We can’t talk about Humboldt Fog without first telling you about Cypress Grove of Acata, California. It was founded by entrepreneur Mary Keehn in 1983 and changed the way the country looks at (and tastes) cheese. Mary helped put American cheese making on the map. Take a look at their website: http://www.cypressgrovecheese.com/about-us/
Humboldt Fog is named for the local ocean fog from Humboldt Bay. It is a mold-ripened goat cheese with an edible layer of ash. Ripening from the outside in results in a fresh, creamy, smooth cheese surrounded by a runny, tangy, citrusy outer shell ( we consider the best part of the cheese). Humboldt Fog has won several esteemed awards over the years such as first place at the American Cheese Society and gold at the World Cheese Awards.