Located in Uintah, Utah, Beehive is most well known for their Barely Buzzed cheese...in case you are blanking what Barely Buzzed is; it is their cow's milk cheese that has been rubbed with coffee and lavender. Beehive doesn't just make Barely Buzzed though, their cheese repetoire includes a selection of nine different cheeses and I thought I would focus today on their newest cheese -- Sea Hive!
Utah is unique for its four season ecosystem and high desert and Sea Hive is Beehive's attempt to capture Utah's specific terroir into a cheese...What is Sea Hive then?
As Beehive states its a true expression of "..the land of salt and honey."
It is a cow's milk cheese that has been hand rubbed with local wildflower honey and Redmond RealSalt which is sourced from an ancient sea bed near the creamery. The salt has a faint colorful hue to it due to the fifty trace minerals in the sea bed. Local milk, local honey, local salt, a truly local product! Sweet, salty, tangy, floral, creamy, somewhat firm, buttery, and all around fantastic, this is a cheese that is a must try.
Image courtesy of beehivecheese.com