Cypress Grove Chevre Inc. - Vino Pair Cheesemaker Index
Cypress Grove Chevre Inc.
About Cypress Grove Chevre Inc.
Full of great cheeses and bursting with ideas, Mary was eager to get back to her kids and her goats who were all eagerly awaiting her return to Humboldt. As she slept on the long transatlantic flight home, something prophetic came to Mary in a dream. Perhaps it was somewhere over Kansas when she awoke with a clear vision… a vision of a new kind of cheese. A cheese inspired by the lessons from her trip… a goat cheese accented with a thick line of ash reminiscent of the fog often blanketing the expansive Humboldt coastline. The name for this vision, this cheese? Humboldt Fog.
It took years of tasting, trying, and finally perfecting Mary’s dream cheese. Epicureans, gourmets and connoisseurs of the world agreed, “there’s something spectacular in this new cheese!” The Cypress Grove cheese, born from a dream, begins winning accolades and awards around the globe, sparking an epicurean movement. Then a funny thing happened, which took us all by surprise, the Cypress Grove cheese won a design prize. Metropolitan Home named Humboldt Fog as one of the “Best of the Best: People, Places, Extraordinary Things,” featuring it as a top 100 Design! Well now, thankfully, we see people’s palates evolving. As Americans develop a longing for kraft spelled with a “c,” the nuances of an artisan food world blossoms to include craft beer, chocolate, other fine cheeses. With these tasty treats, America’s palate is forever changed. Humboldt Fog’s success fuels growth for more tasty, award-winning cheeses: Bermuda Triangle, Purple Haze, Midnight Moon, Truffle Tremor and more. In fact Oprah gave Truffle Tremor the highest score, saying this luxurious cheese was “...the best combo since Diana Ross and the Supremes.” It was named one her favorite things not once, but twice! Just give it a try and you’ll soon taste why.
With this growing Chevrelution comes a demand for cheeses that please our clamoring fans. More goat milk is needed for more flavorful chevres and so Cypress Grove expanded its green land, with an impressive and lush 36-acre model dairy. This dairy is no ordinary dairy. The gate and goat keepers are one of a kind, caring and sharing their love of the rind. It’s a perfect mix of high tech and eco-groovy—a happy place for goats to prosper and roam. It’s a pretty cool place for people, too. A great deal of thought went into the dairy, designed to be an easily accessible source of knowledge for the growing American goat dairy industry. Cypress Grove’s approach to herd and health management earned the dairy a 100% score for an American Humane Certification. There is no other dairy like it in North America. It is a marvel of technology and best practices from around the globe. Neat, huh?!