft-ripened cheeses and aged cheeses sold this way, but if you’re searching for a whole wheel, ask your cheesemonger — they can usually order one for you!

  • Pasteurized cultured goat milk, salt, enzymes, vegetable ash.

  • Serving Size 1oz

    Calories 100

    Calories from Fat 60

    % Daily Value

    Total Fat 7g

    11%

    Saturated Fat 4g

    20%

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 20mg

    7%

    Sodium 200mg

    8%

    Total Carbohydrate 3g

    1%

    Dietary Fiber 0g

    0%

    Sugars 0g

    Protein 6g

    Vitamin A

    9%

    Vitamin C

    0%

    Calcium

    4%

    Iron

    0%

    * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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