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Cypress Grove Goat Cheese

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Don Shirer Mar 13, 2005 08:11 PM

Just discovered two cheeses from Cypress Grove Chevre (California) at a local cheese shop which deserve wide recognition. "Humboldt Fog" is a fresh cheese with an edible ashy rind having a remarkable aftertaste, and "Midnight Moon" is an aged goat cheese wrapped in a black wax coating whose nutty flavor grows on you as you eat it. Since I have had to rely on supermarket cheeses before I discovered this shop, my knowledge of the cheese industry is limited and I may be preaching to the converted, but I urge you to try these and other cheeses from this supplier.

Link: http://www.cypressgrovechevre.com/abt...

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    maryelizabeth Mar 13, 2005 08:48 PM

    I completely agree with you...both are wonderful! We just had some Humboldt Fog this morning for the first time in several months. It was better than I remembered! We buy Midnight Moon whenever it's in stock at our local cheese shop, but it sells out practically as soon as they receive it.

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      Dommy! Mar 14, 2005 12:06 PM

      Thanks so much for your post... I ADORE Humbolt Fog (I tried first on a cheese plate at an LA restaurant that uses strictly wine country cheeses in their cheese plates) and now will be looking forward to Midnight Moon... Hmmm...

      --Dommy!

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        kc girl Mar 14, 2005 02:21 PM

        Dommy, the Humboldt Fog cheese is not from a wine country (but, I can see why they wanted to include it on their menu > many 5-star restaurants have/do). If you ever have a chance, visit the Cypress Grove creamery in Humboldt County. The airport is in Arcata (ACV) and you'll be on the smallest commercial plane you've ever seen! Or drive the 101 highway. It's a beautiful area not too far from the Oregon border.

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          Carb Lover Mar 14, 2005 03:51 PM

          Oh yes, the "fun" plane ride. Did you actually tour their creamery? What was it like? I thought about doing that last time I visited my folks in the area but didn't see any info on the website about that. I was going to call them, but didn't get around to it. Thanks for any info.

          To the OP: love Humboldt Fog myself and will keep a look out for Midnight Moon.

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