Queso Chronicles

the queso chronicles: cypress grove purple haze

Inspired by the San Francisco Chronicle’s lovely weekly feature – the cheese review –  and fueled by our frequent purchases of new, occasionally obscure or artisanal cheeses … the Queso Chronicles is born!

Up this week: Cypress Grove’s Purple Haze, a pasteurized goat milk cheese with lavender and fennel pollen.

The cheese was creamy with a flavor similar to most chevre. The fennel pollen lent a nice, but subtle anise flavor. Lastly, with a direct quote from Jordan, “this is the only application of lavender in food that I actually enjoy”. The additional flavor profiles were tasty and interesting, but did not over power the goat cheese flavor. I love goat cheese, and this one did not disappoint.

Added bonus … Jordan singing Purple Haze all night long.


By The Answer is Always Pork

Cooking and Eating in San Francisco

5 replies on “the queso chronicles: cypress grove purple haze”

You guys make me so happy!
I fricking love cypress grove cheese!!!!
I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to find this cheese, but I’m putting it on my to do list to go out and buy it as soon as possible. Love it!
ps- for my birthday I served some of their Humbolt Fog. So good… and yet, nothing has dethroned their Midnight Moon from it’s throne in my heart… still my fav.

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