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The Cheese Whisperer: Groovy Goats from Cypress Grove

Plain fresh goat cheese is a wondrous thing: so soft and light it feels like catching snowflakes on your tongue.

However, flavored goat cheese also tastes divine. Take for instance the fresh artisan goat cheeses from Cypress Grove Chevre in Arcata, California, where master cheese maker Mary Keehn has been raising Alpine goats and making cheese for over 30 years. These delightfully packaged fresh cheeses are infused with fabulous flavor combinations that will brighten your day.

PsycheDillic – Aromatic and rare dill pollen deepen the flavor of plain fresh goat cheese for a result that will expand your mind. Serve with bagels, lox and capers or add to mashed potatoes or tuna salad.

Sgt. Pepper – this cheese is bursting with big band flavor. Garlic, roasted peppers and hot chili threads dance on the palate. Beautifully presented, this cheese lends a big kick of earthy spice to burgers, pasta or your holiday cheese tray.

Purple Haze – lavender and wild fennel pollen combine to create a creamy fresh goat cheese with smooth, delicate floral flavor. Create a sweet-salty appetizer by spooning Purple Haze chevre into pitted dates or crumble on top of a green salad with dried cranberries and caramelized nuts.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.