Bayley Hazen Blue is a buttery, natural-rinded cow's milk blue cheese, made primarily with morning milk, which tends to be lower in fat. Production takes place every other day.
Bayley Hazen's texture is firm and slightly drier than many blues. Its interior paste is cream colored and punctuated by blue-green pockets and veins.
Ayrshire milk is used in the making of this gourmet cheese and it is particularly well-suited to cheesemaking, due to mid-range fat and protein content. The way the fats and proteins break down are a perfect platform for the development of an excellent cheese.
Flavors of this cheese are complex and multi-layered. The typical tang of the blue mold, Penicillium Roqueforti, takes a back seat to a wide array of flavors that include butter, chocolate, and occasionally licorice.
Bayley Hazen Blue is a versatile blue cheese that pairs well with tart and fruity flavors or deep and rich notes. Try it crumbled on a spinach salad, melted over a burger, or paired simply with a chunk of dark chocolate. To drink, either a fruity red wine or an Imperial Stout would be an excellent partner.
We hand-cut and wrap this gourmet cheese in wedge of 1 pound and 8 ounces. You can also purchase the entire form of approx. 7.5 pounds.
Ingredients:raw cow's milk, salt, rennet, cultures.