By wedding this rich, creamy cheese to the berry and plum notes of Merlot, we’ve created a marriage of flavors destined to make your taste buds say, “I do.” On that note, if you invite a few friends from our pairing guide — say, toasted walnuts, thin slices of prosciutto and semisweet chocolates for dessert — the honeymoon never has to end.
Soft-Ripened Goat Milk Cheese from Humboldt County California
The Original American Original®. Conceived in a dream (yes, really!) by founder Mary Keehn, this masterpiece paved the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America. Each handcrafted wheel features a distinctive ribbon of edible vegetable ash. You'll enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog matures, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies.
Drizzle with honey and serve with prosciutto, tart apple and Marcona almonds
Crumble it over a fall or summer salad of greens with a vinaigrette
Beer Pairing: IPAs, Porters, or Wheats, Pale Ales, or Stouts
Wine Pairings: Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Sweet Sheet, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, or a Vouvray
American Cheese Society 1998, 2002, 2005, 2019
Best of California, California State Fair 2019
Gold, World Cheese Awards 2014, 2018
Gold, London International Cheese Competition 2004
Best of Class, US Championship Cheese Contest 2017
Best Cheese & Dairy Product, IFFCS (New York) 2002
To optimize the quality of Humboldt Fog, keep cheese cold (32°–40°F) and wrapped in waxed paper. Re-wrapping soft-ripened cheese in wax or parchment paper will allow the cheese to breathe as it continues to ripen. Removing from the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
Hailing from the Normandy region of northwestern France, Saint Andre is a triple crème cow's milk cheese with a high fat (75%) content that can be contributed to the addition of velvety heavy cream, making it dense, buttery and rich.
While the inside is ivory white in color, the rind is covered with a velvety and powdery bloomy mold to protect the creamy contents inside.
Saint Andre can best be described as an intense version of Brie.
Lamb Chopper has a buttery color, smooth texture, and is mild on the palate, but don’t equate “mild” with “lack of complexity” — this is a nutty, subtly sweet cheese that’s semi-firm and meltable, thanks to the higher fat in sheep milk.
Aged three months, Lamb Chopper® is a real crowd pleaser and a favorite with kids — some might even call it the “type O” cheese.
Serve melted with sauteed mushrooms and polenta.
Shave over a melon, mint and prosciutto salad
Beer Pairing: Brown Ale, IPAs, or Porters
Wine Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc, Unoaked Chardonnay or a Vouvray
World Cheese Awards 2018
Best Product in Aisle, NASFT sofi Awards 2002
To optimize the quality of Lamb Chopper, keep cheese cold (32°–44.6°F). To maintain original condition after cutting keep cheese wrapped tightly in plastic wrap to prevent drying. Remove from the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
Sometimes compared to Brie, Fromager d'Affinois has a white, flossy rind but the interior paste is much more ivory in color. The texture is soft, smooth and yielding, with a tendency to become runny under the rind and remain quite a bit firmer in the center - thereby creating two textures in one.
Flavors are mild and subdued, with notes of salt and a slight hint of mushrooms.
Pairs well with many wines. However, it goes particularly well with champagne or sparkling wine, since the effervescence cuts the richness of the cheese and cleanses the palate.
Delicious with crackers and jelly
Come visit our original store in beautiful downtown Leavenworth, WA. Take in the Bevarian villiage and grab some cheese to enjoy in the park.