Promontory gets its name from the Promontory Summit, the place where the first Transcontinental Railroad in the US was officially completed in 1869.
The Promontory is an Irish-style cheddar cheese made with pasteurized Jersey milk. It is produced by Beehive Cheese Company in Utah, United States. This creamy, full-bodied textured cheese has citrucy, fruity notes. It pairs well with full-bodied red wines, ales and IPAs. Promontory can be eaten with honey, preserves, gourmet mac-and-cheese.
The cheese has won several awards including a gold medal at the 2013 World Cheese Awards, Grand Champion at the 2013 Idaho Milk Processor's Association competition, 1st Place at the 2011 American Cheese Society.
Other varieties include:
Promontory with Rosemary: flavoured with rosemary
Promontory with Habanero: flavoured with Habanero
Smoked Promontory with Habanero: flavoured with Habanero and smoked.