Cold smoked with walnut wood and apple wedges
Winner of 10 major awards
If you’ve ever purchased a smoker, this story will ring true for you and your family members—we’ve all been through a smoked-food craze in our lives. Co-owner of Beehive Cheese, Pat Ford, is no exception to this. Impressively, back in 2006, Pat welded his own homemade smoker and began smoking everything in sight (his wife and kids still giggle a little when you mention this time in their lives).
Beehive had been in business for only a year by 2006. They were doing a lot of experimentation with their cheddars at that time and they decided to smoke a 20-lb wheel in Pat’s homespun smoker. Being resourceful, Pat grabbed what he had on hand to smoke the wheel, which was apple and walnut wood from his trees in the backyard.
The first batch was a comical melted mess. However, the second batch was the beginning of the Apple Walnut Smoked we know today, and they’ve been perfecting this cheese ever since. To date, it’s the reigning champion of Smoked Cheddars in the United States according to the American Cheese Society.
What does it taste like?
Sweet and creamy, Apple Walnut Smoked has the perfect amount of smoke. This artful balance allows both the cheese and its smoky character to shine.
- Stone fruits, berries
- Toasted nuts
- Superb for melting on burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches
- Perfect for scalloped potatoes
- Bacon’s best friend
- 1st Place American Cheese Society (ACS) 2019
- 2nd Place World Cheese Awards (WCA) 2016, 2017, 2018
- 2nd Place Idaho Milk Processors Association 2016
3rd ACS 2008, 2015, 2014, 2017
- 3rd WCA 2008, 2014, 2019
Vegetarian rennet, cow's milk, all ingredients rubbed on the rind are organic, this is a gluten-friendly product
Trying to decide between the 12 oz or the quarter wheel?
The 12-oz cut is our work horse. This one is for the for the entertainer or used in cooking. It’s enough cheese for a couple grilled cheese sammies or a party of 12-16 guests.
The 5 lb quarter wheel is perfect for large parties and weddings.