Nestled in the Tennessee wilderness, the 300-acre Sequatchie Cove Farm is home to more than 50 Jersey and Jersey-Holstein cows who spend their days on lush pasture that is carefully managed to ensure the animals' health. The herd provides the milk for the creamery's array of raw milk cheeses, which take their cue from cheeses made in the Savoie region of France.
Bellamy Blue is named for a cave near the farm in northern Tennessee. The rind is rubbed with smoked sea salt and then dipped in black wax, allowing the cheese to breathe during aging while also entrapping moisture for a smooth, dense, and creamy paste. Bellamy Blue has a subtle smokiness, and flavors of cured salami, grilled meat and boiled peanuts.
Farm / Company: Sequatchie Cove Creamery
Cheesemaker: Nathan Arnold
Proprietor: Nathan and Padgett Arnold
Affineur: Andrea Horton
City, State: Sequatchie, TN
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 4 months
Size(s): 6-pound wheel