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Cheese of the Day: March 8 – Humboldt Fog

Our Facebook Cheese of the Day on Wednesdays will be deep diving into sheep and goat milk cheeses presented by ACS CCP® Elizabeth Nerud. Today she spotlights an iconic American Artisan Cheese: Humboldt Fog. Here are her thoughts:

Today’s presentation comes from ACS CCP® Elizabeth Nerud who is deep diving into sheep and goat cheeses every Wednesday. Today she has this to say about an iconic American Artisan Cheese, Humboldt Fog:

Wednesdays are devoted to sheep and goat’s milk cheeses and it is my pleasure to shine the spotlight on none other than the American classic HUMBOLDT FOG! A soft-ripened goat cheese, Mary Keehn created this beauty in 1992, after dreaming of a cheese with a line running through it. That line is ash, and which also dusts the outside.

It is a tribute to the terroir of the beautiful landscape of Arcata, California. Humboldt Fog is more than just a cheese, it is a poem. You will find an excellent article on page 363 of the Oxford Companion to Cheese written by Laura B. Werlin, where she points out that several important microbial factors are at play here, including the addition of geotrichum candidum in the milk, and penicillium candidum on the rind.

The Cypress Grove website is amazing, read all the frequently asked questions for a wealth of information!

Keep Calm and Study On!

For more information, visit these websites: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Fog

Cutting the Curd interview with Mary Keehn.

Our Facebook Cheese Study Group is raising funds to send worthy ACS CCP exam® candidates and ACS CCPs®who want to attend the 2017 ACS Conference in Denver, Cheese With Altitude. You can apply for a scholarship by clicking here and you can contribute to the scholarship fund by clicking here. All monies raised (withe the exception of the fees charged by GoFundMe) go to the winners of the scholarship. everyone involved in the scholarship efforts is donating their time and receiving NO fees or monetary compensation… just the feeling of helping those who need our help. Complete rules and information can be found here.

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