Mary Keehn got started on the goat cheese trail in the 1970s when she decided to raise Alpine goats as a source of healthful milk for her children. Not too long after, Mary started receiving awards for her herd and became recognized as an expert in the field. Blessed with an excess of milk from fifty goats, Mary started making cheese in 1983.
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.
Purple Haze is Cypress Grove's lush and fluffy chevre, sprinkled with tender purple buds of lavender and fennel pollen. The lavender and fennel pollen add an ethereal quality to the already rich goat cheese; floral and piquant, Purple Haze tastes like spring air after a long rain.
Farm / Company: Cypress Grove
Cheesemaker: Mary Keehn
Proprietor: Mary Keehn
City, State: Arcata, California
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Size(s): 4 ounce round