Heidi Ho “Ne Chèvre”

We recently found the Heidi Ho brand of artisan cheeses and were delighted to give them a try. We sampled two different kinds of “Ne Chèvre” — Pure, and Black Lava.

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The Pure version was bland and flavorless. The texture was not perfectly smooth — which is not unlike my memory of goat cheese, though it’s been a while — but this made the cheese a bit less appetizing.


Much tastier was the Black Lava version, which had a layer of crushed hazelnut and black salt about halfway through.

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Stirred throughout the cheese, this layer greatly enhanced the flavor, giving it a lovely nutty flavor. This cheese was also much richer than the plain “Ne Chèvre.”


We’re not sure we’d go out of our way for either of these cheeses again, but Heidi Ho seems better known for its Chia Cheezes, which we’re eager to try; these come in creamy, spicy, and smoky flavors and look both delicious and versatile. Stay tuned!

About Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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