Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: United States
Region: West Pawlet, VT
Type: semi-hard, artisan, blue-veined
Flavour: mild, nutty, spicy, tangy
Aroma: barnyardy, herbal
Producers: Consider Bardwell Farm
Barden Blue is a blue cheese made by Consider Bardwell Farm and cave-aged by Murray's. Aged around 4 months, the raw cow's milk cheese is dense, buttery and sparingly eyed with blue mould distributed throughout the paste in patches. It is a traditional pressed cheese, unlike many blues, allowing blueing only in places where the oxygen is able to seep in. The flavours are mild, tangy and nutty, with notes of hay and hints of barnyard. There are evident extra kicks of blue complemented by an herbaceous, peppery overtone.