Utah cheddar rubbed with espresso and lavender

Barely Buzzed is the perfect party cheese. It’s easy to pair, stunning to look at, and always the center of attention on the cheese board. Your guests will want to know more about this unique cheese, and we guarantee there will be a lively discussion about “Buzzed” whenever it’s in the room.

What does it taste like?

The espresso and lavender rub imparts notes of butterscotch and caramel, which are prevalent near the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese. This is a full-bodied cheese with a nutty flavor and smooth texture.

Hours after it’s made, the special grind is rubbed on the rind. The 20-pound wheel ages for 6-8 months. As it ages, our cheesemakers test each batch to determine the right time to introduce the wheel into the world. And once it arrives on your door step, get ready for an adventure in pairing!


  • Medium to full-bodied red wines
  • Port
  • Ales of all kinds
  • Stouts
  • Ciders


  • Toasted nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Berries
  • Charcuterie

Ingredient info

Vegetarian rennet, cow's milk, all ingredients rubbed on the rind are organic, this is a gluten-friendly product



1st Place, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 American Cheese Society

3rd Place 2012, 2014 World Cheese Awards

        Beehive Barely Buzzed

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