Sequatchie Cove Creamery Bellamy BlueSequatchie Cove Creamery
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. Bellamy Blue's rind is hand-rubbed with a modest amount of Applewood smoked sea salt and then dipped in black wax, which allows the cheese to breathe during aging while entrapping moisture for a smooth, dense, and creamy paste. The amount of smoke is subtle, giving Bellamy a savory profile of cured salami and burgers on a charcoal grill. Underlying notes include cut hay and boiled peanuts.
Aged 90-120 days. Pairs nicely with dessert wines such as Sauternes, smoky German Rauchbier, toasted nuts and a stronger flavored honey like chestnut, or cured meats and olives. Works well mixed into burgers or a blue cheese dip.
Our partners at Sequatchie Cove Creamery are farmstead cheese making professionals using old world techniques and recipes. Your cheese is hand picked and shipped right from their cheese cave to your door. To ensure the quality of the cheese during delivery, all shipments will go out Monday through Wednesday with 1-2 day delivery.
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Nestled in a cove on the floor of the picturesque Sequatchie Valley, Sequatchie Cove Creamery produces farmstead cheese using time honored European traditions with a distinctly Southern flair. Our cheeses are made using the raw milk from cows who spend every waking moment on grass, letting the expression of the land shine through in its flavors. Fresh forage, sunlight, Tennessee mountain air, a good bit of science, and a dash of artistry are the tools we rely on daily. We strive to nourish and honor ourselves, the nature around us, and the awesome community that supports us.
Sequatchie Cove Creamery is a family run business owned and operated by Nathan and Padgett Arnold and a small team of devoted turophiles.
Nathan began working in the vegetable gardens of Sequatchie Cove Farm in 2003, with Padgett soon to follow. Vegetable farming gradually transitioned into animal husbandry, and the dream of cheesemaking took hold. As with so many cheesemakers, Nathan first began experimenting in his own kitchen. French cheeses of the Savoie region quickly became the muse for the first few cheeses Nathan entertained making. A hobby turned passion, Sequatchie Cove Creamery went from dream to reality in March of 2010.
Our small creamery is 100% solar powered and strives to be as sustainable as possible. Our biggest waste product, whey, is fed to Sequatchie Cove's pigs.
The cheeses of the creamery are all made everyday using the freshest raw cow's milk produced directly on the farm. Every step is painstakingly taken to ensure safety, quality, and an expression of the local "terroir", which to us is very much a Savoie of the South.