Perfect Pairing: Humboldt Fog, Figs and Sauvignon Blanc

A cheese, fruit and wine pairing that you have to try!
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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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