Bayley Hazen Blue is a natural-rinded blue cheese, manufactured by Jasper Hill Farm and aged at The Cellars at Jasper Hill. Like most blues, Penicillium roqueforti is used, but, in the words of the Jasper Hill Website, "the usual peppery spice character associated with blue cheese takes a backseat to sweet, nutty, and grassy flavors in the milk. The breakdown of fats and proteins during ripening often show a distinct licorice flavor in the creamy and friable paste." The flavor is more like an English Blue Stilton than most blue cheeses produced in the United States.
The name is derived from the Bayley Hazen Military Road, located in the vicinity of the Jasper Hill Farm.