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Domestic Cheese

Rogue Creamery

Central Point, Oregon

Rogue Creamery believes that cheese making begins with the cows grazing on flavorful local grasses and does not end until the final product is aged to perfection and is on your plate.  All of their animals are bred to produce perfect milk for cheese making - rich in protien and butterfat. The milk is flavorful and ideal for creating award winning cheeses because it is able to be pasture grazed for most of the year.  

Today Rogue Creamery has won multiple national and international awards for its cheeses. During the Depression of the 1930's Tom Vella opened a creamery in southern Oregon.  This region had scattered farms and pear orchards, as well as seasonal logging employment.  The new business of the creamery created year round jobs that were desperately needed at this time and was a welcome addition to the area.  Vella employed local people and was very mindful of using local dairies so that as he expanded and grew he could help more of the small farms.  The Rogue River Valley and Rogue Creamery did much better than expected during the Great Depression compared to other areas of the state, then during the war made great contributions shipping millions of pounds of cheddar overseas.  Post war Vella employed more people and soon became the first major supplier of cottage cheese in Oregon.  This success inspired Vella to expand to blue cheese, traveling to Roquefort, France, where he was welcomed and able to learn much of the secrecy of cheese making from the Roquefort Association, returning and constructing caves and a Roquefort type cheese factory, earning respect and success for his efforts.

 

smokey-blue

Smokey Blue

Gently cold-smoked over Oregon hazelnut shells this blue cheese is given an extra layer of rich flavor. Balancing the smoky and earthy flavors is flavors of sweet cream with caramel notes.  A smooth blue cheese that is the first of its kind. 

Q4400010 · 5 lb. Wheel
oregonzola

Oregonzola

Rogue Creamery pays tribute to its Italian heritage with this cheese. Developed in the late 1990s, Oregonzola is the only cheese in the US that uses blue mold brought from Italy.  It is sweet and savory and reminiscent of the classic Italian Gorgonzola.  Cave aged for a minimum of six months. 

Q4400050 · 5 lb. Wheel

oregon-blue

Oregon Blue

An award winning sustainable cow's milk blue cheese.  Cave aged for a minimum of 90 days, this is an approachable blue with a buttery and firm paste and a variety of flavors that will satisfy all palates.  A clean, briny flavor with notes of sweet cream and earthy blue molds blooming throughout.

Q4400090 · 5 lb. Wheel

caveman-blue

Caveman Blue

A wonderfully sweet, fruity and slightly vanilla tasting cheese that has the texture of butter.  The rind is covered in mold and looks unrefined, masking the wonderful interier.  The natural rind allows the cheese to release small amounts of moisture to develop the thick and buttery interior.  Cave aged for a minimum of six months. The golden paste tastes of sweet buttermilk with hints of beef and bacon, tropical fruit, grass and hay.

Q4400130 · 5 lb. Wheel

hopyard

Hopyard Cheddar

With hop petals physically in this cheddar, the first flavors that greet you are similar to a freshly poured IPA.  Soon following the inital flavors to your palate are layers of sweet brown butter and hazelnuts with buttermilk tones following closely behind. 

Q4400160 · 10 lb. Wheel
 

Survival Stout

Organic Survival 7 Grain stout is poured over their classic hand-milled cheddar curds, allowing it to meld prior to being hand dipped and pressed into blocks for aging.  The tangy cheddar notes are tempered by the chocolate and coffee flavors of the stout creating a unique new favorite.

Q4400190 · 10 lb. Wheel

touvelle

Touvelle

An American Original created to please all palates.  Combining the techniques and cultures of Cheddar, Jack and Gouda. This new style of cheese is semi-hard and shows off the buttery flavors of Rogue's milk. TouVelle is a workhorse in the kitchen with its mild, full flavor and wonderful melting abilities.

Q4400220 · 10 lb. Wheel

smokey-touvelle

Smokey Touvelle

Their original TouVelle cold smoked over hazelnut shells creating a well balanced flavor that is sweet and nutty and will round out any cheeseplate or dish.  Like the original TouVelle, this cheese melts beautifully allowing it to create wonderful dishes in the kitchen.

Q4400240 · 10 lb. Wheel

rogue-river-blue

Rogue River Blue

A seasonally produced cheese made from the milk of Brown Swiss and Holstein cows.  Wrapped in Syrah grapes leaves with bold flavor notes of brandy, pine, hazelnuts and morels.

Q4400140 · 5 lb. Wheel · Seasonal