Your Charcuterie Board is Begging for this New Basil Hayden’s Infused Cheese

Basil Hayden's and Beehive "Pour me a Slice"

Looking to impress your whiskey loving guests this holiday season? Sure, you’ll want to have a top shelf bottle or two, as well as some special sippers. But bourbon has been spilling over into the culinary world more and more lately – and we’re here to tell you that every appetizer plate and charcuterie board this Christmas is going to need the new Basil Hayden’s infused cheese from Beehive Cheese.

Beehive Cheese, a Utah-based creamery known for creative offerings like their coffee-rubbed “Barely Buzzed,” married their aged cow’s milk cheddar with one of the bourbon world’s low proof favorites from Jim Beam for a snackable treat they’re calling “Pour me a Slice.”

“Pour Me A Slice is sweet and creamy,” says Beehive of the Basil Hayden’s infused cheese. “As you near the rind, the spiciness of the bourbon becomes more pronounced. This beauty will be enjoyed by bourbon and cheese enthusiasts alike.”

In addition to the obvious pairing choice of Basil Hayden’s, Beehive recommends medium to full-bodied red wines, ales, and ciders to sip alongside. To complete your spread, this cheese pairs well with toasted nuts, chocolate, berries, and charcuterie.

The best part about this cheese? You can order it online now. “Pour me a Slice” comes in two sizes – a four oz slice touted as perfect for an intimate gathering, or as a component in a larger cheese board, that you can snag here for just $5.49. Or, upgrade to the larger 12 oz block (that Beehive tells us is enough for a few grilled cheese sandwiches) for just $15.99.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.