Kiss My Ash
What’s My Name? Humboldt Fog
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m an aged goat’s milk cheese with a thin layer of vegetable ash cutting through my center and nestled beneath my downy white rind.
Where Am I From? Humboldt County, California
Three Words That Describe Me: Breezy, graceful, and gothic
Fun Fact: I was conceived in a dream. My maker, Mary Keehn, awoke one morning with a vision of a cheese streaked with ash – a beautiful cheese that resembled the fog rolling in over the Humboldt County coastline. Take one nibble, and you’ll dream of me too 😘
What Do I Smell Like? Freshly ground white pepper
What Do I Feel Like? Dense pound cake.
What Do I Taste Like? Buttermilk and fresh thyme with a lemony tang
Favorite Foods: I like it a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. Try me with apples or pears, a drizzle of honey, freshly sliced prosciutto, and salted Marcona almonds. I’m quite comfy atop a salad of fresh greens, roast beets, and a balsamic vinaigrette, too.
Favorite Beverages: I’m a sucker for all things fruity, like pinot noir or rosé. I also love dark, rich sherries and nutty stouts. On sunny days, I crave a fizzy pale ale or a citrusy cocktail.🍷🍹🍺
Where to Find Me: I’m pretty easy to find at cheese shops, specialty food stores, and supermarkets like Whole Foods or even Jewel-Osco. I usually come by the wedge, but keep your eye out for miniature wheels, too!
What I’ll Cost You: About $26-30 a pound
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Special thanks to Cypress Grove for sending over a sample of me to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!