Seasoned Cheddars That Turn Heads

Beehive Cheese in Ogden, Utah, cleaned up at this 12 months’s World Cheese Awards, held final month in Oviedo, Spain. There have been 4,079 cheeses from 45 international locations within the competitors, together with 17 from the US. Beehive Cheese focuses on cutely named Cheddars with rinds usually massaged with flavoring parts to refined impact. It took dwelling the tremendous gold for its new Queen Bee Porcini, a Cheddar rubbed with crushed mushrooms for an alluring umami enhancement. A gold medal went to its sweetly scorching Crimson Butte Hatch Chile, flavored with the New Mexican pepper. Beehive’s mellow 6-month Promontory Cheddar, Seahive, rubbed with salt and honey, and Teahive, rubbed with Earl Gray Tea, gained silver medals. Bronze medals went to the creamery’s Pour Me a Slice, infused with Basil Hayden whiskey, and Barely Buzzed, rubbed with lavender and espresso, which was the primary flavored cheese made by the 16-year outdated creamery.

Beehive Cheeses, $15.99 to $19.49 for 12 ounces, beehivecheese.com.

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