A Little Something to Cozy Up With
I have a feeling a lot of people who hate blue cheese just haven’t had the right one.
A good blue is salty, creamy, decadent and heavenly…
but that signature funk is too kinky for virgin palates.
Adding butter to blue cheese is kind of like putting fur on handcuffs.
The extra fat smooths out the cheese’s pungent flavor,
carrying it across your palate and softening the blow.
This butter will groom your tastebuds,
seducing them into the pleasures
of funky blue cheese.
What’s My Name? Bellamy Blue
What Kind of Cheese Am I? A raw cow’s milk blue cheese rubbed with Alderwood smoked salt and cloaked in black wax
Where Am I From? Sequatchie, Tennessee
Three Words That Describe Me: Smoldering, moody, and a little nutty
Fun Fact: I’m named after Bellamy Cave, the world’s first manmade bat cave in northern Tennessee
What Do I Smell Like? Like fresh grass, with a whiff of charcoal embers
What Do I Feel Like? Moist and crumbly like a fudge brownie
What Do I Taste Like? Savory and robust, with lingering notes of roast peanuts
Favorite Foods: Keep me savory with cured meats, pickled vegetables, and olives.
Sweeten me up with dark honey, chocolate peanuts, or this banana jam.
Favorite Beverages: I need something strong and bold like me.
Pour me a pint of oatmeal stout, port wine, or mild Scotch.
Where to Find Me: Look for me at specialty grocers like Whole Foods
or ask your nearest cheese shop if they carry me. You can also find local retailers here
Look for the label:
Special thanks to In Demand Cheese for sending over this beautiful wedge of Bellamy Blue!
What’s My Name? Bleu D’Auvergne
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a creamy blue cheese similar to sheep’s milk Roquefort, but I’m made of cow’s milk.
Where Am I From? The Auvergne region of France.
Three Words That Describe Me: Modest, friendly, and flirtatious
Fun Fact: I was created in 1854 by a pharmacist – so I can cure you of the bleus 😉.
What Do I Smell Like? Fresh grass and lemon.
What Do I Feel Like? Creamy and slightly crumbly like a fudge brownie.
What Do I Taste Like? Rich buttercream with a gentle kiss of lemon. I’m one of the friendliest members of the blue family – even the blue cheese skeptics tend to fall for me.
Favorite Foods: I love the hearty, rich flavors of fall, like fresh pears, roasted root vegetables, and sautéed mushrooms.
Favorite Beverages: I like all things dark and sweet. Try me with a glass of sherry, a malty brown ale, or a Manhattan with bourbon.
Where to Find Me: I’m very easy to find at supermarkets like Mariano’s and specialty food’s shops.
What I’ll Cost You: $15-20 per pound.
Special thanks to Peterson Cheese for sending me over to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!