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.


7 ratings


3 months ago

Rind is a bit spicy. Definitely eat quickly after opening because it hardens. Good, not sold on buying it again

Jonathan Butlin

3 months ago


3 months ago

Cajun rind is a good mix of earthy, herby, and spicy heat. Texture is firm with pockets of salty sharpness. Savory cheese is great for snacking. It’s hard to decide if I would prefer the delicious rind spices mixed throughout the cheese because the cheese is good enough without it.

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