Midnight Moon - Cypress Grove
Aged six months or more, this pale, ivory cheese is firm, dense and smooth with the slight graininess of a long-aged cheese. The flavor is nutty and brown-buttery with prominent caramel notes. The wheel is finished in a beautiful black wax. Cypress Grove Chevre is one of America's best known artisan goat cheese companies and makers of the iconic "Humboldt Fog."
The seeds of Cypress Grove Chevre were sown in the 1970s when Mary Keehn, a single mother of four daughters living in Humboldt County, began looking for a healthy source of milk for her family. From the outset, Mary strove to make the highest quality, best-tasting artisanal cheeses. Market acceptance, however, was slow. Americans, it seemed, had become accustomed not only to the strong, tangy goat cheeses made in France, but also bland, sliced "cheese" wrapped in plastic. It took quite a few years before consumers developed a palate for the smooth, delicate flavors of Cypress Grove cheeses. Mary used this period of slow, steady growth to take special care of her customers and to work in conjunction with other goat cheese pioneers to develop the American market. Patience, hard work and a commitment to quality paid off and over time a large, loyal following began to seek out the Cypress Grove label.
Today, renowned for its innovative range of fresh, aged, and ripened cheeses, many invented by Mary, Cypress Grove is a leader in the domestic goat cheese market and has been internationally awarded for the excellence of its products.
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MILK - Pasteurized Goat
RENNET - TYPE - Gouda
REGION - Holland
DAIRY - Cypress Grove Creamery
FLAVOR & TEXTURE - Firm, dense and smooth with notes of brown butter and caramel.