Midnight Moon

Situated where the giant redwoods kiss the Pacific Ocean in the rugged northernmost reaches of Humboldt County, California, Cypress Grove Creamery gets unique inspiration from the salt-etched voluminous fog that coolly rolls in nearly every day.

The legendary Humboldt Fog, along with variations on French style goat cheeses, are made at the Cypress Grove Creamery in downtown Arcata. To supplement production, cheesemaker Mary Keehn has traveled to Europe to find cheesemaking partners who can make classic cheeses to her specifications.

The goat milk sister to Lamb Chopper, Midnight Moon is also made in Holland, following a Dutch gouda recipe. Dense and chewy, Midnight Moon is aged for at least one year, during which time it develops a lovely brown butter flavor with intense caramel undertones.

Farm / Company: Cypress Grove

Cheesemaker: Mary Keehn

Proprietor: Mary Keehn


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Country: Holland

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Black Wax

Texture: Hard

Aging: 12 months

Size(s): 9.5 pound wheel