Hailing from the Golden State with warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, this young cheese follows in the footsteps of yesterday's "Social Network" cheese pick -- Fresh chevre from Cypress Grove Creamery in California. Known as Purple Haze, it is a four ounce disk of young tangy goat's milk paste infused with lavender and fennel pollen -- full of herbaceous and vegetal notes. This is a cheese that feels alive, full of pep and spunk -- to me it signals mornings of birds chirping, blue skies, sunshine and leaves sprouting on the trees.
Want to fast forward to springtime? Go grab a wheel of Purple Haze and a nice bottle of white wine and put the cold, dreary, snowy, winter behind you!
Image courtesy of www.cypressgrovechevre.com