Barren County Bleu is named for the county where we farm and make cheese, and this blue carries the essence of our farm very effectively. Its cheddar base makes for a resilient and optimal cave-aging cheese, which we do for a minimum of 5 months. The rind is larded, an old world technique to keep the rind from cracking and keep a good moisture balance while the cheese ages. The result is an incredibly flavorful but accessible bleu, with fruity cheddar notes as well as mushroom and forest floor. A slightly crystalline texture adds to the experience, finishing with a fudge-like depth.
Wine Pairing: Reds with a good amount of minerality
Beer Pairing: Dry-hopped IPA’s
Food Pairing: Dark Chocolate (Ice cream included), berries