Bayley Hazen Blue is a natural-rinded blue cheese made with whole raw milk. Jasper Hill Farm makes batches every other day, primarily with morning milk, which is lower in fat than afternoon milk. Ayrshire milk, their specialty, is particularly well-suited to the production of blue cheese because of its small fat globules, which are easily broken down during the aging process. The paste of a Bayley Hazen is drier than most blues and the penicillium roqueforti takes a back seat to an array of flavors that hint at nuts and grasses and in the odd batch, licorice. Though drier and crumblier than most blues, its texture reminds one of chocolate and butter. Aged between four and six months, Jasper Hill developed this recipe by starting with a Devon Blue recipe, changing its shape, and altering the aging process to end up with an edible rind.
Bayley Hazen is named after an old military road that traverses the Northeast Kingdom. The road, commissioned by General George Washington was built to carry troops to fight the English on a Canadian front. Though no battle ever took place, the road brought Greensboro its first settlers and continues to be used.
- Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 8 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.