Big John's Cajun, named after the local chef John Dearmin, is a cheddar-style, cheese made with pasteurized Jersey milk. It is produced by Beehive Cheese Company in Utah, United States. Canola oil is applied on a one day old cheese, then a mixture of Cajun meat with cayenne pepper is hand-rubbed and then allowed to mature in humidity controlled facility. Fully aged cheese is spicy in flavour and rich, smooth, creamy in texture. It pairs well with full-bodied red wines, champagne, or a fruity wheat beer. It can be shaved on salad or melted over a burger. The cheese has won several awards including 2nd place at the 2009 American Cheese Society in 2009, 3rd place at the 2011 and 2012 American Cheese Society in 2011, 2012.
6 months ago
I'm not big on spicy stuff, but this had just a touch of spice on the rind. Easily avoided if you wish, or devoured if you choose! I found a slice with mostly cheese and a sliver of rind was the perfect ratio!
a year ago
Rind is a bit spicy. Definitely eat quickly after opening because it hardens. Good, not sold on buying it again