I might be a little slow to this whole cheese game. I love tasting cheeses while drinking wine, but it’s just not an adventure that I get to partake in nearly often enough.

I recently heard about Humboldt Fog, which is a ripened goat milk cheese from Humboldt County, California by Cypress Grove Creamery.

I don’t remember what about it seemed so intriguing, but when I saw it at the store, I just had to pick some up to see what all the hype was about. With some fresh figs, prosciutto and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on hand, it seemed logical that it might go decently together. It was more than decent; it was definitely a WOW pairing!

One thing I love about the cheese is how the flavor changes from creamy in the center to stronger towards the rind. It’s slightly acidic yet very mild, which is perfect with the figs.

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The Pairing

The Cheese: Humboldt Fog  – available on Amazon (affiliate link) or your favorite cheese shop.

The Wine: Young Sauvignon Blanc

The Fruit: Black Mission and Green Figs

The Meat: Prosciutto

Put it all together on a cheese board by spreading slices of the Humboldt Fog cheese on the halved figs and wrap some in a slice of prosciutto.

Other wines that pair wonderfully with Humboldt Fog are Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir.


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Perfect Pairing: Humboldt Fog, Figs and Pinot Grigio

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


  • Humboldt Fog Cheese
  • Fresh Figs
  • Young Sauvignon Blanc
  • Prosciutto


  • Place a slice of Humboldt on fig halves and wrap in prosciutto.
  • Serve with a crisp young sauvignon blanc wine. 

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  1. I just got a new Will of Hombardht Fog cheese .My new delicious treat is I take cherry tomatoes, fresh green onions , fresh garlic, broccoli speaks, cauliflower spears ,2 teaspoons of olive oil and just lightly stir fry until it is all nice and warm , I transfer it to a plate and lay thin slices of Hombardht Fog on top of this warm summer stir fry and I serve it with crispy French bread .Om my goodness it was completely ate up immediately and my guest now all make this delicious treat.Mmmmmm P.S I also drizzle it all with a little warm olive oil so I can sop all these delicious flavors .MmmmmmmmGooooooooooood.A dash of sea salt and pepper makes this a delicious treat.

  2. 5 stars
    I took a small wheel of Hombardht cheese and smeared it with butter then with fig preserves and sprinkled it with brown sugar all I can say is OMG a few mi utes in oven and it was a meaty tangy nutty sweet delicious treat .If you buy Homboldht fog cheese try this MmmmmmGoooooooood

      1. I just posted a new favorite recipe Justin please try this delicious stir fry with Hombardht Fog cheese.It was scrumptious.✌️