Humboldt fogis a cheese made from goat’s milk. The cheese got its name from the local Ocean Fog, which is in the Humboldt Bay. It is creamy, soft and mild. It has a light flavor and with a slightly acidic rind. It has edible vegetable ash in its center and a coating of ash under its exterior. It has a mild goat-milk flavor that leaves an aftertaste that is subtle yet tangy.
History of Humboldt Fog Cheese
This cheese comes from the ‘Fog City’. It originated in California, US.
Serving Style of Humboldt Fog Cheese
It is served with honeycomb, pears and other fruits like apple, oranges, and cranberries. It also pairs well with crisp white wine. The mild flavor of this cheese complements earthy flavors like wild mushrooms. Humboldt fogcan also be served with walnuts. It also pairs well with California or Australian Chardonnay
Culinary Uses Of Humboldt Fog
There are many culinary uses of this cheese and it can be eaten as a dessert too. It is usually served as an appetizer with Morbier, Mimolette, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, or Muscat.
Nutritional Value of Humboldt Fog Cheese
This cheese is rich in protein and calcium. It also contains Vitamin A and fat. One ounce serving of this cheese has around 100 calories.
Trivia- Humboldt Fog
The ash that is used in the production of this cheese is made by burning white Pine tree. It is slightly moist and has a wonderfully light texture. It tastes best when made from young goat’s milk. The goat flavor is quite pronounced in this cheese. One of the defining characteristic of Humboldt Fogis the line of edible vegetable ash (black) that runs horizontally across the center