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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


IPAs, Porters, Wheats

Ripe Humboldt Fog


Pale Ale

Mature Humboldt Fog


IPAs, Stout

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Young Humboldt Fog


Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

Ripe Humboldt Fog


Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Sweet Sherry, Vouvray

Mature Humboldt Fog


Pinot Noir, Zinfandel

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Don't just take our word for it

Awards & Recognition

First Place

  • Best in Class, World Championship Cheese Contest  2024
  • Best of California, California State Fair  2019, 2023
  • Gold, International Cheese and Dairy Awards  2019, 2021
  • American Cheese Society  1998, 2002, 2005, 2019
  • Gold, World Cheese Awards   2014, 2018
  • Best of Class, US Championship Cheese Contest   2017
  • Gold, London International Cheese Competition  2004
  • Best Cheese & Dairy Product, IFFCS (New York)  2002

Second Place

  • International Cheese & Dairy Awards  2023
  • American Cheese Society   2015, 2016, 2018
  • California State Fair  2018
  • World Cheese Awards  2016

Third Place

  • Third Place, American Cheese Society  2023
  • Bronze, International Cheese and Dairy Awards  2022
  • World Championship Cheese Contest   2018, 2022
  • Top 100 Designs Worldwide, Metropolitan Home Magazine  2003
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  • How should I store my Humboldt Fog?

    To optimize the quality of Humboldt Fog, keep cheese cold (32°–40°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 1 oz (28 g)

    Calories 80

    % Daily Value

    Total Fat 7g


    Saturated Fat 4.5g


    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 30mg


    Sodium 180mg


    Total Carbohydrate 1g


    Dietary Fiber 0g


    Total Sugars 0g

    Includes 0g Added Sugars


    Protein 5g

    Vitamin D 0mcg


    Calcium 26mg


    Iron 0mg


    Potassium 33mg


    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.

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