Bayley Hazen Blue
At Jasper Hill Farm in the northeast corner of Vermont, the Kehler family is busy every day making some of America's best quality farmstead cheeses. The milk from their roughly 40 Ayrshire cows is distinctly sweet with some toasted nut flavors, and each of their cheeses is bursting with these bold aromas.
Bayley Hazen has quickly become one of the most important American blue-veined cheeses - for good reason! Its texture is creamy and crumbly, with a flavor profile that shows sweet grass, licorice, and peppery spices. The milk's nutty and authentically farmy aromas are a nice foundation for the bold flavors of the bluing, as they reveal themselves in the finish to balance the cheese's initial punch.
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