Beehive Cheese

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In 2005, brothers-in-law Tim Welsh and Pat Ford left the fast-paced world of software and real estate seeking a simple way of life as cheese makers. They had a dream to bring back the local creamery to northern Utah, and they did just that, they traded their grinding commute and laptops for quiet pre-dawn mornings sitting with 500 gallons of farm fresh milk carefully mixing and warming it for hours to develop their unique cheese. Delighting in the sweet smell of warm milk, they fell in love with the natural rhythms of making cheese the old fashioned way.

The Beehive Cheese Company creamery sits at the mouth of Weber Canyon in a valley between the forested Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah. These mountains are home to world-class powder skiing in the winter and meadows of heavenly wildflowers in the summer.

Beehive Cheese company sources milk from Wade’s Dairy. This 4th generation family dairy is owned and operated by Clint and Tara Wade. Wade’s Dairy produces high quality milk used solely for the purpose of cheesemaking. The staff at Wade’s Dairy cares for a mixed herd of Jersey and Holstein cows on approximately 550 acres of land. Sustainable practices are important to Wade’s Dairy. No cow is ever administered artificial growth hormones, most commonly referred to as rBGH or rBST.

At Beehive Cheese they have a passion for creating delicious artisan cheeses that are hand-rubbed with the best ingredients and that seems to be the right course as they are already a recipient of many awards.

Our Featured Beehive Cheese
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Beehive Cheese Company's Big John's Cajun is a cheddar-style cheese hand-rubbed with spices that pack a heated punch near the rind. The base cheese is Beehive's sweet and buttery "Utah Cheddar". During aging, the rind is rubbed with the Cajun spices - a blend developed by local Ogden, Utah chef John Dearmin using only the finest ingredients. Unlike a typical Cajun rub, Big John's Cajun uses cayenne pepper instead of paprika, in addition to garlic and celery seed.

The heat is concentrated near the rind: eat the rind for maximum heat, or stick to the middle for a milder experience. Either way, this cheese is pure fun. The smooth sweet richness of the cheese perfectly complements the heat of the spices.

This many-award-winning, handmade cheese is made from the milk of local Jersey cows in Northern Utah. Try on its own, or for cooking - either way you'll be delighted.

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Barely Buzzed is an artisanal cheese hand-crafted by Tim Welsh and Pat Ford of the Beehive Cheese Company in Utah. Tim and Pat were brothers-in-law before leaving corporate jobs to team up and make cheese.  The base cheese is their... read more
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The Beehive Cheese Company creamery sits at the mouth of Weber Canyon in a valley between the forested Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah. All cheese made at Beehive Cheese is made from the creamiest milk in Utah and lovingly crafted into... read more
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Beehive Cheese Company's Big John's Cajun is a cheddar-style cheese hand-rubbed with spices that pack a heated punch near the rind. The base cheese is Beehive's sweet and buttery "Utah Cheddar". During aging, the rind is rubbed with... read more
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SeaHive Cheese is made from the milk of Jersey cows in northern Utah, this is a full-bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. It is hand-rubbed with local honey and Redmond sea salt; a beautifully balanced treat. This artisan cheese is a... read more
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Tea and bergamot lovers rejoice. Here's another winner from our friends at Beehive Cheese Company. Starting with their signature firm cheese, they've rubbed the rind with finely ground organic Earl Grey tea. Because the tea is rubbed dry on the... read more