Sequatchie Cove Bellamy Blue Cheese
Bellamy Blue gets its name from a natural cave in northern Tennessee that is adjacent to the world's first man-made bat cave. The natural entrance entices endangered native grey bats to roost inside the artificial dwelling, in the hopes of combating the deadly white-nose syndrome, a mold that is threatening the grey bat's survival.
Tasting notes: Bellamy Blue's exterior is hand-rubbed with a modest amount of Applewood smoked sea salt and develops a natural rind in the aging caves, lending an earthy mushroom aroma to both the rind and dense creamy interior. The amount of smoke is very subtle, giving Bellamy a savory profile of briny smoked oysters and boiled peanuts.
Pairs nicely with: Dessert wines such as Sauternes, smoky German Rauchbier, oyster stouts, toasted pecans with a stronger flavored honey like chestnut, olives, and boiled peanuts. Works well mixed into burgers or a blue cheese dip.