Arcata's Cypress Grove Chevre nabs gold at World Cheese Awards

Full story: Eureka Times Standard

"It's huge," said Cypress Grove Marketing Manager Michael Duffy. "It's a really serious competition, so it's great for us -- it keeps building on the tradition." The 22nd annual contest drew more than 2,500 cheese entries from 29 countries that were tasted and critiqued by more than 200 judges in blind taste tests.
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Dec 30, 2010
 
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Dec 30, 2010
 
Congratulations to you!! I have not tried goat cheese, but maybe someday.
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Dec 30, 2010
 
My parents, in their late 70s, and not at all what I would call 'adventurous' where taste buds are concerned, tried and loved a goat cheese with cranberries recently. So much so, they went specifically to Trader Joe's to see if they might possibly have such a thing. Mom dug down through the bin of blueberry cheese and came up with the only cranberry in the bunch. The only thing I've heard her say repeatedly about Trader Joe's is, "Too expensive, I'd never buy anything there."

Grocery Outlet in Eureka often carries tiny 'tubes' of varied flavors of a soft goat cheese. I've not been disappointed by any I've tried.
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Dec 30, 2010
 
This is awesome news! Switzerland has another feather in its cap.
*clap**clap**clap*
Don't herald yet another successful made-in-Humboldt business that sold itself to an out-of-area company.
Keith Stone

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#5
Dec 30, 2010
 
nice to see some recognition for the area other than for weed. This along with Mad River Brewery's recent awards are great for our area!!
Anonymous

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Dec 30, 2010
 
I'm glad that this company is doing so well. If you have to expand your facilities, please, please don't leave Humboldt County.
Umm

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Dec 30, 2010
 
Keith, do you believe Humboldt will get an ounce of recognition in non-Humboldt press? As far as anyone else is concerned, it's a Swiss company.
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Dec 30, 2010
 
Europe is your ancestry..........mega millionaires will invest in young people..............that is how they keep themselves alive............Death is around the corner.......that is how they strive for immortality through the youth..............something new to brag about......I just bought this new company in Humboldt..I am a marketing genius...psst.actually it is my Christmas good deed for the day. I am really a weapons manufacturer and yes I have invested dearly in the illegal marijuana grow up there..........hahahahahahaha
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Dec 30, 2010
 
In the dark wrote:
My parents, in their late 70s, and not at all what I would call 'adventurous' where taste buds are concerned, tried and loved a goat cheese with cranberries recently. So much so, they went specifically to Trader Joe's to see if they might possibly have such a thing. Mom dug down through the bin of blueberry cheese and came up with the only cranberry in the bunch. The only thing I've heard her say repeatedly about Trader Joe's is, "Too expensive, I'd never buy anything there."
Grocery Outlet in Eureka often carries tiny 'tubes' of varied flavors of a soft goat cheese. I've not been disappointed by any I've tried.
Try Costco for Cranberry Cheese especially this time of year. They have a brand called Celebrity that we purchased last week. They used to carry one from England but I haven't seen it there lately. I'm Glad to see that Cypress Grove is still trying for excellence..
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Dec 30, 2010
 
Keith Stone wrote:
nice to see some recognition for the area other than for weed. This along with Mad River Brewery's recent awards are great for our area!!
I second that. It's great to see some local success stories. This community needs to build on that.
Lulabelle

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Dec 30, 2010
 
fhHENjfm wrote:
Europe is your ancestry..........mega millionaires will invest in young people..........that is how they keep themselves alive..........Death is around the corner.......that is how they strive for immortality through the youth..........something new to brag about......I just bought this new company in Humboldt..I am a marketing genius...psst.actually it is my Christmas good deed for the day. I am really a weapons manufacturer and yes I have invested dearly in the illegal marijuana grow up there..........hahahahahahaha
You are a nut case.
Four decades in Humboldt

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Dec 30, 2010
 
BlueLaker wrote:
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I second that. It's great to see some local success stories. This community needs to build on that.
Awww yes goat cheese and beer a gastronomical delight...lol. Congradulations to Cypress Grove and Mad River Brewery.
Promote the Goat

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#13
Dec 30, 2010
 
Goat cheese, esp. Cypress Grove, is wonderful! As a dairy goat owner, I delight in creating and trying new cheeses. Don't be afraid to try it. I suggest starting with Humboldt Fog. And yes, beer goes great with it. For the health nut, have you considered goat meat? Check out the stats sometime. You'll be surprised at what you find!

http://www.elkusa.com/Goat_meat_nutrition.htm...
anonymous

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#14
Dec 30, 2010
 
I guess this will give the Ruin Richardson Grove cheerleaders a tough sell to ruin the Grove being that their are not a little local business anymore.
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#15
Dec 30, 2010
 
The straightening of the road that lies near Richardson Grove (especially for cyclists and pedestrians -- why do you hate them?) is a wonderful idea regardless of who owns Cypress Grove.
You live in conspiracy land little guy. Time to grow up.
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#16
Dec 30, 2010
 
Today I was in Garberville and some people from out of country were visiting the area and happen to read the paper and asked me where they could find the cheese I happily showed them where it was at Rays Food place.

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Dec 30, 2010
 
I am not afraid to be political, but why do people choose to attack those that disagree on a personal basis?

I disagree politically (most likely) with the founders of the Cheese Company. But,I want them to do well. The better they do, the better their employees do, the better the community does.

Tell me how chasing business out of the area helps. And the promoted view of the area is a business chiller.
Abdul Jabaar

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#18
Dec 30, 2010
 
I've tried this cheese before and it's quite good on the pallet, rich, creamy and still smooth.

Now, when will they start exporting this overseas? Tired of all this German, Dutch cheese.
Bored Certified

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Dec 30, 2010
 
Abdul Jabaar wrote:
Tired of all this German, Dutch cheese.
I'm tired of eating Government Cheese...In a Van...

Down by the River...
birdman

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#20
Dec 31, 2010
 
Sounds kinda cheezy if you ask me. Even if you dont ask so dont.

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