Barely Buzzed cheese is an artisanal cheese hand-crafted by Tim Welsh and Pat Ford of the Beehive Cheese Company in Uintah in Utah. These two guys are brothers-in-law and decided one day to hang up their neck ties and start making cheese - and boy did they hit the jackpot with the Barely Buzzed.
A wonderful cheddar-like cheese that is just wonderful without the rub, but the rub of Turkish coffee, French Lavender and oil is the icing on the cake - or the rub on the cheese. The rub adds notes of butterscotch and caramel that are prevalent close to the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese.
The Beehive Cheese Creamery sits at the mouth of Weber Canyon in a valley between the forested Wasatch Mountains. The cheese is aged on Utah Blue Spruce aging racks in humidity controlled caves, and moved to different temperature during the aging process to develop texture and flavor. This impressive tasting cheese won already various awards: 1st Place, Flavored Cheddar American Cheese Society Annual Competition 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 and a 3rd place in 2012.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedge of 1 pound and 8 ounces.