Bayley Hazen Blue cheese, Jasper Hill Creamery, Greensboro Bend, Vermont
Sensory Notes – Bayley Hazen Blue cheese has developed a loyal following because of its fudge-like texture, toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. The paste is dense and creamy, with well-distributed blue veins. The usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, giving way to the grassy, nutty flavors in the milk.
Pairings – The texture and flavor make Bayley an ideal choice for any lover of blue cheese, but with a balance of flavors that renders it accessible to those new to the style. Try pairing with a fruity red dessert wine, toasty Imperial Stout, or a hunk of dark chocolate. Bayley is also ideal for crumbling over a juicy burger. Add to a salad with spinach, walnuts, and dried tart cherries.