Holy Yum Cheese Tasting- Cypress Grove Chèvre “Humboldt Fog”

Got a new cheese the other day,  I’ve been wanting to try this for quite a while. There is some fabulous goat cheese in America, people, you have to try this stuff. From Capriole Goat Cheese in Indiana to Cypress Grove in Arcata, California, we have really delicious artisanal products available.

Want a good place to learn about some of these fine cheeses? Read this: “Serious Cheese: Have You Tried These 6 Great U.S. Goat Cheeses?” is a great article to bring you up to speed. The good people at SeriousEats.com can get you up to speed on chèvre in its many forms.

Tonight we tried Cypress Grove Chèvre “Humboldt Fog.” It was creamy, smooth, with a bit of the tang of a bleu but with a wonderful taste that goat cheese is known for. It was delicious.

And it gets better- you can get this cheese in Costco right now! Or at least, we can in California.

I hope you can, too, because Costco has Humboldt Fog for a great price. It is available at other fine cheese shops, check their web page for purchase info. Go get some- try a new cheese.

Cypress Grove Chèvre "Humboldt Fog" is delicious.
Cypress Grove Chèvre “Humboldt Fog” is delicious.

Specialty Cheeses- Italian Gogonzola Dolce and French Double Cream

I just discovered that one of the Whole Foods near me has a $5 or less basket full of chunks of Heaven. More specifically, smaller cuts of cheese.

I picked up a Gorgonzola “Dolce,” not knowing that they even exist. Sini Fulvi brand, to be exact. Wow, delicious! Creamy but with the little crystals of a more aged cheese, not too strong… I guess that would be the “dolce” part of the variety. Just enough veining to give it the best taste. Loved it, and Sini Fulvi Gorgonzola Dolce is in my favorites column now.

The second cheese is a French Double Cream, kind of like a brie but without the characteristic brie flavor that The Husband can’t stand. This brand “Fromager d’Affinois Guilloteau,” too, was delish. So very mild, extra creamy with a very light, fresh flavor. It paired really well with my Pinot Grigio on this (almost) summer evening.

Finding new things to try this year has turned out to be a delicious and rewarding idea this evening.

Gorgonzola Dolce and French Double Cream
Gorgonzola Dolce and French Double Cream