Barely Buzzed is a cheddar-style, full-bodied cheese made with pasteurized Jersey milk. It is produced by Beehive Cheese Company in Utah, United States. Mixture of roasted coffee and lavender buds diluted with oil is hand-rubbed on a one day old cheese and allowed to mature for over 8 months in humidity controlled facility. Fully aged cheese is creamy and smooth texture with notes of butterscotch and caramel near the rind. It goes well with full-bodied wines, ports, bourbons, ales, stouts and ciders.
The cheese has won several awards, including a bronze medal at the World Cheese Awards in 2012, 1st place at the American Cheese Society competition in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
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