Meet Rogue River Blue, a seasonal blue cheese made at Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon that is only available for a limited time (right now!). Best described in the creamery's own words:
"Rogue River blue cheese is wrapped in grape leaves that have been macerated in pear brandy. Its forward, well-aged flavor tastes of brandy, fruit and burnt cream. A creamy, crunchy-smooth texture conjures sp ecks of rock candy dissolving like divinity. The antique linen-hued paste features random tôile-styled patterns of green blue veins and the rind is gracefully imprinted by its grape leaf wrapping. The flavors of our signature terroir include hints of sweet pine, wild ripened berries, hazelnuts, morels and pears.
This unique artisan blue cheese reflects a deep connection to the land and artisanship. Taking a cue from centuries-old Basque and Provencal techniques (which featured brandy-soaked chestnut leaves), these rounds are lovingly hand-wrapped in local Carpenter Hill Vineyard Syrah leaves that have been macerated in Clear Creek Pear Brandy. Rogue River blue is made during the autumnal equinox and before the winter solstice from Brown Swiss and Holstein cow’s milk, certified sustainable by Food Alliance. The cows graze in 1250 foot elevation pastures bordering Rogue River, where they eat a variety of pasture and native grasses, hop clover, wild herbs, Himalayan blackberries and wild flowers, supplemented with grass hay, alfalfa and grain off the ranch."
Simply a beautiful cheese with a taste you'll never forget. We are very excited to have this cheese and we hope you enjoy it too!