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Mother's Day Wine and Cheese Pairing

April 21, 2021

Mother's Day Wine and Cheese Pairing

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Beehive Cheese & a Virtual Wine Tasting

We hear your mom’s pretty cool, so we put together a little thing so she can hang with us! Check out this virtual Mother’s Day experience slated for May 8th at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Beehive’s Heather Cox and Sommelier James Santangelo of the Wine Academy of Utah are hosting an interactive Zoom tasting for all the cool moms out there. Together they will walk mom through a pairing of different wine styles with our Family of Cheese gift offering.

Really, this event is for anybody who wants to join and talk wine and cheese. 

Here’s how to join this event. Heads up, it requires two separate purchases:

    Step 1: Purchase a Family of Cheese or an Extended Family of Cheese and have it delivered to mom’s door (or yours).

    Step 2: Head over to the Wine Academy of Utah’s Event page to register for the event and to receive:

    • The list of Wine Styles to purchase. Due to Utah alcohol laws (I know, I know) we cannot ship you wine, you will need to procure the wine. Don't worry, we'll tell you what to buy.   
    • Live and interactive Sommelier pairing presentation
    • Receive a .pdf to print of the custom Wine Tasting Mat
    • Receive the Zoom invite link for the online presentation
    James Santangelo

    So... who is this fella, James Santangelo?

    James’s wine career started at a hot dog stand in New York state. Fancy, right?! 

    Working the grill during the humid summers in Western New York, he’d greet customers as they arrived by shouting, “Whatcha want? Whatcha got?”— and the banter between the ‘grill man’ and customers began. After moving to Salt Lake City, he traded the charcoal grill for fine dining. 

    James fell in love with the fast-paced environment of the floors of Utah’s top-rated restaurants. He quickly made the decision to continue his culinary education, being especially motivated by wine’s power to enhance the dining experience. He took that passion and excitement with him into his studies to become a certified Sommelier and an Educator. 

    Now instead of “How many dogs?” it’s “How ‘bout a little ‘splishy splash’ to get you started tonight?”

    A decade later and James now has an internationally recognized wine academy, his Wine Academy of Utah. Both Katie Schall and Chef Heather Cox of Beehive Cheese have even achieved their WSET Level 1 Wine Certification through the Academy! We know first-hand Jim’s awesomeness.   

    You’ll be dazzled by his fun and approachable style of teaching wine and food pairings. Seriously, leave the top hat and monocle at the virtual door. Jim is an entertaining and enthusiastic educator who never lost that “behind the grill” banter to his fine dining training.  





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    The Beehive Cheese brand promise is at the core of our everyday whey of life. This promise reflects who we are as a family-run company and our promise to our customers. If you have a problem with your cheese we will make it right. Our promise to you is simply this; Great Cheese, No Excuses.

    Apple Walnut Smoked

    This cheese is cold-smoked in small batches using local Utah walnut wood and slices of red apple. Apple Walnut Smoked has a subtle sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of smoke. 

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    Apple Walnut Smoked is made from the milk of Jersey cows from Ogden’s Wadeland South Dairy. Wadeland’s Jersey cows enjoy 350 acres near the salty marshes, ponds and mudflats of the mineral-loaded soil of the Great Salt Lake.

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    Barely Buzzed

    Unique espresso and lavender hand-rubbed cheese with subtle notes of butterscotch and caramel. Made from the milk of Jersey cows; this is a full-bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. Barely Buzzed is our most popular cheese and is considered by many to be a great American original.

    Quality Ingredients

    It’s all about the rub. Colorado Legacy Fine Coffee's produces a Beehive Blend of South American, Central American, and Indonesian beans roasted in different styles exclusively for Barely Buzzed. It turns out the love for food and artisan craftsmanship runs in the family. The owner and roaster of Colorado Legacy Fine Coffee is the brother of cheesemaker Tim Welsh.

    Our unique espresso blend is then mixed with French Superior lavender buds and freshly ground onsite. The mixture is diluted with oil to suspend the dry ingredients in the rub. Rubbing the cheese produces notes of butterscotch and caramel near the rind, which find their way to the center of the cheese.

    Barely Buzzed is aged in our humidity controlled facility and then moved to two different temperatures during the aging process to develop texture and flavor.

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    The name "Barely Buzzed" came from Andrea at Deluxe Foods in California. She was the winner of the “Name this Cheese” contest.

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    Big John's Cajun

    This spicy hand-rubbed cheese packs a heated punch as you near the rind. Made from the milk of local Jersey cows in Northern Utah, the combination of sweet creaminess and spice make it a great addition to any cheese plate.

    Quality Ingredients

    The spice is right! Our Cajun rub was developed by local Ogden, UT chef John Dearmin using only the finest ingredients. Unlike typical Cajun rub, Big John uses cayenne pepper instead of paprika. Sorry, the rest of the recipe is top secret. The spiciness of the rub is a nice compliment to the creamy texture of the cheese. Watch out, this cheese packs a heated punch as you near the rind.

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    Promontory

    As the patriarch of the Beehive family of cheeses, Promontory is an Irish-style cheese with buttery, full-bodied texture and snappy, citrus-like fruity notes.

    Quality Ingredients

    Promontory, as well as all Beehive cheeses, is made from the milk of Jersey cows from Ogden’s Wadeland South Dairy. Wadeland’s Jersey cows enjoy 350 acres near the salty marshes, ponds and mudflats of the mineral-loaded soil of the Great Salt Lake. The same nutrient-rich soil that feeds thousands of migrating birds, feeds the lush alfalfa that the cows love to eat.

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    Jersey cows are the smallest, and arguably the cutest, of dairy cow breeds. Despite their small size, they produce milk with the highest protein and fat content. Higher fat and protein means the milk is creamier. This is why Beehive cheese crafts such beautifully creamy cheese. 

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    Red Butte Hatch Chile

    Beehive Cheese has a passion—to return to simple, local food. Our company’s efforts to use local ingredients gives our cheese and our company a sense of place.  This sense of place holds true for one of our oldest charitable partners, Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah and their mission to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. 

    Beginning in 2018, Beehive Cheese Company will donate 3% of the gross sales of Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese to Red Butte Garden to further their efforts to maintain a place where nature and people connect.  

    It makes sense for us to align with this local partner to create, support and make a difference in our community.  Buy some Red Butte Hatch Chile cheese today and help us support the landscape and lifestyle we love.

    Quality Ingredients

    Loaded with New Mexican Hatch Chiles, Red Butte Hatch Chile is proving to be one of our most popular cheeses among fans.  We mix spicy chilies into the cheese which are then pressed into the curd.  

    Our signature rub contains dried chiles and spices which bring out floral and savory notes in the base cheese.

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    Seahive

    Hand-rubbed with local honey and Redmond RealSalt®, Seahive is a beautifully balanced treat. Made from the milk of Jersey cows in northern Utah, this is a full-bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. SeaHive is shaping up to be one of our best cheeses. It is a true expression of our local flavors, superior quality and creativity.

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    From the land of salt and honey. Our Seahive is hand-rubbed with wildflower honey harvested from a local farm and RealSalt® sea salt. RealSalt® is harvested from an ancient sea bed near Redmond, Utah and contains unique flecks of color from more than 50 natural trace minerals.

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    Teahive

    Leave it to the Beehive family to create another unique, delicious cheese!  Teahive is a “feel good” cheese. The soothing qualities of tea and the relaxing properties of bergamot combine to produce a lovely cheese with rich fragrances of orange blossoms in April. The creaminess of this Jersey cow cheese immediately delights the palate and the complexities of the tea-rubbed rind continue through the finish.

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