Don't bogart the Fog, my friend. On the evolutionary ladder of cream cheese, this kind Northern Californian nug is the most highly evolved, a hairless biped with ESP among mass-market subspecies with brow ridges and saggital crests. Pay special attention to the stripe of green that accentuates the creamy white body like piping on a tracksuit.
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humboldt fog is not "cream cheese". it could be called "dream cheese", but it is most certainly not a creamy or cream-related cheese. lka
When I say "cream" cheese, I do so only to describe its consistency. Yeah, it doesn't come in a little plastic boat with a tin foil seal to lock in the flavor, but you can (and should) spread it with a knife, like cream cheese. Plus, it is unlike most fancy and tasty cheeses, such as those cheeses in the cheddar and gouda families, not to mention every other cheese mentioned in CHEESE, except Queso, which isn't really a cheese, but a cheese-based dish, BECAUSE it is creamy and spreadable. Thanks for clearing this up, though, Leslie.
Right. I know you are attempting, in your own feeble way, to describe the consistency of Humboldt Fog cheese. I know you are not talking about the popular Kraft Foods product known as "Philadelphia cream cheese". Thanks for "clarifying" your thinking, foggy as it is. Keep up the good work. Anyhoo — Humboldt Fog is not a cream cheese. Brie is cream (or "double creme") cheese. Fluff is a cream cheese. A cream cheese, like oleo, has a nearly liquid, pudding-like consistency at room temperature. Humboldt Fog does not. I know this because I keep a piece of Humboldt Fog on my bedside table in my temperature controlled bedroom. I breathe its fumes while I sleep, and dream of rolling hills carpeted with tall sweet grass and new daffodils. LESLIE
sometimes, Humboldt Fog is not even creamy. You leave it in the cheese drawer for a day or so, and all of a sudden it's dry and crumbly and you can't spread it on a cracker for love or money. you have to just kind of smoosh the Fog crumbs together and hope it doesn't go anywhere but in your mouth when you bite into the cracker.