Cheese Guide

One of our favorite foodie indulgences is a little pool of honey with cheese (any cheese!), a few crunchy crackers or bread butts, and fresh fruit. Since raw single source honey is our specialty, however, we've made a tasty pairing guide for different seasonal Minnesotan honey and cheese varieties! 

✔︎ Blue and similarly strong, sharp cheeses go well with mild, early-season honeys like alfalfa and sweet clover.

✔︎ Bloomy, soft-ripened treats like Brie and Camembert are best dressed up with intensely flavored or aromatic honey like buckwheat and basswood varieties.

✔︎ Hard Alpine cheeses get their nutty flavor enhanced by savory honeys derived from wetland and mid-summer flowers in Minnesota, like dutch clover and fall wild flower.

Use this guide for all special and casual occasions like dinner parties, housewarming, or just because you're craving a sweet and savory bite. Then check out our local #cheesebuzz featuring cheeses from local creameries, updated every other week and cross-posted on Instagram


Ames Farm Honey on a Cheese Board


Cheese Pairing Guide with Minnesota Honey from Ames Farm