Like Humboldt Fog? Try Purple Haze
Aged, ashy Humboldt Fog from Cypress Grove Chevre has become a household name in the cheese world. But have you tried their other offerings? Purple Haze is a fresher goat's milk cheese that's bright, creamy, and rubbed with lavender -- a perfect cheese for summer.
Try Purple Haze with stone fruit or in a salad. I served it with walnut bread and grapes, the nuttiness and sweetness of which played nicely with the herbaceous quality of the cheese. The herbs are subtle, and so the cheese makes an easy complement to a number of breads, fruits, and accoutrements.
Photo by Nora Singley