Heat is an aged, raw, cow's milk cheese flavoured produced by Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia, United States. It is flavoured with pasilla, ancho, chipolte and paprika chillies to bring out the mildly spicy and natural smokiness in the cheese. Each wheel is handmade and aged for 60 days to create a semi firm cheese.
Beers such as IPAs, English Ales, or even Summer Ale offset the spiciness in Heat. You could also serve it with floral, medium-bodied wine like Gewurtztraminers or red wine like Malbec to contrast the spicy notes in the cheese.
As the cheese melts well, you could shred Heat in chicken nachos and tacos.
Other American cheeses: