Queen Bee Porcini

Queen Bee Porcini wins Super Gold at World Cheese Awards


Media contact: Katie Schall
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Email: katie@beehivecheese.com


UINTAH, UT (November 5, 2021) - Beehive Cheese, makers of fine artisan cheeses, won Super Gold and six additional awards on November 4th at the World Cheese Awards held in Oviedo, Spain. The Super Gold win for Queen Bee Porcini was the highest award given to a U.S. producer this year. 

A total of 4,079 cheeses from 45 countries entered the competition hosted by the Guild of Fine Foods. Only seventeen producers from the United States won awards at the competition, with Beehive Cheese capturing seven total awards for themselves.  

World Cheese Awards 2021 Medal Details:

  1. Super Gold Medal: Queen Bee Porcini, Beehive’s newest cheddar rubbed with crushed porcini mushrooms
  2. Gold Medal: Red Butte Hatch Chile, cheddar rubbed with New Mexico Hatch chiles
  3. Silver Medal: Promontory, cheddar aged 6-months
  4. Silver Medal: Seahive, cheddar rubbed with Redmond Real Salt and local wildflower honey
  5. Silver Medal: Teahive, cheddar rubbed with Earl Grey tea
  6. Bronze Medal: Pour Me A Slice, cheddar infused with Basil Hayden whiskey
  7. Bronze Medal: Barely Buzzed, cheddar rubbed with espresso and lavender

With the exception of Queen Bee Porcini, all of Beehive’s cheeses can be purchased at www.beehivecheese.com, Smith’s, Harmon’s, and other local retailers. Queen Bee Porcini was released in 2021 and is only available for purchase at Beehive Cheese’s creamery location in Uintah and will be released online this winter.  

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In 2005, Tim Welsh and Pat Ford had a vision of opening a creamery in the mountains of Northern Utah. Not knowing what they couldn’t do, the two broke with tradition and created their own rules about what artisan cheese could be. With their families by their side, they built a company grounded in independent thinking, connectedness, and authenticity. Beehive Cheese continues to produce award-winning cheeses that bring family and friends together.